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The Wheel Workers: Local Indie Rock Band Stops by Performance Studio

Posted on · The Wheel Workers is a local indie rock band based in Houston. They formed in 2010 and book regular gigs around Texas, including a performance at South by Southwest in Austin a couple years ago. They’re currently promoting the release of their latest album, Past to Present, on vinyl. Houston Matters’ Maggie Martin sat down […]

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Death & Injury: The Hidden Cost of Houston’s Oil Boom

Posted on · On Sunday, the Houston Chronicle reported on some of the negative consequences of Greater Houston’s oil boom. While regulations have been strengthened in recent years for off-shore oil drilling – in particular following the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill – on-shore drilling remains, as one Houston attorney puts it: “the wild west.” We talk […]

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How Immigration Policy Affects Houston

Posted on · We discuss the day-to-day challenges facing both people who are undocumented, and the industries and institutions they’re engaged in. We welcome your questions for an immigration attorney, the head of the University of Houston’s Immigration Clinic, and a Houston-based subcontractor who shares his insights into the unique challenges America’s immigration policies have on the construction […]

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Houston Matters for Friday, August 16, 2013

Posted on · Retailers in Texas encourage Governor Perry to veto a Texas version of the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. Bad actors in the energy industry do environmental harm that might possibly have been avoided in a state with more stringent regulations. In general, business is booming in Texas – especially here in Houston – but does […]