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Are Houston Sports Cursed? (March 18, 2021)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: The latest on sexual assault allegations against Deshaun Watson, making sense of this latest low point in Houston professional sports, and essayist Rick Bass reflects on a changing Texas.

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Full Show: Severe Weather Updates, The Effect Of Saudi Attacks On Houston Oil, And Actor Jeff Goldblum (Sept. 19, 2019)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: Updates on the severe weather, how the recent attacks on oil processing facilities in Saudi Arabia might effect Houston, engaging young voters, actor Jeff Goldblum, and Texas Monthly's first taco editor.

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Houston Plant Expansions May Be Further Sign of ‘Permania’

Posted on · A French energy company's partnering with companies in Canada and Austria to build chemical and plastic plant expansions in Port Arthur and Bayport. It's close to $2 billion dollars in investment, anticipating the opportunity to capitalize on more shale gas as a result of what's increasingly being called "Permania," the pursuit and production of natural […]

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Texas Energy: What Did We Miss?

Posted on · We've been devoting time in recent weeks to talking about the various sources of energy in Greater Houston and across Texas. In previous weeks, we've talked about the future of energy from wind, solar, coal and nuclear and natural gas. On today's show, we examine any forms of energy we may have missed, including biofuels. […]

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Why Is It So Hard for Novelists to Get Houston Right?

Posted on · From time to time on Houston Matters, we talk with writers who are either from Houston or who write about Houston (and sometimes both). And recently, there have been a handful of novels set in Houston getting critical praise, from The After Party, to Sunset City, to A Wife of Noble Character – among others. […]

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Design Your Own Theme Park for Houston

Posted on · Houston seems to have it all. But we are missing a few things here: no NHL franchise, nowhere to go for truly great toasted ravioli, and perhaps most glaring — no theme park. At least nothing on par with AstroWorld, which closed back in 2005. A couple weeks back (July 6, 2016), Houston Mayor Sylvester […]

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Houston Pet Peeves Summer 2016

Posted on · Every few months, we give you the opportunity to vent. It could be something about Houston — like the traffic or the weather. It could be something about your life. It could be something you just wished was a little bit different. It's your pet peeve, that one thing that sticks in your craw, that […]