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Cyber Attacks, and the 17th Century Sounds of Mexico: Houston Matters Weekend for Dec. 10, 2016

Posted on · A while back, Houston Matters went on a search to identify Houston’s signature food. Many major cities are known for a particular signature food. Chicago has deep dish pizza, Philadelphia has cheese steaks, and St. Louis has toasted ravioli. And while, yes, we have Tex Mex in Houston and kolaches — and great barbecue and great […]

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Why Is One Company Building a Pipe Mill in Bay City When Oil Prices are So Low?

Posted on · Tenaris is one the world’s largest oilfield services companies, specializing in manufacturing steel pipe. And it’s building an enormous new mill to do just that in Bay City, about an hour southwest of Houston. It will be operational next year (2017). But why build such a huge new operation at a time when oil prices […]

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Pipeline Inspectors and The Game of the Century: Thursday’s Show (November 5, 2015)

Posted on · Two local lawmakers, Congressmen Gene Green and Pete Olsen, have introduced a bill in the U.S. House of Representatives designed to hire and keep enough pipeline inspectors to cover the nation’s 2.6 million miles of pipeline infrastructure. On this edition of Houston Matters, we hear from Rep. Green about why he feels the additional inspectors are […]

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Pros and Cons of the Keystone XL Pipeline

Posted on · In the coming months, Congress is expected to vote on pipeline expansion from Alberta to Kansas. If approved, this new section of the Keystone Pipeline which would bring heavy Canadian crude oil to refineries near Houston and Beaumont. We consider the pros and cons of the Keystone XL Pipeline. We talk with Houston Public Media […]

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Keystone, Pumps and Pipes, and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Houston Matters for Friday, Dec. 5, 2014

Posted on · In the coming months, Congress is expected to vote on pipeline expansion from Alberta to Kansas. If approved, this new section of the Keystone Pipeline which would bring heavy Canadian crude oil to refineries near Houston and Beaumont. On this edition of Houston Matters, we consider the pros and cons of the Keystone XL Pipeline. […]