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What We’re Thankful For: Tuesday’s Show (November 24, 2015)

Posted on · On this edition of Houston Matters, we turn to you with a simple question: What are you thankful for? We welcome your examples of those things in your life and times here in Greater Houston for which you're most appreciative. It could be family of friends. It could be something about Houston itself — our […]

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Planned Parenthood, United Woes and VW Lawsuits: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · From Texas officials intending to remove Planned Parenthood from the Medicaid program, to more woes for United Continental, to Harris County declining Attorney General Ken Paxton’s request for the county to drop its lawsuit against Volkswagen: we discuss The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of this week’s news. Our panel of non-experts this week […]

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Preparing for Campus Carry: Friday’s Show (October 23, 2015)

Posted on · In August of next year (Aug. 1, 2016), the state’s new campus carry law takes effect. Passed in the legislative session this past spring, it will allow those with concealed handgun permits (who are required to be 21 and older) to carry concealed weapons on some college campuses. Private schools have the ability to opt […]

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Destination Texas, Imprisoned in China and Free Opera for the Laid Off: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · From Texas being the top destination to move to from out of state; to a Houstonian being jailed in China; to free opera subscription renewals for laid-off oil and gas employees: 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 […]

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The New Space Race and Bobcat Goldthwait: Friday’s Show (September 25, 2015)

Posted on · During the Cold War, the United States and the Soviet Union engaged in a space race. In 1957, the Soviets launched Sputnik, the first satellite to orbit the Earth. The next year, in response, the U.S. established NASA and began the Mercury program. The Soviets put the first man in space. The U.S. was the […]

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The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of The Energy Corridor

Posted on · A lot can happen in the Energy Corridor. Some of it good. Some of it bad. Some of it downright ugly. When faced with intriguing developments, wherever they may be, we turn to our rotating panel of “non-experts” to parse The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of it all. Our panel of “non experts” […]

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What’s the Future of Energy in Greater Houston?

Posted on · A generation ago, in the Houston of the 1980s, energy companies relied almost exclusively on the production and distribution of fossil fuels, and Houston relied almost exclusively on the oil and gas industry to drive the economy. The industry and the community’s fates were intertwined, for better or worse. Today Houston is more diversified, and […]

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The First-Ever Houston Matters Road Show: Monday’s Show (September 14, 2015)

Posted on · Houston Matters recently (Aug. 18, 2015) took a trip to the Energy Corridor to record a special edition of the show in front of a live audience at the Holiday Inn Houston West. Crude oil prices are at a six year low, contributing to oil company layoffs and bankruptcies over the last year. And yet, […]

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Katrina Anniversary and Red Light Fatalities: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · From memories of Hurricane Katrina ten years after the storm, to Harris County working on a plan to consolidate its jails, to Houston leading the nation in red-light fatalities: our panel of “non-experts” parses The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of the week’s news. This week’s panel of non-experts is comprised of: Wayne Ashley, […]

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HERO Ruling, Indictment Against Perry Dismissed: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · From the Texas Supreme Court’s ruling on HERO, to a state appeals court throwing out one of two indictments against former Texas Governor Rick Perry, to NASA’s call for sustained funding: we discuss The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of this week’s news. This week’s panel of non-experts is comprised of: The Business Makers […]

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Only in Houston and Fashion Designer Chloe Dao: Friday’s show (July 31, 2015)

Posted on · Houston touts many wonderful qualities. There’s a variety of restaurants and cuisine, a high employment rate, and diverse cultures. Of course, living in the 4th largest city in the country has its drawbacks. The traffic and the humidity are probably high on everyone’s list. At some point, whether you’re originally from Houston or not, you’ve […]

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Supreme Court Rulings Aplenty: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · From the Supreme Court ruling on the Texas abortion law, to the Supreme Court ruling on the EPA regulating emissions from power plants, to Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton saying county officials could deny marriage licenses to same-sex couples: we discuss The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of this week’s news. Our panel of […]

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DWI Enforcement and Jesus Moroles: Thursday’s Show (July 2, 2015)

Posted on · Now through July 7, the Texas Department of Public Safety will have more state troopers on the Lone Star State’s roadways. The increased presence is designed, in part, to discourage or catch drunk drivers. Repeat DWI offenders can find themselves in Harris County’s SOBER Court (Save Ourselves By Education and Recovery). It’s one of a […]

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Legislature Ends, Homeless Vets and a Cattle Drive: 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 Friday panel of “non-experts” to parse The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of it all. On today's panel: Wayne […]

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Rick Perry’s Presidential Run, and Houstonian Attitudes Towards Bikers: Friday’s Show (June 5, 2015)

Posted on · Former Texas Governor Rick Perry officially announced he’s running for President Thursday (6/4/15). He has to overcome his famous 2012 GOP Presidential debate flame out, and an indictment still hanging over his head. But in an already crowded field, he also finds himself one of two hard line conservatives from Texas. Is there room in […]