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New Mascots, Cracking Down on Hoarders, and Astros Prospect Called Up: The Good The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · New mascots have been named for four HISD schools; there’s a new city-wide effort to crack down on hoarders; a local state senator gets heated in a largely pointless debate; and a top Astros prospect finally got called up – we discuss The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of this week’s Houston news with […]

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Preventing Elder Abuse in Houston

Posted on · As the population ages – and of course with all those baby boomers nearing retirement that we always hear about – elder abuse has become a growing issue nationwide and here in the Greater Houston. But what exactly is elder abuse? It can be anything from literal physical abuse to cashing an incapacitated loved one’s […]

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Preventing Elder Abuse, The Good The Bad and The Ugly & Record Store Day: Houston Matters for Friday, April 18, 2014

Posted on · As the population ages – and of course with all those baby boomers nearing retirement that we always hear about – elder abuse has become a growing issue nationwide and here in the Greater Houston. But what exactly is elder abuse? It can be anything from literal physical abuse to cashing an incapacitated loved one’s […]

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A Long Walk Home: Writer Walks from Galveston to Marfa

Posted on · There are a lot of transplants in Houston as of late. And in general these days people don’t often tend to stay in one place for long. So the decision to settle down for good – and choosing where – can be a weighty one. Such was the case for Texas writer Joshua Edwards who took […]

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Houston is Home to Some of the World’s Largest Law Firms

Posted on · Houston is home to many legal firms that cover everything from criminal law, to the oil and gas industry. It’s also home to some of the largest law firms not just in the country — but in the world. Whether you come in contact with these firms or not, the work they do affects your […]

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What Are the Red Flags for Autism? And What Are Resources Available in Houston?

Posted on · Autism is the fastest growing developmental disability in the U.S, with one in every 68 children having the disorder. In 2012, Texas health officials reported almost 90-thousand children in the state have autism, and they estimate another 28-thousand Texas children will have it by 2017. We talk with a local mom about the challenges of having a child with autism. And […]

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Autism, Houston Law Firms & A Long Walk Home: Houston Matters for Thursday, April 17, 2014

Posted on · Autism is the fastest growing developmental disability in the U.S, with one in every 68 children having the disorder. In 2012, Texas health officials reported almost 90-thousand children in the state have autism, and they estimate another 28-thousand Texas children will have it by 2017. On today’s Houston Matters, we’ll talk with a local mom […]

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Novel Tells of Houston’s Forgotten Era as the ‘Magnolia City’

Posted on · We all know the stereotypes of Texas and Houston as places where everyone’s supposedly riding horses. But a new novel flies in the face of Houston’s cowboy myth by telling the historical fiction of a largely forgotten era of the city’s history — the roaring 1920s — when Houston was known as the Magnolia City. […]

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Project Aims to Help Citizens Better Communicate Urban Development Ideas to City Leaders

Posted on · We learn about the BMC Project from its executive director Andy Hirschfeld. The public policy start-up aims to help citizens better communicate to their respective city leaders their ideas for the urban environment  and development.

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Epilepsy Affects Thousands of Houstonians

Posted on · We hear plenty in the media about neurological disorders like MS, Parkinson’s and autism, but there’s a disorder that affects more than all three of those combined. And that’s epilepsy. Epilepsy is the fourth most common neurological disorder in the U.S. after migraines, strokes, and Alzheimer’s disease, according the Epilepsy Foundation. And, of course, there […]

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Houston’s Hot Weather: It’s Not All Bad…But Mostly

Posted on · Whether it’s felt like it or not the last couple days, hot weather is coming. The months-long ordeal that is Houston heat and humidity will be here soon. So how does the heat in Houston change our daily habits and routines? How do you cope with the heat? And are there any activities or chores […]

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Houston School District Reveals New Mascots To Replace Insensitive Names

Posted on · The Houston Independent School District Tuesday announced new mascots for four schools that previously had mascots with Native American or historically insensitive ties. News 88.7 education reporter Laura Isensee tells us what the new mascots will be and about the process that determined them.

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Houston Heat, Epilepsy & Magnolia City: Houston Matters for Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Posted on · The Houston Independent School District Tuesday announced new mascots for four schools that previously had mascots with Native American or historically insensitive ties. On today’s Houston Matters: News 88.7 education reporter Laura Isensee tells us what the new mascots will be and about the process that determined them. Then: Whether it’s felt like it or […]

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Is Big Texas Hair Still a Thing?

Posted on · The notion of “Texas hair” has always been one thing: It’s big. So much was the case that Former Texas Governor Ann Richards declared an official Texas Big Hair Day in 1993. But is Texas hair still a thing? We’ll discuss how the notion of Texas hair is changing. More: How to Do Big Hair (Texas […]