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Sports Monday: Kubiak Update & Rockets Season Underway

Posted on · Houston Texans Coach Gary Kubiak collapsed Sunday night during the team’s 27-24 home loss to the Indianapolis Colts. We’ll update you on his condition. Plus the NBA season is underway. We’ll see how the Dwight Howard era is going so far. And the Dynamo are having some playoff magic. We talk with CultureMap Houston columnist […]

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Houston Matters for Mon., Nov. 4, 2013

Posted on · It’s okay. You can admit it. You just now realized there’s an election tomorrow, and, well, you haven’t really been paying attention. Yeah, there have been the requisite ads on TV and the radio – you’ve been tuning them out. Look, we get it. You’ve been busy. And frankly, those political ads can wear you […]

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Critical Mass Bike Ride

Posted on · Another Critical Mass bike ride is planned for this Friday night. We talk with organizers, and consider both the goals of – and concerns raised by – these occasional mass bike rides. The movement was originally founded in San Francisco to draw attention to how unfriendly that city’s streets were to cyclists. Here in Houston, […]

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Houston Matters for Mon., Oct. 21, 2013

Posted on · On this edition of Houston Matters, we welcome your questions for Houston Mayor Annise Parker. Last Monday, Houston Matters profiled all nine of the candidates on the ballot for mayor of Houston. Just two – incumbent Mayor Parker and challenger Ben Hall – have polled above single digits, so over the next two Mondays, we […]

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Did Texans Fans Go Too Far Booing Shaub’s Injury?

Posted on · The St. Louis Rams handed the Houston Texans their fourth straight loss yesterday. To add injury to insult, quarterback Matt Schaub suffered an ankle injury, and this time, it was his replacement T.J. Yates who threw a pick 6, as the Rams embarrassed the Texans 38-13. We’ll recap the game, and discuss reactions to some […]

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Houston Matters for Mon., Oct. 14, 2013

Posted on · You may well know the name of Houston’s mayor. You may know the name of one of the candidates running against her in next month’s election. But odds are very good you don’t know all nine. Yes – you read that right – there are nine people on the ballot running for mayor. And we […]

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Concussions in Youth Sports

Posted on · A new Frontline documentary exploring the NFL’s concussion crisis premieres Tuesday night. League of Denial examines the impact concussion-related brain disease has had on former players, and what the National Football League is – or is not – doing about it. As we learn more about concussions and their effects, more parents are choosing not […]

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Houston Matters for Tues., Oct. 8, 2013

Posted on · A new Frontline documentary exploring the NFL’s concussion crisis premieres Tuesday night. League of Denial examines the impact concussion-related brain disease has had on former players, and what the National Football League is – or is not – doing about it. As we learn more about concussions and their effects, more parents are choosing not […]

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Houston Matters for Mon., Oct. 7, 2013

Posted on · Heart disease is the number one cause of death in the nation, and Houston is no exception. According to the American Heart Association, nearly 28 percent of deaths in the Houston area are related to cardiovascular disease. We talk with some area cardiologists about new research on heart disease and what you can do to […]

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Time for Texans Fans to Panic?

Posted on · After a painful overtime loss to the Seahawks, the Texans are now a disappointing 2-2. Is it time for Texans fans to panic…more? Is it time to give up on quarterback Matt Shaub…for real this time? We discuss that, the merciful end of another 100-plus loss season for the Astros, and all the week’s sports […]

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Houston Matters for Monday, Sept. 30, 2013

Posted on · In the latest KUHF-KHOU 11 News Election Poll, more than 88 percent of respondents said the state of Texas should pass a law banning texting while driving. And no wonder – texting and other activities on smart phones are becoming more and more a part of our lives. Houstonians text, e-mail and IM during meetings, […]

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Is Houston a Cyclists Friend?

Posted on · Cycling is increasing in Houston, but are we a cycling-friendly city? What’s being done to that end? What are the challenges cyclists face here? What’s bike etiquette for cyclists? For drivers? What would it take for you to cycle more? We spoke with the organizers of Cherryhurst Bikes, a local event that is trying to […]