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Houstonians Making Their Mark in Rio

Posted on · As he does most Mondays, Jeff Balke joins us to discuss developments in Houston sports. Today, we discuss the Astros’ strong week (and anemic weekend) and we preview the ‘Stros’ interleague matchup against the Cardinals. It’s the Redbirds’ first visit to Minute Maid Park in three years, and the first since the hacking scandal. We […]

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Houstonians at the Olympics and Other Developments in Sports

Posted on · Most Mondays, Jeff Balke, who writes for Houstonia Magazine and Houston Press, joins us to discuss developments in Houston sports. While our focus tends to be on the Astros these days, now that the Olympics are under way, we’re also following the exploits of Olympians with Houston ties. We discuss how gymnast Simone Biles has […]

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Green Party and HISD Superintendent Finalist: Monday’s Show (August 8, 2016)

Posted on · Delegates of the Green Party met at the University of Houston on Saturday (Aug. 6, 2016) to nominate Dr. Jill Stein as their presidential candidate. The Green Party is one of a few so-called “third parties” that have sought to make inroads in recent election cycles, with varying success. On this edition of Houston Matters, […]

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You Will Know Me: Novel Looks Inside the World of Competitive Gymnastics

Posted on · The opening ceremonies are tonight (Aug. 5, 2016) for the 2016 summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. There are several Houston-area athletes involved in the games in a variety of sports, including gymnast Simone Biles, the Hurley sisters in fencing, swimmer Cammile Adams, marksman Glen Eller and Steven Lopez in Tae Kwon Do. […]