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The Life and Times of George H.W. Bush: Thursday’s Show (November 12, 2015)

Posted on · In the development of his new biography Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush, author Jon Meacham conducted extensive interviews over a decade with the 41st President, his family, friends and colleagues, and was granted access to the former president’s audio diaries and First Lady Barbara Bush’s diary. The book, just out this week, […]

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What is a Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone and What Does it Do?

Posted on · Earlier this month, City Council voted to expand the Midtown Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone to cover the Museum District, The Menil Collection and the University of St. Thomas. Is that a good thing or a bad thing for the area? Well, to answer that question, you need to know what a Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone […]

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With Drainage Fee Vote Thrown Out, What Does that Mean for ReBuild Houston?

Posted on · A recent court ruling has placed in doubt the future of some of the funding related to Houston’s multi-billion dollar ReBuild Houston initiative, designed to address the city’s drainage and street repair needs. Judge Buddie Hahn last month ruled a ballot measure approved five years ago didn’t properly explain the nature and cost of ReBuild’s […]

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ReBuild’s Future, TIRZes, and Veterans’ Stories: Wednesday’s Show (November 11, 2015)

Posted on · A recent court ruling has placed in doubt the future of some of the funding related to Houston’s multi-billion dollar ReBuild Houston initiative, designed to address the city’s drainage and street repair needs. Judge Buddie Hahn last month ruled a ballot measure approved five years ago didn’t properly explain the nature and cost of ReBuild’s […]

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Book Examines Lady Bird Johnson’s Life, Role in Husband’s Political Career

Posted on · In her new book, Betty Boyd Caroli argues Lady Bird Johnson was crucial to President Johnson’s political success. We talk with Caroli, author of Lady Bird and Lyndon: The Hidden Story of a Marriage That Made a President.

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Houston Hacks and Lady Bird and Lyndon: Friday’s Show (November 6, 2015)

Posted on · We all have little tricks to make our lives in Houston easier. Maybe yours include avoiding crowds by shopping for groceries during a Texans game, or maybe you know a special shortcut around traffic. On this edition of Houston Matters, we share your Houston life hacks. We also hear examples from Viula Torgerson, who writes The […]