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Full Show: Political Roundup, And Great Date Night Restaurants (Feb. 7, 2018)

Posted on · On Wednesday's Houston Matters: We break down the latest political stories and their potential impact locally. Then, just in time for Valentine's Day, our group of food writers discusses their favorite places to take a date. And we learn about the rise and development of West Houston in the Nineteenth Century.

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Grandson Pores Over Love Letters from World War II

Posted on · On this, the eve of Valentine’s Day, it’s perhaps one of the few times these days we still take pen to paper and write something akin to the old-fashioned love letter. Writing letters at all — let alone love letters – is often seen as a relic of a bygone era. A trove of love […]

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How to Write a Heartfelt Love Letter

Posted on · Wanting to do something a little different for your loved one this Valentine’s Day? Elizabeth White-Olsen, founding director of Writespace, gives the basics on writing a love letter. Writespace is also hosting an event this Valentine’s Day featuring wine, chocolate, and romantic readings by Houston romance writers.

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The Full Menu: Mardis Gras Food, Valentine’s Dinner and Super Bowl Food

Posted on · In our monthly segment, The Full Menu, we asked our food experts – Katharine Shilcutt of Houstonia Magazine, David Leftwich of Sugar and Rice Magazine and Eric Sandler of CultureMap Houston – the best places to get food for Mardi Gras, recommendations for Valentine’s Day dinner, and the best food for your Super Bowl party. Establishments Featured in This Segment: Valentine’s Day: Brennan’s Tony’s […]

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Water Quantity, The Full Menu, and Chase Untermeyer: Houston Matters for Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015

Posted on · On past programs, we’ve explored water quality in Greater Houston. On this edition of the program, we talk about water quantity, and efforts underway to ensure there will be enough water for a growing Greater Houston community in the years to come. We’ also learn about a debate in Montgomery County over groundwater access. Also […]

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Valentine’s Day: It’s Not Just for Lovers

Posted on · February 14th is a day that can divide people. Some love it. Some hate it. Some see it merely as a Hallmark holiday – manufactured to guilt you into buying cards, candy, teddy bears with hearts on them, jewelry and the like. Houston Matters Producer Conner Clifton falls into the hater category, but he has […]

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The Hispanic Vote, Curling & Valentine’s Day Angst: Houston Matters for Thurs., Feb. 13, 2014

Posted on · A new Gallup poll calls into question the conventional wisdom that changing demographics in Texas might lead to a change in statewide political power. The concept goes like this: more and more Hispanics are in Texas every year. Historically, they’re a voting bloc that leans heavily Democratic. Therefore, changing demographics in Texas suggest Democrats might […]