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Coogs To Face Kentucky Friday In First Sweet 16 Appearance Since The ’80s

Posted on · The University of Houston Cougars beat Ohio State to move on to the third round of the NCAA tournament. Jeff Balke updates Houston Matters on that and other local sports stories.

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Full Show: ITC Cleanup Continues, And City Controller Weighs In On Layoffs (March 25, 2019)

Posted on · On Monday's Houston Matters: The cleanup continues at ITC. The city controller weighs in on the potential for layoffs. A report says the housing crisis puts Houstonians at risk for future flooding. A local veterinarian answers your pet care questions. And we learn about the Cougars' trip to the Sweet 16.

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Houston Hosts The Final Four — Will The City Become The Next Big Events Destination?

Posted on · The NCAA men’s college basketball Final Four tournament takes place this weekend here in Houston. It’s, in many ways, a sort of dress rehearsal for next year’s Super Bowl. We talk with News 88.7’s Gail Delaughter about the final preparations for — and potential impact of — this weekend’s national championship. (Above: Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner […]

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Final Four, Port of Houston, and Spelling Bee: Friday’s Show (April 1, 2016)

Posted on · The NCAA men’s college basketball Final Four tournament takes place this weekend here in Houston. It’s, in many ways, a sort of dress rehearsal for next year’s Super Bowl. On this edition of Houston Matters, we talk with News 88.7’s Gail Delaughter about the final preparations for — and potential impact of — this weekend’s national […]

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Stage is Set for Final Four in Houston

Posted on · The stage is set for the Final Four in Houston this weekend. On Saturday (April 2, 2016) at NRG Stadium, Villanova will face Oklahoma and Syracuse will face North Carolina, with the winners facing off for the NCAA men’s college basketball national championship on Monday, April 4. The focus of the basketball world will be on Houston. […]

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Aggies Pull Off Stunning Comeback in NCAA Tournament

Posted on · From Texas A&M pulling off one of the most stunning comebacks in the history of NCAA college basketball, to the Astros’ march toward Opening Day, to the Rockets’ attempt to finish a disappointing season strong: we discuss all the latest developments in Houston sports with Jeff Balke, who writes for Houstonia Magazine and Houston Press.

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Sports Monday: Poor Shooting Conditions at NRG and Howard Back for the Rockets

Posted on · Houston’s NRG Stadium played host to the NCAA Tournament’s South Regional over the weekend, where Duke punched its ticket to the Final Four with a 66-52 win over Gonzaga Sunday. But there were some concerns over how the setup at NRG Stadium might have adversely affected the players’ shooting performances. We look at how the weekend went […]

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Oil Spill Latest, Mental Health, & the Literary Scene: Houston Matters for Monday, March 24, 2014

Posted on · On Saturday, a barge in Galveston Bay struck a ship and sprung a leak. While the barge was carrying a million gallons of marine fuel oil, officials believe just one tank was breached, which would suggest no more than 168,000 gallons spilled into the bay. As crews skimmed oil from the water, and containment booms […]