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State Parks Face a ‘Crisis,’ But Will the Legislature Come to Their Aid?

Posted on · At a recent hearing of the House Culture, Recreation and Tourism Committee at the Texas Capitol, funding for Texas parks was up for discussion. We hear from Carter Smith, the Executive Director of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department about what our state parks need. Smith was quoted in a Texas Tribune article as saying that […]

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How the CCC Shaped Some of Texas’ Top Outdoor Destinations

Posted on · Throughout the summer, Houston Matters is dedicating time each week to books about Greater Houston, set in Greater Houston, or written or edited by Houstonians. Our summer series continues with Cynthia Brandimarte, the author of Texas State Parks and the CCC: The Legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps. She talks about the role the CCC, a […]

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Pro Sports and Identity and Freedmen’s Town Bricks: Houston Matters for Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Posted on · The Houston Astros probably won’t lose 100 games this year, but they’re likely to lose 90. The Houston Rockets’ disappointing early playoff exit has been followed by a disappointing off-season, missing on free agents, and losing roster depth. The Houston Texans lost so many games in a row last year they dismissed their coach, and […]