Laura Lee Lane Weinzierl was a pioneering geologist and paleontologist in the early Texas oil fields.

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How a pioneering geologist helped transform the search for oil and gas — and the Texas economy

Posted on · We learn about the short life of Laura Lee Lane Weinzierl, what studying microscopic fossils undegorund can tell us about where to look for oil and gas, and how work like hers helped transform Houston and Texas.

Houston Matters Show Post 2019

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Friday’s Show: Preventing College Dropouts, And Digging Up A New Dinosaur (Sept. 27, 2019)

Posted on · On Friday's show: Ensuring students don’t drop out of college because they lack money for food or housing, unearthing a new species of dinosaur, exploring the concepts of space travel in the movie Ad Astra, and hashing out The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly of the week's news.


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Full Show: Helping LGBTQ Veterans, And Digging For Dinosaurs In Texas (July 24, 2018)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: Congress needs to reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program before it expires July 31. A new study looks at a major cause for pedestrian accidents. We learn about new efforts to help Houston's LGBTQ veterans. We go digging for dinosaurs in Texas. And we learn about Houston's Afro-Latin Dance Fest.

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