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Full Show: Bail Reform Settlement, Juvenile Diversion Program, And The Integration Of Texas Football (July 29, 2019)

Posted on · On Monday's Houston Matters: A tentative settlement is reached in the lawsuit over the county's bail system, a new program aims to keeps kids out of the court system, lawmakers want Texas to sue the federal government over costs of securing the border, we discuss issues raised in the Hulu movie Culture Shock, and we hear stories from the integration of Texas football.

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Pension Conversations & the Evolution of the Passing Game in Football: Friday’s Show (October 14, 2016)

Posted on · During this fundraising week, Houston Matters is highlighting coverage of a number of important issues and developments that we’ve felt compelled to revisit a number of times over the course of the last year, like campus carry, the state of the oil and gas industry and efforts to mitigate traffic. Today, though, we turn our […]

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Champion of the Barrio: How High School Football Changed Lives

Posted on · Some Texas football fans – and especially Aggie fans – might recognize the name of Buryl Baty. He played quarterback for Texas A&M in the 1940s before serving in World War II. After the war, he was drafted to play professional football but instead opted to become a coach. And it’s as a coach (for the […]

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Fantasy Football 101

Posted on · The NFL regular season kicked off last night, and with it, another season of fantasy football. We talk with Houstonian Howard Agnew, who’s been playing fantasy football for 25 years, and Bob Harris, who hosts a SiriusXM satellite program called Football Diehards, about how fantasy football has changed the way fans watch and analyze the sport, and […]

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What Should Newcomers Know About Houston’s Sports Teams?

Posted on · We conclude Houston Matters’ annual guide for newcomers by discussing the general state of Houston’s pro sports teams, including a preview of the upcoming Houston Texans season, with CultureMap Houston sports columnist MK Bower.