Posted on · When the singer-songwriter was just 14, her father killed her mother and then himself, leaving she and her sister -- fellow musician Shelby Lynne -- orphaned. She addresses the family's saga with a book and an album, both called 'Blood.'
Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: Questions about a candidate in the runoff for City Council District B, we discuss the movie Harriet, we break down The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week's news, and musician Allison Moorer talks about her new memoir and accompanying album.
Posted on · In his 2015 biography Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush, author Jon Meacham explored how the nation's 41st president has conducted himself throughout his life, through extensive interviews over a decade with the president, his family, friends, and colleagues. Meacham was also granted access to the former president's audio diaries […]
Posted on · Some Houstonians likely first encountered musician Chris Thile at area clubs like McGonigelâs Mucky Duck, where Thile and his Nickel Creek and Punch Brothers bandmates performed amid nationwide tours. These days, though, more Houstonians likely know Thile as the new host of A Prairie Home Companion, heard weekends here on News 88.7. Thile, a regular […]
Posted on · Last week, Senior White House Adviser Kellyanne Conway introduced America to the term "alternative facts" after White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer claimed – despite contradictory evidence — that Trump's inauguration gathered the largest crowd ever for that event. Suddenly the press was faced with calling out blatant lies. That's not something seasoned journalists enjoy […]
Posted on · Traditional Irish music has been played for more than 30 years by a random group of people in Houston nearly every Wednesday night in two pubs. This so-called “Irish Session” began at The Red Lion on Main Street, but when that burned down, it moved to McGonigel’s Mucky Duck where itâs been happening for the […]
Posted on · In January, Montgomery County's Commissioners Court approved an update to the county's thoroughfare plan, a guidepost of sorts for transportation projects, including a proposed extension of Woodlands Parkway to Texas 249. A month after commissioners approved the plan, The Woodlands’ governing board unanimously passed a resolution opposing some of the projects. On this edition of […]
Posted on · You might not know the name Bobby Whitlock, but you probably know his music. He co-wrote, played and sang on the Derek and the Dominos album Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs. (He's the one playing that piano coda at the end of Layla). He also performed on George Harrison's triple-solo album All Things Must […]
Posted on · Legislation recently filed in the Texas House would create an incentive payment system for school districts offering full-day prekindergarten programs. The measure provides additional state funding for districts that agree to adopt a number of policies for those programs. Almost half of school districts in the state currently fund full-day programs, even though the state […]