Houston Matters

Full Show: Saving Historic Texas Dance Halls, Jared Diamond, And Actor Wilmer Valderrama (May 9, 2019)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: Concerns about air quality in the Permian Basin, how weddings are helping save historic Texas dance halls, author Jared Diamond, and actor Wilmer Valderrama.

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Saving an Endangered Species: the Texas Dance Hall

Posted on · From the time of the great German migration to Central Texas, there have been dance halls — for club activities like shooting, or singing, or gymnastics – and of course, as time went by – two-stepping. But the recent auction of the belongings and building that was home to the oldest dance hall in Texas — the […]

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No Historical Racing: Friday’s Show (March 4, 2016)

Posted on · Back in September (Sept. 11, 2015), we discussed the concept of  “historical racing.” It’s a practice at Texas racetracks where old horse races are replayed on a screen with no identifying traits that would allow you to recognize the race, the horse or the outcome. It allows players to bet on a simulation of a real race […]