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Houston’s Signature Food, and Baking Bread: Houston Matters for Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Posted on · Chicago has deep-dish pizza. Philly has cheesesteaks. Pittsburgh puts slaw and French fries on sandwiches. St. Louisans devour toasted ravioli. Many major cities boast one signature food – one dish that’s served all over town, that helps to define the community, that stands out above the rest. Houston, it would seem, is not one of […]

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What’s On Your Houston Bucket List?

Posted on · For the last week, we’ve been asking you to contemplate items on your “Houston bucket list.” You know, those events, activities, and moments endemic to Houston that you want to be sure you experience them before you kick the proverbial bucket. Some of you e-mailed us with examples. Among them: A tour of Minute Maid […]

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How Can I Get My Kid to Eat Healthier?

Posted on · We discuss efforts to develop healthier eating habits among Houston’s children, as we talk with Gracie Cavnar, Founder and CEO of the Houston-based Recipe for Success Foundation.We learn about the foundation’s nutrition education efforts, and discuss ways to make our youngest Houstonians smarter food consumers. And we welcome your questions about how obesity impacts a child’s […]

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Farmer’s Markets Encourage Houstonians to Buy & Eat Local

Posted on · Now that the weather is warming up, the City Hall Farmer’s Market is back open. As springtime approaches, we look at farmer’s markets in Greater Houston and efforts to encourage Houstonians to eat local. More: Why The Combination Of Lunch And Fresh Produce Is Working Out For Downtown Farmer’s Market

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Deaths in the Oil Field, Farmer’s Markets & Organ Donation: Houston Matters for Mon., Feb. 24, 2013

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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What Restaurants Is Houston Missing?

Posted on · Greater Houston has a varied and growing restaurant industry. There are few things we’re missing in Greater Houston, food-wise. And we have options for just about any budget. But amid so many options for our food dollar, how challenging is it to maintain a restaurant in Houston? We consider the restaurant scene in Houston from […]

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Running a Restaurant, Invasive Species & Alice in Wonderland Unscripted: Houston Matters for Tues., Feb. 18, 2014

Posted on · Greater Houston can lay claim to a lot – we have a thriving oil and gas industry, we’re a major player in health care, our population’s on the rise, we’re diverse, we’re young, we’re…stuck in traffic. We can also tout our varied and growing restaurant industry. There are few things we’re missing in Greater Houston, […]

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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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Houston: The Craft Beer Capital of Texas; And Talking Texas Wine

Posted on · Earlier this month, Mayor Annise Parker announced a new craft beer event coming to Houston this fall. And ‘DRAFT Magazine’ recently named a few Houston bars on its list of ‘America’s 100 Best Beer Bars‘. These are just some examples of how the craft beer industry is flourishing in Houston, and in Texas. Enthusiasts say […]

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Houston’s Beer & Wine Scene, Early Childhood Education & Switching From Opera to Jazz: Houston Matters for Thurs., Jan. 23, 2014

Posted on · We learned recently a new craft beer festival will debut in Houston this fall. And Draft Magazine recently named some Houston bars to its list of ‘America’s Hundred Best Beer Bars.’ And Wine Enthusiast Magazine recently named Texas Hill Country as a top wine travel destination for 2014. Today on Houston Matters, we’ll discuss the growing […]

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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 […]

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Is Houston an A-List City for Entertainment?

Posted on · On this edition of Houston Matters, we take up the notion of Houston as an “A-list” city, in terms of concerts and performing arts, the sports world, and among foodies. As a city “up there” with other major cities in those specific worlds. Do the top performers make a point of touring here? Do we […]

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Your Sleep Disorder Questions Answered

Posted on · On the road, at work, at school, at home, we, our friends, neighbors, co-workers, loved ones – average less than seven hours of sleep each weekday. That’s a lot of sleep-deprived Houstonians. And we’re not just tired, we’re inattentive, less productive, and it’s not good for us. We discuss how Houstonians sleep – we’ll share […]