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Full Show: Health Care Merger, and Rep. Culberson Candidate Interview (Oct. 2, 2018)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: We take a closer look at the proposed merger between Memorial Hermann and Baylor Scott & White. Then, Rep. John Culberson of Congressional District 7 answers your questions. Plus, we learn what makes Houston a difficult place to conduct polls. And we reflect on the Battle of Gonzales.

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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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Houston Matters Weekend for October 22, 2016

Posted on · The NFL is working to curb domestic violence by partnering with an organization called A Call to Men, which teaches “healthy, respectful manhood.” The group’s CEO, Tony Porter, and Troy Vincent, a former NFL player and the league’s executive vice president, are in town to talk about the program. On this edition of Houston Matters […]

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Texas History: How Texas Found Itself in a Revolution

Posted on · This coming Wednesday (March 2, 2016) is the 180th anniversary of the signing of the Texas Declaration of Independence from Mexico in 1836 at Washington-on-the-Brazos. San Jacinto College history professor Eddie Weller tells us how the Lone Star State got to that point in the first place — and some things you might not have known about […]

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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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Texas Rising: How Badly Does the Series Mangle State’s History? Does it Matter?

Posted on · Earlier this month, the History Channel wrapped up Texas Rising, a 10-hour miniseries based on the Texas Revolution against Mexico. Stephen Harrigan is a writer at large for Texas Monthly. He’s been chronicling his thoughts about the miniseries for the publication. He spoke with Houston Matters’ Maggie Martin before the series finale about the historical […]

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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.