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Is Houston on the A-List? Plus Rod Rice Retires & The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly in Houston News: Houston Matters for Friday, January 17, 2014

Posted on · On this edition of Houston Matters, we take up the notion of Houston as an “A-list” city, in terms of concerts and performing arts, the sports world, and among foodies. As a city “up there” with other major cities in those specific worlds. Do the top performers make a point of touring here? Do we present […]

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Biggio Snubbed, Selling Booze Near Hospitals & Wade Phillips Says ‘No Thanks’: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · Lomgtime Houston Astro great Craig Biggio barely barely misses making it into the Baseball Hall of Fame; Houston grocery stores will now be able to sell alcohol near hospitals and churches; Baylor College of Medicine and St. Luke’s are teaming up to form a new hospital; and former Texans’ defensive coordinator Wade Phillips gets an unwanted […]

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Houston Diversity, Closing Recycling Centers & New Texans Coach: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · New census data tell us one in four people in Harris County is originally from another country; recycling centers are closing because more people are getting their big green bins; and the Texans hire a man well-versed in righting a troubled football ship in Bill O’Brien: It’s The Good, The Bad and the Ugly of Houston […]

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New Laws, New Houstonians, New Texans Coach: Houston Matters for Friday, Jan. 3, 2014

Posted on · It’s a new year, Houston. And that means some new federal, state and local laws have taken effect this week. We’ll learn about them as we talk with South Texas College of Law Professor Matthew Festa on this edition of Houston Matters. Also: we explore the year ahead in business in Houston with KUHF’s Andrew Schneider. Then: […]

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The Good, The Bad & The Ugly of 2013 in Houston News

Posted on · As 2013 comes to a close we take a look back at The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Houston news in 2013. We’ll look at the interesting stories in: politics, food, arts and culture and sports. Our discussions include: Politics: A mayor’s race that wasn’t as close as many thought, the rise of […]

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New Light Rail, Payday Loans & Giant Chocolate Santa: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · Houston has a new light rail line opening. The city passed new restrictions on payday lending. And a local restaurant displays an enormous, 2.5-million calorie chocolate Santa statue. We examine The Good, The Bad & The Ugly of Houston news with our panel of decided non-experts: Frederick J. Goodall, author of parenting blog MochaDad.com; Lisa Falkenberg, columnist […]

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Sebelius Visits, Oil & Gas in 2014, Payday Loans, & Houston Holiday Events: Houston Matters for Fri., Dec. 20, 2013

Posted on · Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is in Houston today. Perhaps no other Obama administration official, save for President Obama himself, has been on the firing line more amid the troubled roll-out of the final phase of the Affordable Care Act. On today’s Houston Matters, we’ll have details on the Secretary’s visit, and on […]

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Banning Native American Mascots, Rising Rents & Checking In at the Rodeo: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · HISD banned Native American mascots — or any mascot based on a racial or ethnic group. A study says Houston is among the cities with the biggest increase in rents. And the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo was one of Facebook’s top ten checked-into places of the year. Our panel of decided non-experts decides if […]

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Banning Spanish in Class, The Return of Krispy Kreme, & Galveston as a Destination on the Rise: It’s The Good, The Bad & the Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · We talk about The Good, The Bad & the Ugly of Houston News, such as a principal trying to ban the speaking of Spanish in an area school, the return of Krispy Kreme donuts to Houston, and Galveston as a “destination on the rise,” according to one travel website. Our panel of admitted non-experts is comprised […]

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Hot Dog Identity Crisis, France Says Avoid Houston at Night, and Black Friday Arriving Earlier: It’s The Good, The Bad and the Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · From a Houston hot dog franchise’s identity crisis, to department stores and radio stations in Houston getting a jump on Christmas, we examine “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly” in Houston news this week with Frederick J. Goodall, author of parenting blog MochaDad.com,  Paul Pendergraft, KUHF-Houston Public Radio’s Senior Producer for News & Public Affairs, […]