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The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of The Energy Corridor

Posted on · A lot can happen in the Energy Corridor. Some of it good. Some of it bad. Some of it downright ugly. When faced with intriguing developments, wherever they may be, we turn to our rotating panel of “non-experts” to parse The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of it all. Our panel of “non experts” […]

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The First-Ever Houston Matters Road Show: Monday’s Show (September 14, 2015)

Posted on · Houston Matters recently (Aug. 18, 2015) took a trip to the Energy Corridor to record a special edition of the show in front of a live audience at the Holiday Inn Houston West. Crude oil prices are at a six year low, contributing to oil company layoffs and bankruptcies over the last year. And yet, […]

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Mental Health and JJ Watt and the SI Jinx: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · From a Houston mayoral candidate forum on mental health issues; to another company (albeit a smaller one) in the energy industry conducting layoffs; to Houston Texans star JJ Watt on the cover of Sports Illustrated (and hoping to avoid the fabled SI jinx): our rotating panel of "non-experts" comes together to consider The Good, The […]

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The State of Houston Radio: Friday’s Show (September 4, 2015)

Posted on · Amid technological advances, format changes, and frequencies bought and sold, the radio industry is constantly in flux. The rise of streaming, HD Radio, podcasts, and satellite radio all available on demand have provided listeners more choices than ever. What does it all mean for radio in Greater Houston today and in the future? On this […]

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Voter ID Law Struck Down, Paxton Indictment, and Blue Bell Making Comeback: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · From the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals striking down the Texas voter ID law, to Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s indictment for securities fraud, to Blue Bell Creameries starting up production in Alabama post-recall: we discuss The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of this week’s news. This week’s panel of non-experts is comprised […]

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Houston’s Credit Rating, Renaming Dowling Street and Carli Lloyd: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · From Houston’s pension problems affecting the city’s credit rating, to a call to rename Houston’s Dowling Street, to Houston Dash player Carli Lloyd shining during the FIFA Women’s World Cup: we discuss The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of this week’s Houston news. This week’s panel of non-experts is comprised of: Joe Holley, “Native […]

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LGBT Economics and the Astronaut Wives Club: Friday’s Show (July 10, 2015)

Posted on · Two weeks ago, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down state bans on same-sex marriage, effectively declaring it legal in all 50 states. The economic impact of same-sex marriage on families and the community at large goes far beyond the day of "I do," says LGBT scholar Lee Badgett from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and […]

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Abortion Law Upheld, McKinney Pool Party and Tal’s Hill: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · From an appeals court upholding Texas’ controversial abortion law, to a police officer’s response to a pool party in McKinney, to the end of Tal’s Hill in Minute Maid Park: our rotating panel of “non-experts” comes together to consider The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of the week’s Houston news. This week’s panel of […]

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HISD Proposals and William Fitzsimmons: Friday’s Show (June 12, 2015)

Posted on · In the past few weeks, the Houston Independent School District's administration has announced some planned changes, including scaling back student testing next year. HISD Superintendent Terry Grier also initially proposed to end the district's controversial performance bonus system, but he went back on that proposal earlier this week. Next week, the HISD board will review […]

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New Sheriff, New Beer & New Flights: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · From a new sheriff in town, to a new beer in town, and to soon-to-be new flights in town: we discuss The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of this week’s Houston news. This week’s panel of rotating “non-experts” includes: Aurora Losada, editor of La Voz de Houston; Joe Holley, “Native Texan” columnist for the […]

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Toll Roads and the Grand Parkway: Friday’s Show (May 15, 2015)

Posted on · Chances are, at some point, you’ve used some of the 132 miles of toll roads operated by the Harris County Toll Road Authority, from the Westpark Tollway, to the Katy managed lanes, the Sam Houston, and now a toll road to Tomball. There's more either under construction or in the works. On this edition of […]

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HCC Restructuring and Matthew McConaughey’s Price Tag: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · A lot can happen in a week. Some of it good. Some of it bad. Some of it downright ugly. When faced with intriguing developments in the week’s news, we turn to our rotating panel of non-experts to parse The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of it all. Today: Aurora Losada of La Voz […]

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Hazing, the Alamo and a Sasquatch Attack: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · A lot can happen in a week. Some of it good. Some of it bad. Some of it downright ugly. When faced with intriguing developments in the week’s news, we turn to our rotating panel of non-experts to parse The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of it all. Today: Mary Flood, a Houston attorney […]

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Nurses, Colonias, and Lockpickers: Friday’s Show (March 20, 2015)

Posted on · A lot can happen in a week. Some of it good, some of it bad, some of it downright ugly. Each Friday, we discuss intriguing developments in the week’s news with our rotating panel of “non-experts” who consider The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of it all. On this edition of Houston Matters, “Native […]

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HERO Trial, Student Records and Houston at the Oscars: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · A lot can happen in a week. Some of it good. Some of it bad. Some of it downright ugly. When faced with intriguing developments in the week’s news, we turn to our rotating panel of non-experts to parse The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of it all. Today: Aurora Losada of La Voz […]