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Houston Super Bowl: NRG Stadium Getting Upgrades One Year Out

Posted on · Sunday, of course, is Super Bowl 50. The Carolina Panthers take on the Denver Broncos at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. But one year from today (Feb. 5, 2017), Houston's NRG Stadium will host the game. A delegation of Houston officials will attend this weekend's game to observe the event in preparation for Houston's […]

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Next Year’s Super Bowl and HISD Budget Woes: Friday’s Show (February 5, 2016)

Posted on · Sunday’s Super Bowl reminds us that Houston’s turn to host the annual NFL championship game — and all the hype and spectacle that comes with it — is just a year away. A delegation of Houston officials are attending Sunday’s game to observe the event in preparation for next year. Among them: Kevin Hoffman, Executive […]

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Sports Monday: Former Texans’ Coaches Headed to Super Bowl

Posted on · The Houston Rockets’ winning weekend puts them a couple of games over .500. Is there potential for the Rockets to climb in the NBA standings in the season’s second half? We also talk a bit about the NFL playoffs, and a pair of former Texans coaches preparing for the Super Bowl, and the latest Houston […]

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Super Bowl LI and Campus Carry: Tuesday’s Show (February 10, 2015)

Posted on · Last week's Super Bowl reminded us of a number of things: That despite off-the-field challenges, the NFL can put on a big show. That two great football teams playing to the best of their abilities can be exciting to watch. That depressing commercials might not be the best idea. And that it'll be Houston's turn […]


WATCH: The Interception That Won The Super Bowl

Posted on · “Return to Glory” — that’s the celebratory headline The Boston Globe is using to describe Sunday night’s remarkable fourth-quarter comeback by the New England Patriots, who defeated the Seattle Seahawks 28-24 to win Super Bowl XLIX. The story on the other coast, as you might expect, is more sober: “Heartbreak as Seahawks lose in last […]

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Texas Legislature and Mental Health for Prisoners: Monday’s show (February 2, 2015)

Posted on · The 84th Regular Session of the Texas Legislature enters its fourth week today. Over the last week, Houston Public Media News 88.7 reporters have been examining some of the key issues lawmakers may consider this session. On this edition of Houston Matters, we present reports from a few of them, examining proposed bills involving education, […]

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The Full Menu: Mardis Gras Food, Valentine’s Dinner and Super Bowl Food

Posted on · In our monthly segment, The Full Menu, we asked our food experts – Katharine Shilcutt of Houstonia Magazine, David Leftwich of Sugar and Rice Magazine and Eric Sandler of CultureMap Houston – the best places to get food for Mardi Gras, recommendations for Valentine’s Day dinner, and the best food for your Super Bowl party. […]

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Water Quantity, The Full Menu, and Chase Untermeyer: Houston Matters for Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015

Posted on · On past programs, we’ve explored water quality in Greater Houston. On this edition of the program, we talk about water quantity, and efforts underway to ensure there will be enough water for a growing Greater Houston community in the years to come. We’ also learn about a debate in Montgomery County over groundwater access. Also […]

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Sports Monday: Seattle Seahawks Trump Denver Broncos

Posted on · The Seattle Seahawks dominated the Denver Broncos to win their first Super Bowl. The final score was 43-8. Plus, Lance Berkman of the Texas Rangers announced last week that he’s retiring after a 15-year career. We'll talk with CultureMap Houston sports columnist MK Bower.