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Houston Chamber Choir Event Gives Young Voices A Chance to Be Heard

Posted on · For the last 15 years, the Houston Chamber Choir has been hosting a school choral evening. The idea being an opportunity to hear the future voices of the Chamber Choir itself, but also to give these kids another platform to sing to the general public. This year features Flos Cantuum from St. Theresa’s Catholic School […]

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Houston Home Sales, HISD Literacy Plans, & Reasons Not to Move to Austin? The Good, The Bad & The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · An all-time high in Houston home sales, modifying HISD’s literacy plans, and reasons not to move to Austin? It’s The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Houston news. Our panel of decided non-experts this week are: Kyrie O’Connor of the Houston Chronicle, Dianah Dulany of ComedySportz Houston, and Frederick J. Goodall, author of parenting blog MochaDad.com.

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How Prepared for Icy Weather is Greater Houston?

Posted on · Dozens of schools are closed today and transportation officials are warning motorists to stay off the roads after a mix of rain and below-freezing temperatures overnight brought on icy conditions for the Greater Houston area. We discuss how TX DOT prepared for the region’s winter storm and how emergency officials will be monitoring conditions throughout […]

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Icy Weather, The Good The Bad & The Ugly, & Young Choir Voices: Houston Matters for Fri., Jan. 24, 2014

Posted on · Dozens of schools are closed today and transportation officials are warning motorists to stay off the roads after a mix of rain and below-freezing temperatures overnight brought on icy conditions for the Greater Houston area. Today on Houston Matters, we’ll discuss how TX DOT prepared for the region’s winter storm and how emergency officials will […]

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Vocalist Discusses Her Transition from Opera to Jazz

Posted on · Jazz singer Danielle Reich grew up playing the piano and singing, and for a while performed with the Houston Grand Opera Chorus. But eventually she decided opera was too stressful but wanted to keep singing. So she starting taking lessons in jazz vocals at Houston Community College. But, as she tells Houston Matters’ Michael Hagerty, […]

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Conference Provides Resources for Houston Early Childhood Educators

Posted on · Every year the Harris County Department of Childhood Education hosts an event for early childhood educators in Houston. The idea is to provide a learning environment for teachers to come together to share teaching strategies and best practices and to socialize. This year, the conference will be held Saturday, Jan. 25, from 8:30 a.m. to […]

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Houston: The Craft Beer Capital of Texas; And Talking Texas Wine

Posted on · Earlier this month, Mayor Annise Parker announced a new craft beer event coming to Houston this fall. And ‘DRAFT Magazine’ recently named a few Houston bars on its list of ‘America’s 100 Best Beer Bars‘. These are just some examples of how the craft beer industry is flourishing in Houston, and in Texas. Enthusiasts say […]

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Houston’s Beer & Wine Scene, Early Childhood Education & Switching From Opera to Jazz: Houston Matters for Thurs., Jan. 23, 2014

Posted on · We learned recently a new craft beer festival will debut in Houston this fall. And Draft Magazine recently named some Houston bars to its list of ‘America’s Hundred Best Beer Bars.’ And Wine Enthusiast Magazine recently named Texas Hill Country as a top wine travel destination for 2014. Today on Houston Matters, we’ll discuss the growing […]

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Auschwitz Survivor Runs Into Prison Guard in Long-Forgotten Opera

Posted on · This month, the Houston Grand Opera will perform The Passenger. It’s an opera that takes place in the 1950s on a cruise ship where one woman, a former SS guard at Auschwitz, is convinced she recognizes a prisoner she thought had perished at the camp. The story switches between the present-day and flashbacks to the guard […]

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Are Driverless Cars in Houston’s Future?

Posted on · The folks at Google have been busy these days working on ways to re-think the modern car. A new alliance with several automakers is intended to help build out android operating systems in cars to improve navigation and other built-in electronic functions. But that’s small potatoes – near future thinking. Google’s also been lobbying in […]

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Documentary Series Aims to Texas’ Stories one Square Mile at a Time

Posted on · There are 268,820 square miles in Texas. One square mile might be populated by thousands. Another might have only a handful of mesquite trees. In either case, a new documentary series aims to tell the stories of those places one square mile at a time – as microcosms of Texas as a whole. Houston Matters’ […]