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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, […]

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Houston Matters for Friday, Nov. 22, 2013

Posted on · The holidays are quickly approaching, and for many of us, that means relatives and loved ones are flying in to visit. Or, you’ll be flying out to visit them. Either way, there’s a good chance you’ll be traveling through a Houston airport soon. On this edition of Houston Matters, we’ll discuss what’s new at Houston’s […]

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Case Keenum’s 3rd Ward Shout-Out, Houston’s Traffic, and the Hooters Coach: It’s The Good, The Bad and The Ugly in Houston News

Posted on · From a 3rd Ward shout out on Sunday Night Football, to unusual behavior from teachers and coaches, to pretending to be a different race to win an election, we explore the good, the bad, and the ugly in Houston news this week.

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Houston Matters for Fri., Nov. 15, 2013

Posted on · As Houstonians hit the road in a couple weeks to travel in and out of town, visiting family and friends over Thanksgiving, this seems like an excellent time to be reminded of some of the rules of the road on Houston’s highways and byways. It’s an especially good time to freshen up on what to do and […]

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Barista Champions, Dwight Howard’s Imaginary Playlist, and Blockbuster’s Farewell: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · From competitive coffee service to Dwight Howard’s infinite (and imaginary) playlist, to the demise of area video stores, we separate The Good, the Bad, and The Ugly in Houston news this week, with our panel of non-experts. Today, Houston news oddities are parsed by Chronicle columnist Lisa Falkenberg, Texas Leftist blogger Wayne Ashley, and Off the Kuff political blogger Charles Kuffner.

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Houston Matters for Fri., Nov. 8, 2013

Posted on · The Texans. Houston’s restaurant scene. Affordability. Diversity. The arts. Depending on your own opinion, these things aren’t getting enough attention here in Houston. Or…they’re receiving too much. On this edition of Houston Matters, we ask you: what’s overrated and underrated in Houston, and why? It can be anything! Sports, food, entertainment, museums – whatever you […]

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Are Texans Temperamental? It’s The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · A new study calls Texans temperamental and uninhibited…an airline passenger is bumped from a flight at Bush for being only 44 minutes early…Bellaire gets props for being the best community in the nation for trick-or-treating…we explore these and other oddities with our panel of non-experts, as we parse The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly in Houston […]

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Houston Matters for Fri., Nov. 1, 2013

Posted on · A new study calls Texans temperamental and uninhibited…an airline passenger is bumped from a flight at Bush for being only 44 minutes early…Bellaire gets props for being the best community in the nation for trick-or-treating…we explore these and other oddities with our panel of non-experts, as we parse The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly in Houston […]

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Why Torchy’s Tacos is Suing Texas Taco: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · A lot can happen in a week. Some of it good. Some of it bad. Some of it downright ugly. When faced with oddities in the week’s Houston news, we turn to our panel of Houstonian non-experts to sort out the good, the bad, and the ugly of it all. On today’s panel: Mark Bennett, […]

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Houston Matters for Friday, October 25, 2013

Posted on · On this edition of Houston Matters, we discuss some lesser known or underappreciated events in Greater Houston history, in advance of the Houston History Book Fair and Symposium. At that event next month, some two dozen authors will discuss their work, and highlight what intrigues them about Houston’s history. Topics will range from the first […]

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Houston Matters for Fri., Oct. 18, 2013

Posted on · Leaders in the global shipping industry are coming to Houston next week for the annual Shipping and Offshore Conference. Attendees will discuss new international shipping routes and the expansion of offshore projects around the world. Organizers say Houston – home to one of the largest ports in the United States – is a natural fit to host […]

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The Good, The Bad & The Ugly Oct. 13, 2013

Posted on · We discuss The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of recent Houston news, including: Possible dress codes at area McDonald’s, unwanted visitors at Matt Schaub’s house, some partial demolition around the Astrodome and more. Our guests include: Charles Kuffner, who writes the Off the Kuff political blog; Frederick J. Goodall, author of parenting blog MochaDad.com;  and […]