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Sports Monday: Checking in on the Rockets and Astros

Posted on · Other than the historic Super Bowl comeback by Tom Brady and the New England Patriots on Sunday, what else has been going on in the Houston sports world? We check in on the Rockets and Astros — and the other recent developments in Houston sports — with Jeff Balke, who writes for Houstonia Magazine and Houston Press.

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Super Bowl 51 — How Did Houston Do? Monday’s Show (Feb. 6, 2017)

Posted on · It’s all over. Super Bowl 51 — Houston’s big moment at the center of the sports universe that was years in the making – is in the books. As the teams, visitors and celebrities trickle out of town we ask: How’d Houston do? How did Houston perform as a host city? The game itself will […]

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Be a Part of Super Bowl 51 Without Attending the Big Game

Posted on · Most of us won’t get tickets to Sunday’s Super Bowl at NRG Stadium, but there’s still plenty of activities related to the big game happening all over Greater Houston. The official Super Bowl events most Houstonians will have access to are Super Bowl LIVE, a free, outdoor fan festival held downtown in and around Discovery […]

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Super Bowl LIVE Downtown, and Houston’s NFL Moms: Friday’s Show (February 3, 2017)

Posted on · Most of us won’t get tickets to Sunday’s Super Bowl at NRG Stadium, but there’s still plenty of activities related to the big game happening all over Greater Houston. The official Super Bowl events most Houstonians will have access to are Super Bowl LIVE, a free, outdoor fan festival held downtown in and around Discovery […]

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Texas’ Role in Developing Automated Vehicles: Thursday’s Show (February 2, 2017)

Posted on · Last week, the U.S. Department of Transportation named Texas as one of ten regions where the agency will test automated vehicle technology. The federal agency says the state’s booming population and economy make it an ideal test site for automated and connected vehicle technology. On this edition of Houston Matters, we discuss this initiative, the latest […]

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Chief Art Acevedo Discusses Security During Super Bowl Weekend

Posted on · Maybe you’ve heard — there’s some sort of big event happening this weekend in Houston. Super Bowl 51 is bringing countless visitors, celebrities and dignitaries to Greater Houston as the city takes center stage of the sports world. With that attention comes greater safety concerns. So how do we keep Houston safe during these intense […]

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Super Bowl Security and Political Roundup: Wednesday’s Show (February 1, 2017)

Posted on · Maybe you’ve heard — there’s some sort of big event happening this weekend in Houston. Super Bowl 51 is bringing countless visitors, celebrities and dignitaries to Greater Houston as the city takes center stage of the sports world. With that attention comes greater safety concerns. So how do we keep Houston safe during these intense […]

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How Emerging Technology is Changing the Way We Experience Sports

Posted on · We’re just days away from Houston being the focus of the sports world when, of course, the city hosts Super Bowl 51. So it’s fitting that on Tuesday (Jan. 31, 2017) the University of Houston hosts a summit on sports and media. Leaders in the sports communication industry will converge to discuss how new and […]

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How Much Money Will Super Bowl 51 Bring to the Houston Economy?

Posted on · A new study commissioned by the Houston Super Bowl Host Committee says Super Bowl 51 will bring in $350 million for the city. We talk with Ken McGill, managing director of Rockport Analytics, the research firm behind the study, about how they calculated that amount, where the money is going, and what the Super Bowl means […]

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Economic Impact of the Super Bowl: Tuesday’s Show (January 31, 2017)

Posted on · A new study commissioned by the Houston Super Bowl Host Committee says Super Bowl 51 will bring in $350 million for the city. We talk with Ken McGill, managing director of Rockport Analytics, the research firm behind the study, about how they calculated that amount, where the money is going, and what the Super Bowl means […]

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Super Bowl Match Up: Did the Best Two Tames Make It?

Posted on · We’re less than a week away from the big game, as the Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots prepare to face off in Super Bowl 51. We preview the game, check in on the Houston Rockets and talk about historical landmark status for the Astrodome with Jeff Balke, who writes for Houston Press and Houstonia […]