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Alcohol and Gun Sales, Free Airport Wi-Fi, and Anatomically Correct Sculptures: The Good The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · This week: gun rights groups and gun control groups agreed on something — that the TABC should not allow alcohol to be sold at some venues where gun sales take place, both Houston airports now have free Wi-Fi, ground was broken at the new SpaceX spaceport in Brownsville, and some folks are upset saying the “Wings of the City” sculptures downtown […]

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The Astrodome, Voter ID, and Fantasy Football: Houston Matters for Friday, September 5, 2014

Posted on · On Thursday, Harris County Judge Ed Emmett met with the nonprofit Urban Land Institute to seek guidance on his idea for turning the Astrodome into the “world’s largest indoor park.” Judge Emmett has received a lot of feedback since unveiling his idea for the Dome last week, some good, some bad. “Yeah, I’ve had a lot […]

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Troops to the Border, No Refusals & Houston’s First Parklet: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · From Gov. Perry sending members of the National Guard to the Texas – Mexico border, to an expansion of Harris County’s “no refusal” DUI prevention weekends to Houston’s smallest park — its first so-called “parklet” — we parse the good, the bad and the ugly of this week’s Houston news. This week’s panel of non-experts […]

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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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Houston Makes Another List and A Record-Setting Fish: The Good The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · From more online cred for H-town, to the largely debunked gluten-free craze reaching Smashburger, to a record-setting giant fish reeled in near Galveston, we explore The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly in Houston news with our rotating panel of “non-experts.” Joining us for a special Thursday edition this week is Russ Capper from The Business Makers Show and The Energy Makers […]

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Drunk Driving, The Good the Bad and the Ugly, and The Full Menu: Houston Matters for Thursday, July 3, 2014

Posted on · Many Texans will travel and party on Independence Day Friday, and through the weekend. So, naturally, law enforcement will also be active, stepping up efforts to crack down on drunk driving. Officials here in Harris County — where we routinely lead the nation in fatal accidents involving intoxicated drivers, and just in the last two weeks saw […]

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Uber & Lyft, Comparing Homosexuality to Alcoholism & Hidden Cash: The Good The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · A vote is delayed on the fates of transportation services Uber and Lyft; Gov. Perry compares homosexuality to alcoholism; and more teenagers are getting summer jobs: It’s The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Houston news. This week’s panel of non-experts is comprised of: Wayne Ashley of the Texas Leftist; comedian Ty Mahany; and […]

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Pursuing Creative Careers, The Good the Bad and the Ugly, and Music Education: Houston Matters for Friday, June 13, 2014

Posted on · As we embark on our careers, we often receive conflicting advice: Pursue your passions, but have something to fall back on. Follow your dreams, but make sure you can pay the bills. Do what makes you happy, but you may have to sacrifice that happiness when it’s practical. Some career paths can lead to those […]

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A Housing Shortage and a Blazers’ Fan Mocks Houston Recycling: The Good The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · From selling the US Postal Service site downtown, to a shortage of housing in Houston, to a Portland Trailblazers fan mocking Houston’s lack of recycling: It’s The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Houston news. As we do every Friday, we talk with our rotating panel about the week’s news. This week we’re joined […]

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Cultural History and the Bayou City Food and Film Festival: Houston Matters for Friday, May 2, 2014

Posted on · Last month, the Houston school board voted unanimously to support teaching Mexican-American history and culture to more high school students. The resolution means the state’s largest school district wants the Texas Education Agency to include this kind of cultural class in the state’s new graduation plan. HISD Superintendent Terry Grier said in a statement that in […]

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Teachers Cheating and The Astros Get a Zero Rating: The Good The Bad & The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · From recognition of online transparency from the Texas Comptroller’s office, to HISD’s findings in an investigation into cheating by teachers on high-stakes testing, to a recent Houston Astros’ TV broadcast garnering a 0.0 rating, we explore “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” of Houston news, with our rotating panel of “non-experts.” Joining us today: Business Makers radio host Russ Capper, Texas Leftist blogger […]

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Restorative Justice and The Good the Bad & the Ugly of Houston News: Houston Matters for Friday, April 11, 2014

Posted on · A conference being held at the University of Houston tomorrow will focus on a program that educators say will keep more students in school. The program is called restorative justice, and it aims to resolve conflicts within the school by creating a dialogue between teachers and students. It’s meant to serve as an alternative to […]

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A Rodeo Preview and The Good the Bad and the Ugly of Houston News: Houston Matters for Friday, February 28, 2014

Posted on · The 2014 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, which kicks off next week, is a lot of things. The month-long celebration at Reliant Park promotes livestock and farm products, offers a venue for research and education within the livestock industry, a wide variety of 4-H events, includes the largest rodeo in the world, and a month […]

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Diabetes in Houston, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, and Carolyn Dorfman Dance Company: Houston Matters for Friday, February 7, 2014

Posted on · It’s hard to know for sure just how many Americans are diabetic – that’s because millions of us don’t know that we are. Various sources suggest anywhere from 22 to 26 million Americans have diabetes. The National Diabetes Education Program pegs the number at just shy of 26 million diabetics; 15.8 million who have been […]

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Texans Sign Up for Healthcare, A New Craft Beer Fest & Rhino Hunting: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · More than 118,000 Texans signed up for health insurance through the online marketplaces by the end of 2013; a new craft beer festival is coming to Houston; and in a closed door Dallas auction last weekend a man won a permit to hunt an endangered African black rhino in Namibia: It’s The Good, The Bad and The Ugly […]