Good, Bad and Ugly

Airports, Biker Indictments and Reality TV: The Good, Bad & 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. This week our panel examines the […]

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Perry’s Charges Dismissed and ‘Alamo’ License Plates: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · From charges against Rick Perry being dismissed, to a possible chilling effect in University of Houston classrooms because of campus carry, to the Battle for the Alamo (not the Battle of the Alamo — but an online auction for a Texas license plate bearing the word “Alamo”): we discuss The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of this week’s […]

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The GOP Debate and Zombie Oil Companies: Friday’s Show (February 26, 2016)

Posted on · The 2016 presidential race came to Houston last night (Feb. 25, 2016), as the remaining Republican candidates squared off in a live televised debate on the University of Houston campus. Neurosurgeon Ben Carson, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, and businessman Donald Trump debated immigration, national security, taxes, and the Supreme […]

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Renaming Schools with Confederate Names and United Ousts Its CEO: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · From the Houston School Board taking steps toward renaming campuses with Confederate-related names; to Houston’s largest air carrier ousting its CEO this week: we discuss The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of this week’s news. Our panel of “non-experts” this week is comprised of: Vlad Davidiuk, Chairman of the College Republicans and Junior Senator in the Student Government […]

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HERO Ballot Wording, Nuking Muslims and Fake Top-Shelf Booze: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · From the wording of the HERO ballot initiative, to the Texas Agriculture commissioner’s Facebook post that seemed to suggest we nuke the Muslim world, to substituting cheap liquor for top-shelf brands: we discuss The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of this week’s news. Our panel of “non-experts” this week is comprised of: Ty Mahany, a Houston-based comedian; […]

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Matricula Consular, Water Treatment, and Gelato: Friday’s Show (August 21, 2015)

Posted on · While we wrap up today’s Houston Matters with a discussion about gelato, we start this post with a mention of it, because…well, it just looks really good. Okay, moving on. Texas no longer accepts IDs called matricula consular — issued by Mexican consulates located throughout the state — to obtain a birth certificate. The tighter ID restriction […]

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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 Texan” columnist for […]

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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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Legislature Ends, Homeless Vets and a Cattle Drive: 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 Friday panel of “non-experts” to parse The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of it all. On today’s panel: Wayne […]

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Rick Perry’s Presidential Run, and Houstonian Attitudes Towards Bikers: Friday’s Show (June 5, 2015)

Posted on · Former Texas Governor Rick Perry officially announced he’s running for President Thursday (6/4/15). He has to overcome his famous 2012 GOP Presidential debate flame out, and an indictment still hanging over his head. But in an already crowded field, he also finds himself one of two hard line conservatives from Texas. Is there room in […]