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Houston Author Talks About Importance of Writing Strong and Realistic Female Characters

Posted on · Houston author JL Clark's love of writing shone through at an early age. As a fourth grader, her teacher took a short detective story she wrote and turned it into a printed book for her as a gift. This early encouragement — combined with her love of reading and telling stories — meant that she […]

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How a Local English Teacher Channels Her Inner Teenager in Order to Write Young-Adult Fiction

Posted on · As our summer reading series continues, we talk with Jennifer Mathieu, a local high school English teacher, and the author of a new young adult novel entitled The Truth About Alice. We discuss the impact her day job has on her ability to write for and about teenagers and how she channels her inner teenager […]

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Ride Sharing Revisited, Parking, and Texas Highways: Houston Matters for Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Posted on · After a public hearing Tuesday, the Houston City Council may well vote on a vehicle-for-hire ordinance change that would allow for ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft. That vote was initially to take place last month, but was delayed in the hopes that there might be consensus among stakeholders, including ride-sharing services and local cab […]