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HPD Shootings, Sunnyside, and Olivewood: Wednesday’s Show (February 17, 2016)

Posted on · Officer-involved civilian shootings have been under greater scrutiny in recent years, after several high-profile cases nationwide. But what about closer to home? According to data recently analyzed by the Houston Chronicle, over the last six years, Houston Police Department officers have shot at least 274 civilians while on duty. On this edition of Houston Matters, […]

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Funeral Museum Sees its Image Changing

Posted on · When you tell people you’re going to visit the National Museum of Funeral History, you’re bound to get at least one comment along the lines of “that sounds a bit morbid.” That’s exactly what happened last week to Houston Matters’ Michael Hagerty. Michael took a tour of the museum with its president, Genevieve Keeney, who […]

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Houston’s Dark Side, the Funeral Museum and Starting a Haunted House: Friday’s Show (October 30, 2015)

Posted on · Glenwood Cemetery’s “Avenging Angel.” The Candy Man. These aren’t characters from horror stories. They’re tales based on true events in Houston. It’s a Halloween-themed Houston Matters, as we learn more about some of Houston’s darkest history. We also revisit a museum that takes a more educational approach to what many would consider a taboo topic […]

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Exhibit Pays Homage to How Cowboys Make that Final Ride Off Into the Sunset

Posted on · With the rodeo in full swing, we learn about an exhibit showcasing the funeral traditions of cowboys and cowgirls — both simple and ornate. The exhibit is called The Last Tip of My Hat and can be seen at Houston’s National Museum of Funeral History now through March 31.

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Funeral Museum Sees its Image Changing

Posted on · When you tell people you’re going to visit the National Museum of Funeral History, you’re bound to get at least one comment along the lines of “that sounds a bit morbid.” That’s exactly what happened last week to Houston Matters’ Michael Hagerty. Michael took a tour of the museum with its president, Genevieve Keeney, who […]

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Home Foreclosures and Financial Literacy: Houston Matters for Wed., Feb. 26, 2014

Posted on · Much has been made recently about the housing industry here in Houston – home prices are up. It’s a seller’s market. It’s also a market that has its share of foreclosures. A recent study from the University of Houston’s Hobby Center for Public Policy examines the factors that contribute to foreclosures in Houston. Over 16 […]