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Texans Draft a Quarterback and Rockets Begin I-10 Series

Posted on · Tonight (May 1, 2017), the Rockets are in San Antonio to begin the “I-10 Series,” which is what some are calling their NBA Playoff series against the Spurs. Plus, the Texans traded up in the NFL Draft to get a quarterback. And the Texas Rangers come to town for four games against the Astros starting Monday. […]

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A Closer Look at the Texans’ Draft Choices

Posted on · The Houston Astros are off to an atrocious 8-and-17 start. The Rockets were predictably bounced from the first round of the playoffs last week by juggernaut Golden State. The Dynamo haven’t won a game in six weeks. Is it any wonder the talk of the town last week was the NFL Draft? We review the […]

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METRO Chair, Dropouts, and NFL Draft: Monday’s Show (May 2, 2016)

Posted on · In the last couple of years, the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (aka METRO) has revamped its bus system and aimed to be a more transparent organization. In late March, METRO named a new chair, Carrin Patman. On this edition of Houston Matters, we talk with Patman about the challenges ahead for METRO and welcome your […]

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Rockets Fall Apart in Second Half, Down 3-1 to Golden State

Posted on · The Rockets kept pace with the Warriors for two quarters before getting blown out in Game Four of their playoff series against Golden State. We find out what went wrong, check in on the Astros and see who the Texans might target in this week’s NFL Draft with Jeff Balke, who writes for Houston Press […]

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The Annual Kinder Houston Area Survey: Monday’s Show (April 25, 2016)

Posted on · For 35 years, Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research has been providing analysis and color for Houston’s citizens. From religion to the workforce and everything in between, this survey — the longest running in the U.S. — gives a fascinating bird’s-eye view of the inhabitants of our city, as well as a drill-down into the nitty-gritty of […]

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Sports Monday: Astros Win 10 Straight and NFL Draft Roundup

Posted on · The Houston Astros swept the Seattle Mariners over the weekend, extending their winning streak to ten games and the Astros’ lead to seven games in the American League West. The ten-game streak is the franchise’s longest since 2004, and it has propelled the Astros to the best record in the American League. We discuss the ball […]