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Full Show: Happy Houston, And The Good, Bad, And Ugly Of The News (Nov. 10, 2017)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: We invite you to share the good news in your life on another edition of #HappyHouston. Then, we discuss The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly of this week’s news. And we learn about a concert series at the Moores School of Music.

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Should the Houston Heights Remain A Dry Neighborhood?

Posted on · The Houston Heights is an area comprising a portion of what most folks know more colloquially as “The Heights.” Well, that area has been dry for nearly a century now, but the neighborhood’s beverage coalition wants voters to change that in November. To learn more, we talk with Steve Reilley, spokesperson for the Houston Heights Beverage Coalition, about […]

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Perspectives from Parents Living in Two Different Parts of Town

Posted on · Parenting is hard work. But how does parenting in one area of Houston compare to challenges faced in another? We wanted to explore that idea so we invited two parents into our studios. Carlecia Wright is a mom living inside the loop just north of The Heights, and Jeff Darnell is a father of four […]

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The Full Menu: Best Places to Eat in The Heights

Posted on · The Greater Houston region is a big sprawling area, and if you live in one particular part, chances are that’s where you spend most of your time eating out. That’s why, from time to time, we wanted to focus on good food spots in particular neighborhoods. On this edition of The Full Menu, our foodies begin with […]

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Yale Street Homeowners, Businesses Unite For Yale Green Corridor Cause

Posted on · The Urban Forestry Committee of the Houston Heights Association wants to make sure the trees along Yale Street in the Heights will be here for many decades to come. They’ve teamed up with residents and businesses along Yale to petition the City of Houston to designate a two-mile stretch of the roadway, which bisects the […]

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How and Why Houston Neighborhoods Have Morphed Over the Years

Posted on · Some of Houston’s neighborhoods have, for lack of a better phrase, “morphed” over the decades. Montrose once had a much larger African-American community, then it became known as Houston’s gay neighborhood, then a more gentrified area. Sharpstown, Meyerland, The Heights — they’ve all undergone transformative change from one generation to the next. We explore what’s […]

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What Design Guidelines May Be in Store for Three Houston Heights Historic Districts?

Posted on · Project organizers will hold a community meeting Tuesday (Dec. 8, 2015) as part of the City of Houston’s process for creating historic preservation design guidelines in three Houston Heights historic districts. They wanted to know what property owners think about the guidelines in place covering changes they might want to make to their historic homes or […]

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How Has the Identity of the Heights Changed?

Posted on · As Houston’s population continues to grow, some of the city’s oldest neighborhoods are undergoing some changes. That includes the Heights, a tight-knit community within the 610 loop. Houston Matters’ Maggie Martin visited the Heights to talk with three residents about how they’ve seen their neighborhood change. MORE: Houston Matters’ Neighborhood Series

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Grade Inflation and Visiting The Heights: Wednesday’s Show (May 20, 2015)

Posted on · Earlier this month, internal HISD auditors confirmed the now-fired principal of Westbury High School ordered failing grades in a reading class to be raised to a B. Jason Catchings is appealing the dismissal. (His attorney told Fox 26 that Catchings was operating under orders from a superior, and then told the Houston Chronicle the changes were intended to […]

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Improving Houston Schools, Political Roundup, and Sports Monday: Houston Matters for Monday, September 29, 2014

Posted on · The debate over public education usually revolves around funding or testing or statewide curriculum. But at the grass-roots level, there are often efforts taking place that move beyond policy debates. On this edition of Houston Matters, we hear about steps some Greater Houston schools – and the communities that surround them – have taken to […]

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Sculptures on Heights Boulevard Aim to Make Art More Accessible

Posted on · You might have noticed something a little strange on Heights Boulevard recently, a building that appears to be sinking into the ground, an over-sized paper airplane made of metal or giant lawn chairs. No, you’re not hallucinating; it’s an art exhibit that is the brainchild of Gus Kopriva, the owner of Redbud Gallery. Gus spoke […]