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Abortion Ruling and Law Schools to Face Off in Court: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · A lot can happen in a week. Some of it good. Some of it bad. Some of it downright ugly. When faced with intriguing developments in the week's news, we turn to our rotating panel of "non-experts" to parse The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of it all. This week, our panel debates: the […]

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Traffic Laws, Parenting, and Oysters: Friday’s Show (July 1, 2016)

Posted on · According to AAA,  the upcoming three-day Independence Day weekend will see the highest Fourth of July traffic volume on record. Some 43 million Americans are expected to take to the roads. We want all Houstonians to be safe while traveling this weekend. In that spirit, we welcome your questions for Trooper Richard Standifer from […]

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Downtown Rail Stop and CenterPoint Charges: The Good The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · A lot can happen in a week. Some of it good. Some of it bad. Some of it downright ugly. When faced with intriguing developments in the week's news, we turn to our rotating panel of "non-experts" to parse The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of it all. This week, we discuss: a feasibility […]

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Gang Safety Zones and Muscles in Space: Friday’s Show (May 6, 2016)

Posted on · In 2012, Harris County began establishing “gang safety zones,” areas where — through court-issued restraining orders — selected gang members are kept from congregating. The newest such zone in Southlawn is seen by law enforcement as another piece in the city’s gang suppression strategy. It’s viewed by defense attorneys and some civil rights activists as […]

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Halliburton-Baker Hughes Merger, and Equal Pay for Women’s Soccer: The Good The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · A lot can happen in a week. Some of it good. Some of it bad. Some of it downright ugly. When faced with intriguing developments in the week's news, we turn to our rotating panel of "non-experts" to parse The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of it all. This week, we discuss the U.S. […]

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The State of Houston Transportation: Friday’s Show (April 8, 2016)

Posted on · Today, we continue our 2nd annual “State of Houston” series – exploring the state of Greater Houston’s economy, transportation, health, education, environment, politics and culture. On this edition of Houston Matters, we delve into what is a sort of pastime for Houstonians: complaining about our traffic and the conditions of our roads. We explore the […]

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The Worst Designed City in America: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · A lot can happen in a week. Some of it good. Some of it bad. Some of it downright ugly. When faced with intriguing developments in the week's news, we turn to our rotating panel of "non-experts" to parse The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of it all. This week, we discuss how low […]

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State Water Plan and DeLoreans: Friday’s Show (March 11, 2016)

Posted on · DeLoreans are going back into production…in Humble. The stainless-steel-bodied cars with gull-wing doors haven’t been manufactured since the DeLorean Motor Company went bankrupt back in 1982. But the car grew in pop cultural consciousness thanks to the Back to the Future trilogy. Now, a new company, and new owners, amid changes to some laws regulating […]

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Beyonce’s Super Bowl Performance and Austin Narcissism: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · From Beyonce’s controversial performance at the Super Bowl halftime show, to the purchase of the country’s largest single-fence ranch (the Waggoner Ranch near Lubbock), to a Texas A&M quarterback leaving for the University of Houston — and criticizing A&M’s culture on the way out — to Austin cracking the top 10 of Trulia's Most Narcissistic […]

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Defining Great Teachers: Friday’s Show (February 12, 2016)

Posted on · The website Niche has published its rankings of the Houston metro area high schools with the best teachers. But how do you evaluate such a thing? What makes a teacher great? On this edition of Houston Matters, we talk with Mark Tressler, vice president of product for Niche about how the site established its evaluation. […]

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Falling Oil Prices and A Constitutional Convention: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · From crude oil prices dropping below $30 a barrel in U.S. trading this week to NFL owners meeting in Houston to decide which (if any) teams might move to Los Angeles, to Gov. Abbott calling for the first Constitutional Convention more than 200 years: we discuss The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of this […]

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Your Questions for UH and Rice Presidents: Friday’s Show (January 15, 2016)

Posted on · From time to time, we invite the heads of Houston institutions to join us to discuss some of the challenges and opportunities they’re facing, and the role they play in the region. On this edition of Houston Matters, we welcome Renu Khator, the Chancellor of the University of Houston System and President of UH, and […]

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Judicial Hellholes and Stopping Traffic to Propose: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · From vandals responding to atheists who adopted a highway, to two Texas areas being named “Judicial Hellholes,” to stopping highway traffic to propose: we discuss The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of this week’s news. Our panel of non-experts this week includes: Wayne Ashley, the author of the Texas Leftist blog; Russ Capper, founder […]

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Texas Cases Before the Supreme Court: Friday’s Show (December 18, 2015)

Posted on · The U.S. Supreme Court last week (Dec. 8 and 9, 2015) heard oral arguments in two cases that stem from Texas. Evenwel v. Abbott deals with how legislative districts are drawn and could have a profound effect on future elections. Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin deals with the use of affirmative action in […]

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Prop. 2 Lawsuit, Campus Carry and a Texting Ban: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · From a lawsuit alleging the wording on Proposition 2 (the recent ballot measure regarding term limits for elected city officials) was misleading, to students discussing how campus carry might affect the University of Houston, to Mayor Annise Parker saying she wants the City Council to consider a texting and driving ban: our rotating panel of […]