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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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Syrian Refugees in Houston: Thursday’s Show (October 15, 2015)

Posted on · Millions have been displaced as a result of Syria’s civil war. While many have fled to Europe, some are also coming to the United States. And once again, Houston seems to be the ultimate destination for a number of migrants and refugees. We learn why on this edition of Houston Matters, as we talk with […]

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Houston’s Missing NHL Franchise: Tuesday’s Show (July 14, 2015)

Posted on · For the first time since 1997, the National Hockey League is considering expanding. Starting this month, the 30-team professional hockey league has begun accepting bids for new franchises. Houston would seem, on the surface, to be a natural choice – the fourth largest city in the country, the largest in North America without an NHL team, […]

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Border Refugees, Response & Security: Houston Matters for Monday, July 14, 2014

Posted on · Since October, more than 52,000 undocumented children have come into the U.S. Most of these children are from Central America, and many of them arrived unaccompanied by adults. The local response here in Greater Houston has been mixed. Organizations like Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston are asking for donations, foster care parents, and volunteers […]

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Why is Houston A Top Destination for the World’s Refugees?

Posted on · According to the Refugee Resettlement Program of Texas, last year the Lone Star state took in more than seven thousand refugees; more than two thousand found their way to Houston. Such refugees, persecuted in their homeland, have been given legal entrance to the United States. They come from homes they didn’t really want to leave, but […]

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Refugees, Rockets on the Brink, and Pest Control: Houston Matters for Monday, April 28, 2014

Posted on · According to the Refugee Resettlement Program of Texas, last year the Lone Star state took in more than seven thousand refugees; more than two thousand found their way to Houston. Such refugees, persecuted in their homeland, have been given legal entrance to the United States. They come from homes they didn’t really want to leave, […]