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Sports Monday: Texans QB Moves Overshadow Rockets’ Rebound

Posted on · The Houston Rockets rebounded nicely from last week's three game losing streak – they won three in a row last week, at home against the Jazz and T-Wolves, then on the road in Cleveland. And yet – they, and the NCAA tournament, were upstaged here in Houston by a sports team not playing right now […]

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Lt. Gov. Debate, Walmart’s Más Club Closing, & Drafting Manziel: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · A lot can happen in a week. Some of it good, some of it bad, some of it downright ugly. When faced with a variety of intriguing developments in the week’s Houston news, we turn to our panel of non-experts to parse “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly” of it all. Today’s panel features […]

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Sports Monday: Rockets Update & Texans Rumored Assistants

Posted on · The Houston Rockets are in Boston to take on the Celtics, during another three-games-in-four-nights stretch. Last week, in a similar stretch, they took two of three. Meanwhile, rumors swirl around some big names possibly joining the Houston Texans coaching staff. We'll check in with CultureMap Houston sports columnist MK Bower about who's committed, who's rumored, […]

Good, Bad and Ugly

Houston Diversity, Closing Recycling Centers & New Texans Coach: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · New census data tell us one in four people in Harris County is originally from another country; recycling centers are closing because more people are getting their big green bins; and the Texans hire a man well-versed in righting a troubled football ship in Bill O’Brien: It’s The Good, The Bad and the Ugly of […]


Texans Set To Announce O’Brien Hire

Posted on · The Houston Texans have called an 11 o'clock press conference for Friday morning, presumably to officially announce the hiring of new head coach Bill O'Brien. One local sports analyst thinks the Texans have made a good choice.

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Sports Monday: Texans Recap & Rockets in National TV Spotlight

Posted on · In our weekly sports roundup: We’ll recap the Texans latest loss at Indianapolis and preview their final regular season home game against Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos this Sunday. And the Rockets are in the national spotlight this week, with games broadcast on ESPN against the Chicago Bulls and Indiana Pacers. They’re two of […]

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Sports Monday: Bowl Game Previews & Life After Kubiak

Posted on · The Texans begin the post-Kubiak era, and Texas college football teams are bowl bound, including the University of Houston, Baylor, Texas A&M and the University of Texas. We’ll find out where they’re heading and who they face. And we’ll prepare you for the Rockets’ West Coast trip, with three games in four nights at Portland, […]

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Were the Patriots Cheating? And Rockets Get Rare Win in San Antonio

Posted on · The Texans lost to the Patriots yesterday. But did they cheat to get the upper hand in the second half as one Texans’ player alleges? Plus the Rockets got a rare win in San Antonio over the weekend. We look back at the weekend in sports with CultureMap Houston columnist MK Bower.

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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? […]