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Mexico: The Next Frontier for Fracking?

Posted on · The Mexican Congress is set to consider proposals in energy reform sometime this fall. These proposals would open up Mexico’s energy industry to outside investment and allow contracts between the Mexican government and private companies to share profits from the extraction of oil and gas throughout the country. Part of this conversation includes the development […]

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Election Wrap Up

Posted on · Voters approved a lot Tuesday. They said yes to Mayor Annise Parker, who won re-election. Harris County voters approved a proposed joint inmate processing center. Texans said yes to property tax breaks for veterans and their families, a State Water Implementation Fund, even expanded tax exemptions on aircraft parts. The one big thumbs-down? The Dome. […]

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Houston Matters for Wed., Nov. 6, 2013

Posted on · Voters approved a lot Tuesday. They said yes to Mayor Annise Parker, who won re-election. Harris County voters approved a proposed joint inmate processing center. Texans said yes to property tax breaks for veterans and their families, a State Water Implementation Fund, even expanded tax exemptions on aircraft parts. The one big thumbs-down? The Dome. Harris County […]

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Organizations Aim to Improve Houston’s Literacy

Posted on · With Houston’s diversity and large immigrant population, it’s no surprise that illiteracy is a problem here. We meet representatives from two organizations working to improve literacy for both children and adults in Houston: Kathryn Bauchelle is a Program Director for Literacy Advance of Houston, which focuses on adult literacy challenges; and Robin Reagler is the Executive […]

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What Should Priorities Be for Future Growth in Greater Houston?

Posted on · The Houston-Galveston Area Council has opened public comment on Our Great Region 2040, a draft plan of priorities for growth and change in the region over the next few decades. We discuss what’s in the plan, what should be in it, and what you think our priorities should be as greater Houston-Galveston grow and change.

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Houston Matters for Tues., Nov 5, 2013

Posted on · The Houston-Galveston Area Council forecasts our region’s population could grow from the more than 6 million people living here today, to close to 10 million by the year 2040. Will we be ready for this potential population growth? What will it mean for our health, housing, transportation, economy, and environment? On this edition of Houston […]

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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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Election Preview for Procrastinators

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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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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Houston Museum Celebrates Dίa de los Muertos

Posted on · Día de los Muertos, or “Day of the Dead,” is a traditional Mexican holiday celebrated around the world on November 2nd. Many local organizations are marking the holiday with special events, including the Lawndale Art Center in downtown Houston. Producer Maggie Martin stopped by to talk with Executive Director Christine West to learn more about […]