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Replays of Old Horse Races Are No Longer Allowed — So What’s Next for Texas Racetracks?

Posted on · Back in September (Sept. 11, 2015), we talked with Houston Chronicle reporter Brian Rosenthal about something called “historical racing.” It’s a practice at Texas racetracks where old horse races are replayed on a screen with no identifying traits that would allow you to recognize the race, the horse or the outcome. It allows players to bet on a simulation […]

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No Historical Racing: Friday’s Show (March 4, 2016)

Posted on · Back in September (Sept. 11, 2015), we discussed the concept of  “historical racing.” It’s a practice at Texas racetracks where old horse races are replayed on a screen with no identifying traits that would allow you to recognize the race, the horse or the outcome. It allows players to bet on a simulation of a real race […]

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Breaking Down Houston-Area Races on Super Tuesday

Posted on · We recap and analyze Super Tuesday primary election results in the presidential race and discuss some Texas down-ballot races, including congressional and state legislative seats. We talk with Brandon Rottinghaus, associate professor of political science at the University of Houston.

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Super Tuesday Analysis and Cheap Eats: Wednesday’s Show (March 2, 2016)

Posted on · We recap and analyze Super Tuesday primary election results in the presidential race and discuss some Texas down-ballot races, including congressional and state legislative seats, on this edition of Houston Matters. We talk with Brandon Rottinghaus, associate professor of political science at the University of Houston. Outdated Racial Categories Also this hour: schools, surveys and […]

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Famous ‘Oops’ Moments of Campaigns Past

Posted on · On this Super Tuesday and Texas primary election day, we recall some of the worst mistakes politicians have made while running for high profile offices. Many political campaigns make missteps on their way to primary or general elections. In recent days, the Ted Cruz campaign pulled a campaign ad which happened to feature an actress who […]

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Grier Exit Interview and “Oops” Moments in Politics: Tuesday’s Show (March 1, 2016)

Posted on · On Monday (Feb. 29, 2016), Terry Grier completed his final day as superintendent of the Houston Independent School District. He announced last September that he would resign before his contract his is up in June. Deputy Superintendent and Chief Financial Officer Ken Huewitt has been named the district’s interim superintendent. After nearly seven years at the […]