Houston Matters

Full Show: Taekwondo Instructor Facing Sexual Misconduct Allegations, And The Death Of Dairy Queen (May 10, 2018)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: We learn about sexual misconduct allegations against a famed Sugar Land taekwondo instructor. We revisit the New Horizons mission to Pluto. We learn why Dairy Queens are disappearing from some small Texas towns. And a photographer documents changes along the US-Mexico border.

Arts InSight

Photographer Collects Stories of Houston’s ‘Everyday Strangers’

Posted on · Houston-based artist Alonzo Williams, Jr. is building a digital, cultural exploration of Everyday Strangers. In a project similar to the popular art collection Humans of New York, the artist is embedding himself into different cities and then gathering images and personal stories from the random people he meets during his travels. In the video below, the team from Houston Public Media’s Arts InSight caught […]

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Photo Exhibit Tells of Refugees Who Came ‘Out of Darkness’

Posted on · Houston photographer Marti Corn has a new exhibit called Out of Darkness, for which she interviewed and photographed members of Houston’s refugee community. She tells Michael Hagerty why she wanted to tell their stories. The photos and stories are on display at Redbud Gallery through June 28. MORE: Photo Exhibit Chronicles Life in Former Freedman’s Town (Houston […]

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Photo Exhibit Depicts Lives ‘In the Path of the Pipeline’

Posted on · Last November (Nov. 6, 2015), President Obama rejected plans for the Keystone XL pipeline, which would’ve created a newer, shorter pipeline route between Canada and southern Nebraska, connecting up with the already-existing Keystone pipeline, and the Cushing and Gulf Coast extensions which feed into Greater Houston. Before the project was nixed, local photographer Eric Kayne decided […]

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Houston Chronicle Photographers Recall Covering the Chaos After Katrina

Posted on · Ten years ago this weekend, Katrina made landfall. The category three hurricane and its ensuing flooding devastated New Orleans and other communities along the Gulf Coast. More than a thousand people died. Tens of thousands more were displaced. A slow response from emergency managers and public officials made matters worse. As awful as it was […]

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Houston Photographer Captures Hidden Worlds From World War I

Posted on · When we think of the brutal warfare of World War I, we tend to think of the 9 million soldiers and 7 million civilians dead, of infantrymen waging war with guns and grenades, hiding in muddy trenches above ground, of chemical weapons being used for the first time in warfare. But there were also cavernous […]

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Liquor Laws and Parking: Tuesday’s show (March 3, 2015)

Posted on · Walmart is suing Texas for the right to sell hard liquor. Soon after the lawsuit was filed in federal court, a coalition of businesses formed to push laws to allow publicly traded corporations to own and operate liquor stores. A couple of state legislators have also filed bills that would repeal parts of the alcohol […]

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Photographer Hopes Portraits Will Return Some Dignity to Abu Ghraib Abuse Victims

Posted on · During the Iraq War, you probably remember seeing photos of detainees being abused at the Abu Ghraib prison. Some of the more infamous photos showed detainees wearing hoods or lying naked at the end of a leash. Photographer Chris Bartlett saw them too and wanted to find a way to use his skills to voice his […]

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Ghost Guns, and Performance-Based College Funding: Houston Matters for Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015

Posted on · As the new session of the Texas Legislature got underway Tuesday, gun rights advocates held a rally at the state capitol with a machine capable of building firearms with 3D-printing technology. These so-called “ghost guns” have no serial numbers. The event was part of a push to get rid of the state’s handgun licensing requirements […]

Arts InSight

Using Drones to Photograph Houston Intersections

Posted on · Drones have been used most notably for military purposes, but thanks to a few creative minds, drones are being used in a host of other ways. Amazon.com has a forthcoming drone delivery system and sports stadiums are using them to find that perfect replay shot. Here in Houston, photographer Peter Molick is using a drone […]