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How Houston Went from Rural Landscape to World-Class Metropolis

Posted on · Texas is home to a few of the largest cities in the United States, but the state was once filled with wide-open spaces. In his new book The City in Texas: A History, David McComb examines the rise of urban culture in the state. McComb tells Houston Matters’ Edel Howlin about Houston’s transition from a rural […]

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Tesla in Texas: Wednesday’s show (March 11, 2015)

Posted on · Elon Musk’s auto company Tesla Motors sells electric cars directly to the public through self-owned stores, not dealers. It’s a shift in approach for the auto industry, which has operated for a century with dealerships serving as the middle man between automakers and consumers. But Tesla can’t open stores in Texas, or four other U.S. […]