Houston Matters

What Can Be Done to Improve Houston’s Sidewalks?

Posted on · Montrose residents are petitioning the city to address that neighborhood’s deteriorating sidewalks. The Montrose Sidewalk Coalition says cracked sidewalks pose a danger – they’d like the city to offer a plan to the public to address the state of their sidewalks and ensure safety and access. There’s just one problem: according to city law, property owners – not the […]

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Sidewalks, Dogs and Cats, and Sports Monday: Houston Matters for Monday, July 21, 2014

Posted on · Montrose residents are petitioning the city to address that neighborhood’s deteriorating sidewalks. The Montrose Sidewalk Coalition says cracked sidewalks pose a danger – they’d like the city to offer a plan to the public to address the state of their sidewalks and ensure safety and access. There’s just one problem: according to city law, property […]

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Linklater: Making ‘Boyhood’ Over a 12-Year Span Was a Leap of Faith

Posted on · Writer/director Richard Linklater’s new film Boyhood is now in theatres, just a mere 12 years since the Houston native first began shooting it. The famed director of Dazed and Confused, Bernie, Waking Life, the Before series and School of Rock decided to engage in a long-term experiment of sorts: make a narrative film about growing […]

Good, Bad and Ugly

Affirmative Action, Confederate License Plates & Gov. Perry’s Boots: The Good The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · From an appeals court ruling in favor of the University of Texas in an affirmative action lawsuit, to a ruling that favored a group wanting Texas to issue license plates that depict the Confederate flag, to Gov. Perry trading in his cowboy boots for more comfortable shoes: it’s The Good The Bad and The Ugly of […]

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Working the Night Shift in Houston

Posted on · When most of us think about our lives and times here in Houston, we’re thinking about working or going to school during the day, then caring for, shuttling around, or – ideally –simply spending time with loved ones while we decompress in the evening. Then, we typically sleep through the night before we do it all again the next day. […]

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The Night Shift & Richard Linklater: Houston Matters for July 18, 2014

Posted on · When most of us think about our lives and times here in Houston, we’re thinking about working or going to school during the day, then caring for, shuttling around, or – ideally –simply spending time with loved ones while we decompress in the evening. Then, we typically sleep through the night before we do it all again the next day. […]

Arts InSight

Lawndale’s Annual ‘Big Show’ Gives Houston Artists A Chance to Be Seen

Posted on · Each year, Lawndale Art Center invites artists living within a hundred mile radius of Houston to submit their art work for its annual juried exhibition called “The Big Show.” Houston Public Media’s Ernie Manouse asks Lawndale Executive Director Christine West why an “open call” show like this is so important to Houston and its art […]

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Behind the Scenes at the Houston World Series of Dog Shows

Posted on · The Houston World Series of Dog Shows is underway and continues through the weekend at NRG Park. It’s the 37th year for the five-day event, which brings our canine friends together from all over the country to compete in events ranging from breed judging and grooming to agility, obedience, Frisbee freestyle, and – of course – […]

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Think Your Job is Stressful? Try Being a Middle School Teacher

Posted on · This month, NPR has been examining stress – at work, at home, its impact on health and wellness, and more. It’s a topic that Houston-based researchers have been examining in various ways in recent years. One such study examines how stress affects middle school teachers in Houston. We learn more.

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Ike Dike, Middle School Stress, Dog Show, & Open Call Art: Houston Matters for Thursday, July 17, 2014

Posted on · It’s by no means a new idea. But the recently formed Bay Area Coastal Protection Alliance is trying to move the coastal barrier idea forward. On this edition of Houston Matters, we’ll find out why, and hear the case for what is popularly-known as the “Ike Dike” to protect Galveston Bay communities from storm surge […]