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DIY Artwork Takes Center Stage At Zine Fest Houston

Posted on · Zine Fest Houston is home to a variety of do-it-yourself media and art. And for a third year in a row, the event will be held at The Printing Museum in Montrose. Event organizers Anastasia Kirages and Maria Heg tell us more about Zine Fest Houston. (Above: The Printing Museum first held Zine Fest Houston […]

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Subpoenaed Sermons and Mattress Mack’s Big Gamble: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · From Houston city attorneys subpoenaeing sermons given by local religious leaders tied to activists suing the city over the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance, to a same-sex couple claiming they were kicked out of a Houston cab for kissing, to Mattress Mack losing around $4 million on a promotion tied to the Houston Astros’ season: we discuss The Good, […]

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Back in My Day, and Craft Beer 101: Houston Matters for Friday, Oct. 17, 2014

Posted on · We’ve all heard someone say it. Maybe we’ve even been the one saying it. “Back in my day…” What comes next is usually a lament that implies things were better then in some way. But were they? On this edition of Houston Matters it’s your chance to channel your inner Grandpa Simpson. Tell us how […]

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Alcohol and Gun Sales, Free Airport Wi-Fi, and Anatomically Correct Sculptures: The Good The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · This week: gun rights groups and gun control groups agreed on something — that the TABC should not allow alcohol to be sold at some venues where gun sales take place, both Houston airports now have free Wi-Fi, ground was broken at the new SpaceX spaceport in Brownsville, and some folks are upset saying the “Wings of the City” sculptures downtown […]

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What Issues Would Make Houstonians Take to the Streets and March?

Posted on · It’s Martin Luther King Day, a day in which we remember and appreciate the civil rights pioneer, and what he stood for. While Dr. King was already well known in many circles prior to the event, for many, he first came to national prominence in 1963 during the March on Washington, as he delivered his […]

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Civil Rights in Houston, Then and Now: Houston Matters for Monday, January 20, 2014

Posted on · In recognition of Martin Luther King Day, Houston Matters will devote much of today’s program to civil rights. We’ll listen back to conversations from this past summer about the civil rights era in Houston. We’ll hear from Reverend William Lawson, Pastor Emeritus of Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church, and Dr. James Douglas, Executive Vice President and […]

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Houston Matters for Fri., Nov. 1, 2013

Posted on · A new study calls Texans temperamental and uninhibited…an airline passenger is bumped from a flight at Bush for being only 44 minutes early…Bellaire gets props for being the best community in the nation for trick-or-treating…we explore these and other oddities with our panel of non-experts, as we parse The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly in Houston […]

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What Would Compel Houstonians to March?

Posted on · This week’s festivities in Washington marking the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington got us thinking: what would get Houstonians to march? We have a reputation here in Houston of being generally pretty passive. Which is not to say we don’t have our share of protests, or that we don’t care – certainly Houstonians […]

Good, Bad and Ugly

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Posted on · A lot can happen in a week. We explore the good, bad, and ugly news in, around, and effecting Houston, with our panel. Topics like the second Special Session: Governor Perry’s decision not to seek another term; the Houston Rockets signing Dwight Howard; a new planned theme park from the Astroworld GM, Khalid Sheik Mohammed […]

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Houston Matters for Friday, July 12, 2013

Posted on · A lot can happen in a week here in Texas. In politics, Governor Perry’s announced he will not seek another term in office. In a second special session, the Texas House has passed a bill limiting abortion. Here in Houston, we await the official arrival of NBA star Dwight Howard, as the newest Houston Rocket. And there’s a new planned theme park […]