Good, Bad and Ugly

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Posted on · A lot can happen in a week. We explore the good, bad, and ugly news in, around, and effecting Houston, with our panel. Topics like the second Special Session: Governor Perry's decision not to seek another term; the Houston Rockets signing Dwight Howard; a new planned theme park from the Astroworld GM, Khalid Sheik Mohammed […]

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Houston’s Homeless

Posted on · Last month, the Coalition for the Homeless released its most recent figures in a "boots on the ground" homeless count. The Coalition is made up of a number of organizations, and they traveled around Houston making their best effort to identify as many homeless people as they could. The results would seem to suggest the […]

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Houston Matters for Friday, July 12, 2013

Posted on · A lot can happen in a week here in Texas. In politics, Governor Perry’s announced he will not seek another term in office. In a second special session, the Texas House has passed a bill limiting abortion. Here in Houston, we await the official arrival of NBA star Dwight Howard, as the newest Houston Rocket. […]

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Houston’s Company OnStage Seeks Future Beyond Westbury Square

Posted on · There are dozens of community, semi-pro, and professional theatre companies in Greater Houston. For more than 30 years, Company OnStage has been among them, operating out of its longtime home in Southwest Houston's Westbury Square. But as KUHF business reporter and Company OnSrage actor Andrew Schneider tells us, the future of the company – and […]

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Grilling in Houston

Posted on · Since July 4th fell on a Thursday this year, a lot of people are making it a 4 day weekend. And a big part of that experience for you and yours may be a barbecue this weekend. We'll get some tips on grilling, and welcome your suggestions for the best food to grill, and how […]

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How Immigration Reform Could Impact Houston

Posted on · Last week, the U.S. Senate passed an immigration reform bill that would both ramp up security along the U.S. border with Mexico, and pave the way towards citizenship for millions of people already living here illegally. We'll discuss the political and cultural implications of such proposed legislation, and what it means, in particular, for Houstonians.

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Destination Houston – Storytelling Sessions: Anthony Domenech

Posted on · As part of our series of stories from Houstonians talking about how their families came to America, we hear from Anthony Domenech, whose grandparents came to the U.S. in the late 1940s. He discusses how his parents met and fell in love amid challenging conditions in the South Bronx in New York.  

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Houston Matters for Friday, July 5, 2013

Posted on · Throughout this Independence Day weekend edition of Houston Matters, we'll introduce you to Houston-area residents who tell their families' immigration stories. We’ll meet Azael Resendiz, who immigrated to the United States from Mexico back in the mid-1990s, when he was just 10 years old. We’ll hear from Maria Honey, whose family came to the U.S. […]

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Wal-Mart’s Warhol Comes to Houston

Posted on · This week, artist Brendan O'Connell presented some "live painting" at a pair of Houston-area Walmarts. Why? Well, it's just kind of his thing – he's interested in exploring the consumer experience through fine art. Houston Matters' Conner Clifton caught up with him at one of the Walmarts and spoke with passersby as well.

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What Would You Pay for a Galveston Castle Built in 1892?

Posted on · There's an old adage – a man's home is his castle. And in some rare instances, some men's homes really are castles. Take a beloved landmark a short drive south of Houston in Galveston, Texas. It's called "The Bishop's Palace," and it's a Victorian castle, built by lawyer and Colonel Walter Gresham in the 1880s. […]

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One Way to Celebrate Fourth of July in Houston

Posted on · It’s crunch time for the planners of “Freedom Over Texas,” the city of Houston’s July 4th celebration. This year’s festivities include performances from Sheryl Crow and Martina McBride, along with a bevy of Houston-area performers. Here’s a preview.