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Full Show: Holiday Traditions, And The Good, Bad, And Ugly Of 2017 (Dec. 22, 2017)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: We recall a historic basketball game between UH and UCLA. We invite listeners to tell us about their favorite holiday traditions. We discuss The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of 2017. And we bring you a special Houston edition of the classic tale ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas.

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UH Names Applewhite its New Coach

Posted on · The University of Houston named Major Applewhite its next head football coach, promoting from within instead of seeking out another big name who might leave in a year or two. Plus the Texans defeated the Colts in Indianapolis to take sole possession of first place in the AFC South, and the Rockets reached a new […]

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The Year in Transportation, Ask the Vet, and UH’s New Coach: Monday’s Show: (December 12, 2016)

Posted on · It happened in a flash — 2016 is almost in the books. It’s been a busy year for Greater Houston, so we’re taking some time this week to recap this past year’s biggest developments with our beat reporters, covering transportation, education, energy, politics and arts & culture and sports. On this edition of Houston Matters, […]

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UH to UT: Tom Herman Headed to Texas

Posted on · University of Houston coach Tom Herman is leaving the Cougars to take the helm at the University of Texas. And the Texans lost at home to the San Diego Chargers Sunday 21-13. We discuss those and other developments in Houston sports with Jeff Balke of Houston Press and Houstonia Magazine.

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Escaping Cuba, and the Last Mile of Your Commute: Monday’s Show (November, 28 2016)

Posted on · With the death of former Cuban leader Fidel Castro, we thought we’d take time on this edition of Houston Matters to tell the story of a Houstonian whose life was directly affected by Castro’s rise to power. As a teenager, Lorenzo Martinez was evacuated in secret from Cuba in the 1960s. What Martinez didn’t know – he […]

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Mexican American Studies Textbook Vote, and Pet Peeves: Monday’s Show (November, 21 2016)

Posted on · On Friday (Nov. 18, 2016), the Texas State Board of Education unanimously rejected a controversial Mexican-American studies textbook that would have been used in public schools. The book, titled Mexican American Heritage, received a lot of criticism from academics and activists who argued the book was rife with many inaccuracies and stereotypes. On today’s show, […]

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The Cougars Stumble as the Texans and Rockets Prepare

Posted on · SMU upset the UH Cougars 38-16 in college football Saturday (Oct. 22, 2016). We discuss what went wrong for the now 6-2 Cougars with Jeff Balke, who writes for the Houston Press and Houstonia Magazine, and joins us most Mondays to discuss developments in Houston sports. We also turn our attention to tonight’s Monday Night […]

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Big 12 Decision and Law School Dispute: The Good, Bad & Ugly of This Week’s 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 weighs in on this […]

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Texans Pull Off Comeback Win Over the Colts in Overtime

Posted on · The Houston Texans reeled off 17 unanswered points Sunday night to beat the Indianapolis Colts in overtime by a score of 26-23. Plus, the 11th-ranked University of Houston Cougars beat Tulsa 38-31 Saturday to move to 6-1 on the season. And the Rockets returned home from a preseason trip to China. Joining us to discuss those and other developments […]

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Joining the Big 12 — What Would it Mean for the University of Houston?

Posted on · The conference structure in NCAA Division I college athletics can be dizzying to try to understand. There are a couple tiers of major conferences. The top tier are the Power 5 conferences. They get more media attention, and more acclaim — and the revenue that comes with it all. Universities want to be part of a […]

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Texans Clinch AFC South & Host Kansas City in Wild Card Round

Posted on · The Texans defeated the Jacksonville Jaguars 30-6 at home Sunday (Jan. 3, 2016). That means the Texans claim the AFC South title and will host a playoff game against the Kansas City Chiefs Saturday afternoon (Jan. 9, 2016). And the Rockets have struggled their last few games as they head into tonight’s game with the […]

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Open Carry in Effect and Attracting Millennials: Monday’s Show (January 4, 2016)

Posted on · Open carry is now officially legal in Texas. The new law, which took effect Jan. 1, allows licensed Texans to openly carry handguns in a shoulder or hip holster. But, there are some limitations concerning where open carry is allowed — as well as some concerns about how it’ll play out. On today’s Houston Matters, we discuss […]

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Sports Monday: Texans Still Tied for First, Despite Loss

Posted on · While the Houston Texans lost 30-21 Sunday at Buffalo, the Colts were walloped by the Steelers 45-10 last night, leaving the two teams deadlocked at 6-6 atop the AFC South. In college football, the University of Houston Cougars won the AAC championship Saturday and are headed to the Peach Bowl. In the NBA, the Houston Rockets […]

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2016 Economic Forecast and Your Tax Questions: Monday’s Show (December 7, 2015)

Posted on · The Greater Houston Partnership unveils its annual economic outlook and employment forecast today (Dec. 7, 2015). The report provides an outlook for business and job growth in Greater Houston for 2016. On this edition of Houston Matters, we hear what the GHP’s outlook is for Greater Houston’s economy next year, as Michael Hagerty talks with GHP […]