Houston Matters

Full Show: Restaurants And The #MeToo Movement, And Gentrification Of The Third Ward (Feb. 16, 2018)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: Could the #MeToo movement have played a role in who didn't get selected as a James Beard Award semifinalist? Then, we explore the gentrification of Houston's Third Ward. Our non-experts break down The Good, Bad, and Ugly of the week’s news. And we find some people actually participating in the winter sport of curling here in Houston.

Houston Matters

Live on Juneteenth from Houston’s Newly Renovated Emancipation Park

Posted on · (Above: Newly renovated Emancipation Park in Houston’s Third Ward. (Photo Courtesy Perkins+Will/Mark Herboth Photography) Today marks Juneteenth — the day when Union soldiers arrived in Galveston to announce the end of slavery in the United States. Since 1872, Juneteenth celebrations in Houston were held at Emancipation Park in the Third Ward — with the exception of […]

Arts & Culture

LGBTQ Friendly Home For Seniors Coming To Houston

Posted on · A nearly $24 million construction project is in the works to develop what is believed to be the first-ever LGBTQ senior housing facility in Houston -- and the second largest in the country.

Houston Matters

Rodney Crowell Explores His Houston Roots in ‘Close Ties’

Posted on · Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Rodney Crowell grew up in Houston’s Third Ward and far east-side neighborhoods, as told in his 2011 memoir Chinaberry Sidewalks. He played in garage bands and his father’s honky-tonk band before moving to Nashville in 1972 to pursue a career in music. After quite an illustrious career writing and producing hit singles […]