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Megan Thee Stallion, Mark Wahlberg, Paul Wall, local country stars to help Houston Astros launch 2023 season

Posted on · The opening-weekend festivities at Minute Maid Park also will include fan giveaways and ceremonies recognizing the Astros and their top players during last year's World Series championship run.

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Preventing Social Media Platforms From Blocking Political Speech (April 1, 2021)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: A bill in the Texas Legislature aims to prevent social media platforms from blocking political speech, efforts to help women return to the workforce after the pandemic, and the Sugar Land Skeeters prepare for their first season as the Astros Triple A team.

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Friday’s Houston Matters: Tropical Weather Approaching, And Forming Coronavirus Bubbles (July 24, 2020)

Posted on · On Friday's show: An update on tropical weather in the gulf, the benefits of forming coronavirus "bubbles," The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week's news, and a preview of the shortened Astros season.

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Full Show: Immigration System Reaches A ‘Breaking Point,’ And Returning To The Moon In Five Years (March 28, 2019)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: An official says the immigration system is at a "breaking point." Mike Pence wants NASA to return to the moon in five years. We discuss the college admissions system. And we preview the new Astros Hall of Fame.

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Astros Return for Home Opener With Higher Expectations

Posted on · Every Monday, we talk with Jeff Balke, who writes for Houston Press and Houstonia Magazine, about developments in Houston sports. Today, we discuss the Astros’ opening week, the Rockets’ dim playoff hopes, J.J. Watt’s admission that he won’t play “terribly longer” for the Texans, plus a recap of Saturday’s Dynamo draw, and the start of […]

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Opening Day Postponed and Houston Crowns a National Champ

Posted on · From tonight’s (April 4, 2016) NCAA men’s basketball championship game at NRG Stadium, to the Houston Astros’ season opener being postponed due to inclement weather, to the Houston Rockets on the postseason bubble: there’s a lot happening in Houston sports. We talk — as we do every Monday — with Jeff Balke, who writes for […]

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Sports Monday: Opening Day and Last Week of the NBA Season

Posted on · The Houston Astros open the 2015 season tonight against the Cleveland Indians. The season starts with a little more expections than recent years, since the Astros have a couple rebuilding seasons under their belt. Plus Astros’s General Manager Jeff Luhnow has said the team is ready to win now. We look at the roster and […]

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Sports Monday: The Astros Are Tied for First Place

Posted on · Also this hour: the Houston Rockets must forge ahead without injured guard Patrick Beverley, rumors swirl around the Texans and whether they're trying to trade their first overall draft pick, and it's opening day in Major League Baseball, which means the Houston Astros are tied for first, as they prepare to take on the New […]