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The Astrodome, Voter ID, and Fantasy Football: Houston Matters for Friday, September 5, 2014

Posted on · On Thursday, Harris County Judge Ed Emmett met with the nonprofit Urban Land Institute to seek guidance on his idea for turning the Astrodome into the "world's largest indoor park." Judge Emmett has received a lot of feedback since unveiling his idea for the Dome last week, some good, some bad. “Yeah, I've had a […]

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Previewing the 2014 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

Posted on · The 2014Â Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, which kicks off next week, is a lot of things. The month-long celebration at Reliant Park promotes livestock and farm products, offers a venue for research and education within the livestock industry, a wide variety of 4-H events, includes the largest rodeo in the world, and a month […]

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Art & Events Planned for Hermann Park’s Centennial Year

Posted on · Hermann Park is celebrating its centennial this year. Houston Public Media’s Ernie Manouse talked with Doreen Stoller, executive director of the Hermann Park Conservancy, about the yearlong series of events planned to mark the anniversary. And she explains what’s in store for the park’s future — and the some 6 million visitors it serves each […]

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Artist Creates Giant Sculptures from Twigs

Posted on · Artist Patrick Dougherty is known for his compelling, large-scale sculptures made of long, intertwined twigs. He’s currently working on an installation in Houston’s Hermann Park for its Art in the Park project, part of the park’s centennial celebration. He talks about why he chose sticks as his medium and how he makes his pieces.

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How are Houstonians Staying Fit?

Posted on · Houston, like any city, has its share of trails for hiking, biking, walking, and running. From Hermann Park to Buffalo Bayou park, to Tinsley and Memorial parks, where do you like to go to exercise and how do you do it? We’ll talk with orthopedic surgeon Dr. Joshua Harris from Houston Methodist Orthopedics and Sports […]

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SPARK Parks Bring Art & Fun to Schools

Posted on · SPARK Park is a city program that improves school parks and makes them accessible to the neighborhood after hours and on weekends. Houston Public Media’s Ernie Manouse recently interviewed Kathleen Owmby, Exec Director of the SPARK School Park Program, at Wilson Montessori school in Montrose. The park is filled with art and interactive elements for […]

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Milo Hamilton

Posted on · The 2013 Major League Baseball season kicked off this week. And it's already tough sledding for the Houston Astros. They lost a hundred games each of the last two seasons. They have the league's lowest payroll – in fact, their 25 man roster makes less combined than Alex Rodriguez makes for the Yankees alone. And […]


Houston to Sell One Park, Buy Another

Posted on · A tract of city land off Allen Parkway could soon go up for sale for high-rise or mid-rise development. City officials say they'll use some of the money from the sale to open a new park in the Fourth Ward. Laurie Johnson reports.


Building an East End Nature Park

Posted on · Buffalo Bend Nature Park is a work in progress. At the moment it's construction site, with earth movers fashioning a hill and three wetlands ponds. The ten-acre eastside tract was purchased in 2004 and work at the site began this spring. Rod Rice reports.

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