Houston Matters

Comedian, Actor Bobcat Goldthwait Talks About Work, NPR Appearances

Posted on · We talk with with comedian, actor, and director Bobcat Goldthwait. He’s in town through the weekend, performing at Houston’s Improv. His latest film, Call Me Lucky, is a documentary about fellow comedian Barry Crimmins. The film’s warm reception at Sundance adds to a growing reputation for Goldthwait as a filmmaker. (Among other films, he also […]

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The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of The Energy Corridor

Posted on · A lot can happen in the Energy Corridor. Some of it good. Some of it bad. Some of it downright ugly. When faced with intriguing developments, wherever they may be, we turn to our rotating panel of “non-experts” to parse The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of it all. Our panel of “non experts” […]

Good, Bad and Ugly

Public Integrity Unit and a Mega Starbucks: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · From a change in the state’s Public Integrity Unit, to doing time in jail for not mowing your lawn, to the opening of a so-called “mega” Starbucks in Houston: a lot happens in a week here in Houston. That’s why we turn to our panel of “non-experts” to parse The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of […]

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Marketing to Hispanics and Joe Leydon on Roger Ebert: Houston Matters for Friday, July 25, 2014

Posted on · According to the 2012 U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey, about 20 percent of Hispanics in Harris County are 16 to 31 years old. It’s a group of key importance to marketing agencies. On this edition of Houston Matters, we talk with Alex Lopez Negrete, CEO of Lopez Negrete Communications, a Houston-based Hispanic marketing agency about […]

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Preparing for Hurricane Season, and The Good the Bad and the Ugly: Houston Matters for Friday, May 30, 2014

Posted on · New to Houston? Well, we have this thing called hurricane season, and you really need to know about it. First, it starts Saturday and continues through November. It’s the six month period in which hurricanes and major tropical storms are most likely to make landfall and potentially do some damage. And while Greater Houston has […]

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Enduring an 80-Mile Commute — Each Way

Posted on · If you don’t have a very long commute to and from work, consider yourself lucky. But, if you’re like the rest of us, sitting in traffic to get from Point A to Point B, we hear you. We understand it can get frustrating and even downright maddening sometimes to get stuck in traffic, waiting…and waiting…and […]