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More Houstonian Pet Peeves, Dogs and Cats, and Sports Monday: Houston Matters for Monday, June 16, 2014

Posted on · Every few months or so, we like to give you the opportunity to vent. It could be something about Houston, like the traffic or the weather. It could be something about your life. It could be something you just wished was a little bit different. It’s your pet peeve, that one thing that sticks in your […]

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Uber & Lyft, Comparing Homosexuality to Alcoholism & Hidden Cash: The Good The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · A vote is delayed on the fates of transportation services Uber and Lyft; Gov. Perry compares homosexuality to alcoholism; and more teenagers are getting summer jobs: It’s The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Houston news. This week’s panel of non-experts is comprised of: Wayne Ashley of the Texas Leftist; comedian Ty Mahany; and […]

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The Challenges of Making a Career in the Arts in Houston

Posted on · According to the Greater Houston Visitors Bureau, the city’s nonprofit arts organizations support over 14,000 full-time jobs a year. Still, there are thousands of artists in Houston who can’t sustain themselves solely on their creative careers. They take on other jobs-from teaching to bartending-to make ends meet. We talk with three Houston artists about how […]

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Pursuing Creative Careers, The Good the Bad and the Ugly, and Music Education: Houston Matters for Friday, June 13, 2014

Posted on · As we embark on our careers, we often receive conflicting advice: Pursue your passions, but have something to fall back on. Follow your dreams, but make sure you can pay the bills. Do what makes you happy, but you may have to sacrifice that happiness when it’s practical. Some career paths can lead to those […]

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The Beer Drinker’s Guide to God: Priest Incorporates Alcohol into Devotion

Posted on · You may not have heard of Episcopalian priest Father William “Bill” Miller, but he grew up close to The Heights, in Garden Oaks. Recently he released his second book, “The Beer Drinker’s Guide to God: The Whole and Holy Truth About Lager, Loving, and Living.” For a priest to choose a topic like God and […]

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Teen Invents High-Tech Water Filter Using Nanotechnology

Posted on · We learn about Perry Alagappan, a 17-year-old junior at Clear Lake High School, who recently won the Best of Category Award in Environmental Sciences at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF). Alagappan’s project: he invented a filter that uses carbon nanotubes to remove toxic metals from water.

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Teaching Actors to Perform Accents

Posted on · We all continually hear how diverse Greater Houston is, and that means hearing a great number of different accents and dialects. But re-creating the voices that we hear throughout Houston – that’s a bit tougher. And that’s the job of Jim Johnson, Director of the School of Theatre and Dance in the College of Liberal Arts […]

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Children Crossing the Border Alone Face Numerous Challenges

Posted on · Last week the Obama Administration created a program to provide young children crossing the border without their parents with lawyers to help them navigate their way through immigration court. Obtaining adequate legal representation isn’t the only challenge children caught crossing the border illegally face. In a series of investigative reports, the Houston Chronicle has documented […]

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Unaccompanied Minors Crossing the Border: Houston Matters for Thursday, June 12, 2014

Posted on · Vast numbers of often unaccompanied young children continue to cross into south Texas from Mexico. The White House says they’re fleeing violence in Central America. That’s why the Obama administration has begun to provide these minors seeking asylum with lawyers to assist them as they navigate our immigration courts. It’s not common practice for those […]