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Jail Neglect, Harsh Tweets and a Professor Failing a Whole Class: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · From controversy around a Harris County jail inmate, to a professor failing his entire class, to an insensitive Tweet directed at the Dallas Mavericks: we discuss The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of this week’s Houston news. This week’s panel of non-experts is comprised of: Lorís Simón from Literal: Latin American Voices magazine; Paul Pendergraft, the producer of […]

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Undercover High Schoolers and a Salacious Church Billboard: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · From undercover cops posing as high school students at two Pearland ISD schools, to a clothing store clerk’s response to a mother buying her daughter a boy’s suit, to a salacious-sounding billboard advertising an area church: our panel of non-experts discusses The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of this week’s Houston news. This week’s […]

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One Bin Recycling, NASA’s Predecessor and Anime: Friday’s Show (April 3, 2015)

Posted on · If you’ve been waiting eagerly for Houston’s “one bin” recycling program, don’t hold your breath. It’s still unclear when the program might begin. The original idea was to have every piece of household trash — including recyclables — go into one bin. The money to develop this idea came from Former New York Mayor Michael […]

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Houstonian Pet Peeves and the City’s General Plan: Monday’s Show (March 16, 2015)

Posted on · Every few months, we give you the opportunity to vent. It could be something about Houston, like the traffic or the weather. It could be something about your life. It could be something you just wished was a little bit different. It’s your pet peeve, that one thing that sticks in your craw, that you […]

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Mayoral Candidates, One Sticker and Snapchat Confessions: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · From a lack of female candidates in Houston’s mayoral race, to problems with the roll-out of the state’s “One Sticker” vehicle registration/inspection program, to going to confession via Snapchat: we discuss The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of this week’s Houston news. This week’s panel of non-experts is comprised of: Lorís Simón from Literal: […]

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Advice from Longtime Houstonians: Friday’s show (March 6, 2015)

Posted on · We’ve had so many folks move to Greater Houston in recent years, and so each September, we present Houston Matters’ newcomers guide to Houston. But as much as we seek to make that guide informative, it’s missing an important piece. Namely: you! As in you longtime Houstonians, folks born and raised here, or who moved […]

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More Wind Power, HERO Trial, and Texas Earthquakes: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · From an increasing percentage of Texas energy coming from the wind, to the winding down of the trial over Houston’s Equal Rights Ordinance, to HISD police getting body cameras, to an increased risk for earthquakes in Texas: we discuss The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of this week’s Houston news. This week’s panel of non-experts consists […]

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More Houstonian Pet Peeves, Pet Care, and Sports Monday: Houston Matters for Monday, Dec. 15, 2014

Posted on · Every few months, we give you the opportunity to vent. It could be something about Houston, like the traffic or the weather. It could be something about your life. It could be something you just wished was a little bit different. It’s your pet peeve, that one thing that sticks in your craw, that you […]

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Subpoenaed Sermons and Mattress Mack’s Big Gamble: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · From Houston city attorneys subpoenaeing sermons given by local religious leaders tied to activists suing the city over the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance, to a same-sex couple claiming they were kicked out of a Houston cab for kissing, to Mattress Mack losing around $4 million on a promotion tied to the Houston Astros’ season: we discuss The Good, […]

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Back in My Day, and Craft Beer 101: Houston Matters for Friday, Oct. 17, 2014

Posted on · We’ve all heard someone say it. Maybe we’ve even been the one saying it. “Back in my day…” What comes next is usually a lament that implies things were better then in some way. But were they? On this edition of Houston Matters it’s your chance to channel your inner Grandpa Simpson. Tell us how […]

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Anti-Bullying Campaigns, and the Pride Celebration Moves Downtown: Houston Matters for Friday, October 3, 2014

Posted on · HISD is implementing a new anti-bullying campaign. But this one’s not aimed towards students. The district’s new policy is cracking down on bullying among school employees. The new initiative comes as a Houston based group prepares to host a rally to raise awareness of incidents of cyber-bullying. We’ll discuss these anti-bullying efforts here in Greater […]

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More Pet Peeves, Pet Care, and Sports Monday: Houston Matters for Monday, September 15, 2014

Posted on · Every few months or so, we like to give you the opportunity to vent. It could be something about Houston, like the traffic or the weather. It could be something about your life. It could be something you just wished was a little bit different. It’s your pet peeve, that one thing that sticks in […]