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Thursday’s Houston Matters: Summer Vacation And Tourism In A Pandemic, And A Carport Classroom (May 21, 2020)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: Concerns about how the county's COVID-19 relief program will work, how summer vacation and tourism are being affected by the pandemic, a pioneering woman in Houston city government reflects on her career, and a local teacher hosts socially distanced math classes from her home's carport.

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Could Houston Ever Have a River Walk?

Posted on · (Above: A section of Buffalo Bayou running near downtown Houston. Photo: Michael Hagerty | Houston Public Media) If you've been to the River Walk in San Antonio, you've seen — or even ridden — the barges that take tourists down the river. Well, last year, a Houston architecture and design company won a competition to […]

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‘Hola Houston’ Campaign Aims to Keep Mexico as Houston’s No. 1 International Tourism Market

Posted on · Houston tourism officials say Mexico is Houston's No. 1 international market, bringing in nearly two million visitors a year. But Visit Houston wants to attract even more visitors from Mexico, and that's why they're launching "Hola Houston," a marketing campaign designed to bring in more travelers from Mexico. Jorge Franz is senior vice president of […]