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The Importance of Being Bored

Posted on · Earlier this week, WNYC, the NPR station in New York, started an initiative to detach you from your phone. The idea came about a while ago. You might have even have heard it on NPR. The thought process behind it is that when people are bored or left sitting alone somewhere, nowadays they pull out their […]

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Historic Preservation, Your Technology Questions, and Sports Monday: Houston Matters for Monday, September 7, 2014

Posted on · The city of Houston’s Planning and Development Department and the Houston Archaeological and Historical Commission are reviewing the city’s Historic Preservation Ordinance. Mayor Parker’s office would like the language in the ordinance to be clearer, but also may want to expand what can be protected and the authority such protections provide. On this edition of […]

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Houston Matters for Monday, Sept. 30, 2013

Posted on · In the latest KUHF-KHOU 11 News Election Poll, more than 88 percent of respondents said the state of Texas should pass a law banning texting while driving. And no wonder – texting and other activities on smart phones are becoming more and more a part of our lives. Houstonians text, e-mail and IM during meetings, […]