Houston Matters

Record Store Day Celebrates the Independent Music Store

Posted on · Saturday, April 19, is Record Store Day, which celebrates the unique culture surrounding independent music stores. The event began in 2007 and is held the third Saturday every April. Saturday, nearly a dozen brick and mortar stores in Houston will be participating. They’ll offer special vinyl and CD releases and various promotional products made exclusively for […]

Houston Matters

How Are Houston Small Businesses Faring in Houston Economy?

Posted on · Between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, this was a big weekend for holiday shoppers. It was also a big weekend for small businesses in Houston. That’s because Small Business Saturday encourages customers to shop local. So today, we’re taking a look at how small businesses are faring in Houston. Are they thriving or dying out? How do small […]

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Small Businesses, World AIDS Day and Did the Patriots Cheat? Houston Matters for Mon., Dec. 2, 2013

Posted on · Between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, this was a big weekend for holiday shoppers. It was also a big weekend for small businesses in Houston. That’s because Small Business Saturday encourages customers to shop local. So today, we’re taking a look at how small businesses are faring in Houston. Are they thriving or dying out? How […]

Good, Bad and Ugly

Barista Champions, Dwight Howard’s Imaginary Playlist, and Blockbuster’s Farewell: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · From competitive coffee service to Dwight Howard’s infinite (and imaginary) playlist, to the demise of area video stores, we separate The Good, the Bad, and The Ugly in Houston news this week, with our panel of non-experts. Today, Houston news oddities are parsed by Chronicle columnist Lisa Falkenberg, Texas Leftist blogger Wayne Ashley, and Off the Kuff political blogger Charles Kuffner.