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Replays of Old Horse Races Are No Longer Allowed — So What’s Next for Texas Racetracks?

Posted on · Back in September (Sept. 11, 2015), we talked with Houston Chronicle reporter Brian Rosenthal about something called “historical racing.” It’s a practice at Texas racetracks where old horse races are replayed on a screen with no identifying traits that would allow you to recognize the race, the horse or the outcome. It allows players to bet on a simulation […]

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Horse Racing is Back in Texas After a Brief Shutdown — But for How Long?

Posted on · The Texas horse racing industry shut down briefly last week (Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015) amid debate over a new type of gambling at horse tracks. But some say the debate is about something more — namely who gets to profit from the industry. And are racetracks like the Sam Houston Race Park profitable anymore? And are […]

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Grier Resignation, Race Tracks and Pops Concerts: Friday’s Show (September 11, 2015)

Posted on · Houston Independent School District Superintendent Terry Grier will step down March 1. He made that announcement Thursday, saying “it’s time.” On this edition of Houston Matters, we learn more about reaction to Grier’s announcement, and his tenure leading the nation’s 7th largest school district (and the largest in Texas) from News 88.7 FM education reporter […]