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Loosening Voter ID Restrictions and An Early Endorsement: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of the 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 intriguing developments in the week’s news, we turn to our rotating panel of “non-experts” to parse The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of it all. This week, our panel debates: the State […]

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What to Do With an 80-Year-Old Christmas Cactus: Gardening Advice from a Houston Horticulturalist

Posted on · From time to time, Houston Matters offers you the chance to ask questions of area experts on a wide range of topics, from health to personal finance to pet care and beyond. Today, we welcome your questions about gardening in Houston. To help us out in this endeavor we’re joined by Linda Gay, horticulturist and gardener […]

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Gardening Advice from a Houston Horticulturalist

Posted on · From time to time, Houston Matters offers you the chance to ask questions of area experts on a wide range of topics, from health to personal finance to pet care and beyond. Today, we welcome your questions about gardening in Houston. To help us out in this endeavor we’re joined by Linda Gay, horticulturist and gardener […]

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What Will New Sections of the Grand Parkway Mean for Areas Like Tomball?

Posted on · The Grand Parkway Association says a few new segments in north Houston are on track to open soon near Cypress, Tomball, Spring and New Caney. We get an update on the project from David Gornet, Executive Director of the Grand Parkway Association. We also talk with Lamar Casparis, the former chairman of the Greater Tomball Area Chamber […]

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The State of Houston Toll Roads

Posted on · Chances are, at some point, you’ve used some of the 132 miles of toll roads operated by the Harris County Toll Road Authority, from the Westpark Tollway, to the Katy managed lanes, the Sam Houston, and now a toll road to Tomball. There’s more either under construction or in the works. We learn more about […]

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Klineberg on Houston’s Hispanics and Comedian W. Kamau Bell: Houston Matters for Friday, November 7, 2014

Posted on · Dr. Stephen Klineberg, Rice Sociology Professor and founding director of Rice University’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research, unveils a new report today titled “Shared Prospects: Hispanics and the Future of Houston.” The report examines the educational and economic experiences of different Hispanic communities in and around Houston, and explores the implications for their future, and […]

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Election Day: Summary of Races and Ballot Measures

Posted on · It’s Election Day! Polls are now open across Greater Houston, as voters cast ballots for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and a number of other statewide offices, as well as for District Attorney in Harris County. There are also ballot initiatives, including Proposition 1, calling for money from the state’s rainy day fund to be diverted to […]

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Gardening Advice: Over-Watering in the Summer and Planting for Houston’s Warming Climate

Posted on · We welcome your gardening questions for Linda Gay, horticulturist and gardener from The Arbor Gate Nursery in Tomball. Linda addresses questions about: Houston’s increasingly warming climate and what plants might thrive here that did not in the past; what plants to grow in order to provide privacy along a fence; and our tendency to over-water (and kill) plants […]