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Racial Opportunity Divide, Political Roundtable, and Houston Dynamo: Houston Matters for Monday, August 25, 2014

Posted on · For the last two weeks, the nation has watched events transpire in Ferguson, Missouri. Nightly protests, occasional looting, and a general mistrust of the police by members of the community, have all been spurred by the shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old by a Ferguson police officer. But as we’ve learned in the two weeks […]

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Sports Monday: How Can the Astros Compete with New AL Powerhouses?

Posted on · This past Thursday was trade deadline day in Major League Baseball – there was a dizzying array of major trades which, among other things, appear to have reinforced a long-developing changing of the guard in the American League, as two teams the Houston Astros will see a lot of in the coming seasons have risen […]

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Sports Monday: Astros Win Series Against Stacked Detroit Tigers Team

Posted on · The Houston Astros were impressive in their weekend series win over a stacked Detroit Tigers lineup. But their one loss was a heart breaker, and it exposed where this club fighting to climb out of the American League cellar may still be — in roster talent and strategy — a few steps behind. CultureMap Houston’s MK Bower joins us […]

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Mayors, Food Marketing, and Spanish Language Media: Houston Matters for Monday, June 23, 2014

Posted on · The 82nd annual meeting of the US Conference of Mayors wraps up today in Dallas. The organization of mayors from cities with populations of 30 thousand or more meets each year to discuss and vote on resolutions on issues ranging from education to the economy to energy, housing, immigration and beyond. On this edition of […]

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Gaelic Football in Houston, what is it?

Posted on · For the last three years Houston has had it’s own Gaelic Football Team, called the Houston Gaels. Gaelic Football, is a sport native to Ireland that’s sort of a cross between rugby and soccer. Tomorrow night the Houston Gaels is playing an exhibition match at the BBVA Compass Stadium, after the Houston Dynamo take on […]

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Sports Monday: Rockets Head for the Stretch Run & Dynamo Set to Begin Season

Posted on · As we do most Mondays, we check in with CultureMap Houston sports columnist MK Bower about the goings-on in Houston sports, including the stretch run for the Rockets, spring training developments for the Astros, and the start of another season of soccer for the Houston Dynamo.

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Sports Monday: Kubiak Update & Rockets Season Underway

Posted on · Houston Texans Coach Gary Kubiak collapsed Sunday night during the team’s 27-24 home loss to the Indianapolis Colts. We’ll update you on his condition. Plus the NBA season is underway. We’ll see how the Dwight Howard era is going so far. And the Dynamo are having some playoff magic. We talk with CultureMap Houston columnist […]

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Houston Matters for Tues., Oct. 8, 2013

Posted on · A new Frontline documentary exploring the NFL’s concussion crisis premieres Tuesday night. League of Denial examines the impact concussion-related brain disease has had on former players, and what the National Football League is – or is not – doing about it. As we learn more about concussions and their effects, more parents are choosing not to […]