Houston Matters

No-Tsu-Oh: Bringing Back Houston’s Version of Mardi Gras

Posted on · Everyone’s knows New Orleans is famous for Mardi Gras. But did you know Houston once had a week-long celebration on-par? It was called No-Tsu-Oh — that’s Houston spelled backwards – and from 1899 to 1915, the celebration brought a carnival atmosphere to much of the city. Well, the group Houston Arts and Media is trying to […]

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The Full Menu: Mardis Gras Food, Valentine’s Dinner and Super Bowl Food

Posted on · In our monthly segment, The Full Menu, we asked our food experts – Katharine Shilcutt of Houstonia Magazine, David Leftwich of Sugar and Rice Magazine and Eric Sandler of CultureMap Houston – the best places to get food for Mardi Gras, recommendations for Valentine’s Day dinner, and the best food for your Super Bowl party. Establishments Featured in This Segment: Valentine’s Day: Brennan’s Tony’s […]

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Water Quantity, The Full Menu, and Chase Untermeyer: Houston Matters for Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015

Posted on · On past programs, we’ve explored water quality in Greater Houston. On this edition of the program, we talk about water quantity, and efforts underway to ensure there will be enough water for a growing Greater Houston community in the years to come. We’ also learn about a debate in Montgomery County over groundwater access. Also […]

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Social Consumerism and Politics in Houston and Galveston’s Mardi Gras: Houston Matters for Friday, February 21, 2014

Posted on · There are lots of reasons to purchase products from one company over another – usually, we consider price or quality or convenience – but sometimes, the decision is a moral one. Does the company treat its workers well? Does it do business with unsavory people? Does it use sound environmental practices? In other words – […]

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Asian-Americans, Good Bad & Ugly in Houston News & Mardi Gras: Houston Matters for Fri., Jan. 31, 2014

Posted on · Today is the Lunar New Year. (Happy Year of the Horse!) Many organizations around Houston are hosting events to ring in the traditional Chinese New Year. In light of these celebrations, on this edition of Houston Matters, we’ll discuss how Houston’s Asian-American community contributes to our economy and culture. We’ll also talk with an official from HISD’s Mandarin […]