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Writers League Helps Texas Authors Get Published

Posted on · Maybe your bucket list includes writing a novel. But where can writers and aspiring authors go in Greater Houston to connect with other writers to learn how to pen that novel or to get published? Well, for 35 years, that place has been the Writers’ League of Texas. The organization, while based in Austin, has the […]

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Workshop Helps Houston Writers Get Their Books Published

Posted on · The first Houston RT Readers and Writers Roundup will be held this weekend. It€™s an event where readers, bloggers, booksellers and librarians will gather to talk about writing and publishing. To tell us more about the event, we talk with Kathryn Falk, the founder of RT Book Reviews Magazine and the RT Readers and Writers Roundup. She€™s been […]

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Industry and the Environment: Tuesday’s Show (October 6, 2015)

Posted on · On today’s Houston Matters, we examine a pair of developments involving industry and the environment in Houston. First, it’s been nearly a year since four workers died in a toxic gas leak at the DuPont chemical plant in La Porte. Last week, federal investigators presented their findings. Houston Matters’ Maggie Martin discusses the report with News […]

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Orion Launch Scrubbed, Plagiarism, and Repticon: Houston Matters for Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014

Posted on · Space City watched closely this morning as, following several delays due in part to high winds and a sticky rocket valve, NASA scrubbed today’s launch of the Orion capsule aboard an unmanned Delta IV rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida. NASA hopes to launch Orion tomorrow. Once launched, Orion will orbit the Earth from a height of 3,600 miles, then drop back into the atmosphere […]

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Texans on Transportation, and Print vs. Digital Research: Houston Matters for Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Posted on · The Texas A&M Transportation Institute’s policy research center recently completed its first Texas Transportation Poll. Researchers wanted to understand the attitudes and behaviors of Texans towards transportation. Some results won’t surprise you: three out of four respondents say there’s too much traffic in their neighborhoods. While 90 percent of Texans own or lease a vehicle. […]