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Full Show: Methodists React To LGBTQ Vote, And Houston’s ‘Extreme 911’ Saves A Man In Scotland (March 1, 2019)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: Local Methodists react to a recent vote on LGBTQ issues. We learn how a Houston company helped rescue a man in Scotland. We break down The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week's news. And we remember the story of Texas independence.

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Misconceptions About Those Who Fought the Texas Revolution — and Why They Did

Posted on · (Above: The San Jacinto Monument. Photo: Michael Hagerty | Houston Public Media) On this day (April 21) in 1836, Texas forces won the Battle of San Jacinto, concluding the Texas Revolution. To mark the day, we listen back to a conversation Craig Cohen conducted on Feb. 24, 2016 about the people who prompted the revolution, […]

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Battle Reenactment Highlights the San Jacinto Festival

Posted on · (Above: The Battle of San Jacinto as depicted in an 1895 painting by Henry Arthur McArdle. Photo: Wikipedia Commons)The Battle of San Jacinto, fought on April 21, 1836, was the decisive battle of the Texas Revolution. Led by General Sam Houston, the Texian Army fought and defeated General Antonio López de Santa Anna’s Mexican army in a […]

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Rep. Ted Poe, and Venezuelan Corruption Comes to Houston: Friday’s Show (April 21, 2017)

Posted on · Congressman Ted Poe has had an eventful spring so far. The Republican representing the Second Congressional District of Texas, which covers many eastern and northern suburbs of Houston, announced his decision to leave the House Freedom Caucus after that group of more conservative representatives wouldn’t budge on a proposed replacement for the Affordable Care Act. Rep. Poe […]

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Would Texas Ever Have Become a State If It Hadn’t Been Deeply in Debt?

Posted on · Author James Bevill offers a different take on the Texas Revolution — the financial challenges and and monetary issues that factored into the struggle. He talks about his book, The Paper Republic: The Struggle for Money, Credit and Independence in the Republic of Texas, with Craig Cohen. (This conversation originally aired on Houston Matters, Aug. 5, 2014)

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Modern Dance Project Pays Homage to the History of the Houston Ship Channel

Posted on · We learn about a new modern dance production that pays homage to the role of the Houston Ship Channel in the history of both Texas and Houston. The piece, called “Channel/1836,” is by Karen Stokes Dance and combines film of dancers performing around the ship channel with a live stage performance. The performance is Sept. 30 through […]

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Would Texas Ever Have Become a State If It Hadn’t Been Deeply in Debt?

Posted on · Author James Bevill offers a different take on the Texas Revolution — the financial challenges and and monetary issues that factored into the struggle. He talks about his book, The Paper Republic: The Struggle for Money, Credit and Independence in the Republic of Texas, with Craig Cohen.

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Murals on Storage Tanks Depict Images of Texas Independence

Posted on · We learn about two large murals on the sides of Shell storage tanks near Beltway 8 along Hwy 225. The murals depict scenes from the Battle of San Jacinto. Each mural measures forty feet by 140 feet. The artwork was created by Native Sun Productions, a media company based in San Antonio and Valparaiso, Ind.