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Diverse Lineup Headlines 2015 Free Press Summer Fest

Posted on · Free Press Summer Fest has been a part of the Houston music scene since 2009. It has grown from a one-day 30,000-fan event, to a two-day festival with nearly 100,000 people in attendance, at least according to last year’s numbers. This year, due to recent flooding, the event was moved from its usual venue at […]

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Low Oil Prices on Minds as Offshore Technology Conference Begins

Posted on · The 2015 Offshore Technology Conference kicks off today at NRG Park. More than 90,000 oil and gas professionals from 130-plus countries will converge to learn about the industry’s latest technology and equipment. Also high on the minds of OTC attendees: how the drop in oil prices is impacting the industry, and what the new Subsea […]

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NRG Stadium Upgrades and Experimental Drugs: Wednesday’s Show (March 18, 2015)

Posted on · As we discussed last month on this program, Houston’s NRG Stadium will host Super Bowl 51 in February of 2017. According to the Houston Chronicle’s John McClain, the NFL says it now wants around $50 million in renovations to the stadium before the big game. The Chronicle quotes Peter O’Reilly, the NFL’s Senior Vice President […]

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Previewing the 2015 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

Posted on · This year’s Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo officially kicks off Tuesday (3/3/15) and continues through March 22. It’s been a part of the city’s fabric since 1932. Today, we go behind the scenes to learn about the preparations leading up to this year’s Rodeo. Houston Matters’ Edel Howlin tours NRG Park with Dan Cheney, Chief Operating Officer […]

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Ike Dike, Middle School Stress, Dog Show, & Open Call Art: Houston Matters for Thursday, July 17, 2014

Posted on · It’s by no means a new idea. But the recently formed Bay Area Coastal Protection Alliance is trying to move the coastal barrier idea forward. On this edition of Houston Matters, we’ll find out why, and hear the case for what is popularly-known as the “Ike Dike” to protect Galveston Bay communities from storm surge […]