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Analysis: It Doesn’t Matter What The Supreme Court Says, Texas Republicans Already Won Redistricting

Posted on · The U.S. Supreme Court is considering a Texas redistricting case that could ultimately result in big changes to the state's political maps. But the courts have taken seven years to get this far, and that's a win for the Republicans favored by the current maps.

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‘Mapping Texas’ Looks at 300 Years of Shifting Texas Boundaries

Posted on · The Houston Museum of Natural Science is known for geodes and stars and dinosaurs, but a new exhibit aims to make cartography just as exciting as a Tyrannosaurus Rex. Mapping Texas: From Frontier to the Lone Star State shows off 50 maps, dating from the sixteenth through the nineteenth centuries, that document the discovery of […]

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Artists Remapping American History

Posted on · Maybe it’s been awhile since you’ve used an actual paper map – unless you’re just not a smartphone person. But nonetheless, maps and roads are a big part of American iconography. And that iconography is also a big part of the work of artists Nick Vaughan and Jake Margolin. For example, they’ll painstakingly cut out […]

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Students Create Unusual Maps of Houston

Posted on · What do megachurches, potholes and wireless networks have in common? The answer is maps. They’re not road maps or weather maps. They’re maps of things like potholes around Lakewood Church. Or maps of Houston’s wireless networks. The work is part of a class at the University of Houston called Creative Mapping that encourages students to […]

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Houston’s Political Identity and a 3D Printed Heart: Wednesday’s Show (April 8, 2015)

Posted on · Texas is undeniably a conservative state, dominated in state offices by Republicans and largely on the national stage by far right-leaning figures. Yet, here in Houston, we seem to be a more bluish (or at least less red) dot, politically speaking. Are we, though, really so different from the rest of Texas, or do some […]

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Houston Matters for Friday, June 7, 2013

Posted on · Houston welcomes U.S. and Irish rugby teams to town this weekend, for a game that’s bound to be filled with scrums, knock-ons, mulligrubbers and falcons. Any idea what any of that means? Producer Edel Howlin visited with the Irish squad, and will share a little rugby 101 during today’s Houston Matters. Under the Voting Rights […]