Houston Matters

Juan Carlos the Rollerblading Dancer — A Star is Born On a Houston Street Corner

Posted on · We meet Houston’s Juan Carlos Restrepo, who has been dancing on rollerblades at the corner of Montrose and Allen Parkway for the past 15 years. In the summer of 2014, Restrepo gained national attention with an appearance on Amercia’s Got Talent. MORE: ‘Viral’ Video Captures Montrose Rollerblade Dancer in his Own Words (Houston Matters, May 10, […]

Good, Bad and Ugly

NRA and Open Carry, iFest Bankrupt & Montrose Rollerblader: The Good The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · The NRA distanced itself from the Texas Open Carry movement (and then distanced itself from said distancing); Houston’s iFest is facing bankruptcy; and the Montrose Rollerblading Dancer is getting national attention: It’s The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Houston news. This week’s panel of non-experts is comprised of: Mark Bennett (attorney and author of […]

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What Are Your Favorite Weird Things to See and Do in Houston?

Posted on · Every city has its quirks. Some have more than others. We’ve long heard that Austin has – and flaunts – a reputation for being the quirky capital of Texas. But Houston brings its own bits of weirdness too. On this edition of Houston Matters, we welcome your examples of Houston’s quirkiness. From the big air bubble you […]

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‘Viral’ Video Captures Montrose Rollerblade Dancer in his Own Words

Posted on · This spring, KUHF invited Houstonians to submit videos for a contest. The goal? To tell quintessential Houston stories. The winners were announced last week. We checked in with Alex Luster, who produced one of the top entries on the Montrose Rollerblade Dancer. Check out the video on the Montrose Rollerblade dancer. The winning entry in […]