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Husband and Wife Team Working Together to Chronicle Nature in Texas

Posted on · Husband and wife duo Gary Clark and Kathy Adams Clark both work to chronicle nature in Texas — but in different ways. Gary uses words, and Kathy uses photographs. Together, they provide both a visual and linguistic glimpse into the beauty of the Lone Star State. Their collaboration has yielded a couple books recently: Backroads of Texas and […]

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Economic Opportunity and Student Debate Advice: Wednesday’s Show (September 21, 2016)

Posted on · All this week, NPR and public radio stations nationwide are taking part in this week’s A Nation Engaged project which asks, “What can we do to create economic opportunity for more Americans?” On this edition of Houston Matters, we turn the question towards economic opportunity here in Greater Houston. First, Michael Hagerty talks with Bill Gilmer, Director of […]

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Happiness for Beginners: Looking to Nature to Rebuild a Life

Posted on · Houston author Katherine Center is in the process of finishing her sixth novel, which goes on sale next year. And her fourth novel, The Lost Husband, is being made into a movie. Sandwiched between those is her most current novel, Happiness for Beginners. It’s about a woman whose marriage falls apart and to help her recover her […]

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Bright Light or Bright Blight? Is Light Pollution a Necessary Part of Urban Life or Harmful?

Posted on · In this major metropolitan area of ours, there are a lot of lights on at all hours. Not just in our homes but on our streets, glowing from traffic lights, businesses, car headlights, and more. Recently, News 88.7’s Florian Martin was contacted by a Houstonian concerned LED bulbs being deployed for the city’s street lights are […]

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How the CCC Shaped Some of Texas’ Top Outdoor Destinations

Posted on · Throughout the summer, Houston Matters is dedicating time each week to books about Greater Houston, set in Greater Houston, or written or edited by Houstonians. Our summer series continues with Cynthia Brandimarte, the author of Texas State Parks and the CCC: The Legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps. She talks about the role the CCC, a […]

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Peter Hillary Talks Exploring, Connecting With & Conserving Nature

Posted on · In 1953, New Zealand explorer and mountaineer Sir Edmund Hillary and his Nepalese Sherpa partner Tenzing Norgay became the first climbers to reach the summit of Mount Everest. Nearly 40 years later – in 1990 – Hillary’s son Peter himself reached the summit, making Edmund and Peter Hillary the first father-son duo to conquer Mount […]