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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Houston’s News

Posted on · Forbes magazine piles on the Houston accolades, Oprah Winfrey steps into the Houston/Dallas rivalry, and the Astros close in on a dubious milestone. We turn to our panel of Houstonian non-experts to sort out the good, bad, and ugly in Greater Houston news of recent weeks. Our Good, Bad and Ugly panel was comprised of John […]

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Remembering Five Years Since Hurricane Ike

Posted on · Five years ago today the most costly hurricane in Texas history made landfall. Ike came ashore in Galveston on September 13th, 2008, as a Category Two hurricane. Ike brought with it sustained winds of up to 110 miles per hour, and a 22 foot storm surge. It was blamed for more than a hundred deaths in […]

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Houston Matters for Friday, September 13, 2013

Posted on · Five years ago today the most costly hurricane in Texas history made landfall. Ike came ashore in Galveston on September 13th, 2008. The Category Two hurricane brought with it sustained winds of up to 110 miles per hour, and a 22 foot storm surge. Ike was blamed for more than a hundred deaths in the […]

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Navigating Health Care Options for the Affordable Care Act in Houston

Posted on · We continue our weekly series of conversations designed to help prepare you for the rollout of the final phase of the Affordable Care Act, in which uninsured Americans can seek out health care benefits through a “marketplace.” Today, we learned about resources available to help you navigate that marketplace. KUHF’s Health and Science reporter Carrie […]

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The Growing Trend of Food Trucks in Houston

Posted on · The food truck scene isn’t just a passing fad. Food trucks are expanding, some even adding brick-and-mortar locations, including Bernie’s Burger Bus and Good Dog Houston. Why are they growing? What do traditional restaurateurs think of them – are they competition? What challenges/obstacles do they face? Craig Cohen spoke with author of Houston’s Top 100 […]

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Stolen Aboriginal Art in Houston, Won’t Stop the Show from Going on…

Posted on · Australian Aboriginal paintings from the Desert Dreamings exhibition were stolen from the porch of the Booker-Lowe Gallery (a postal worker left them there when the gallery was closed). But the show is going on anyways says owner and Texas’ Australian Consul Nana Booker. Artists in Australia are rushing to send more, and the exhibit will […]

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Houston Matters for Thursday, September 12, 2013

Posted on · Food trucks continue to grow in popularity in Houston. Some food truck operators have been so successful, they’ve opened up more trucks, or their own bricks-and-mortar restaurant. But there are also questions about whether efforts to change the rules that apply to food trucks could threaten traditional restaurants, creating unfair competition. Others raise health concerns, about the […]

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Houstonians Weigh In On Syria

Posted on · President Obama addressed the nation on Tuesday night, Sept. 10, to again make his case for targeted military action in response to last month’s deadly chemical attack in Syria, which killed more than a thousand people, including hundreds of children. The President described how, without a response, the Assad government, and other tyrants will commit […]

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EMILYs List President on Women in Politics in Texas and Across the Nation

Posted on · Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine is one of 20 women currently in office in the US Senate, a body that along with the House of Representatives, has suffered through historically low approval ratings in recent years.Some see hope for a more effective future Congress simply by electing more women to it. They point to […]

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9-11 is Remembered in Houston at Interfaith Memorial

Posted on · The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community of Greater Houston will be holding an interfaith prayer service tonight, Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013 on “Sanctity of Life” as part of their annual Muslims for Life blood drive campaign in honor of the victims of 9/11. This event will serve as both a memorial to the fallen, as well as […]

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UH’s Guy V. Lewis Finally Inducted into the Hall of Fame

Posted on · This past weekend, Guy V. Lewis, the longtime head coach of the University of Houston Cougars basketball team, was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. To tell us about Lewis and his legacy in Houston basketball, Craig Cohen spoke with the University of Houston’s head basketball coach James Dickey. Induction Speech for […]

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Houston Matters for Wed., Sept. 11, 2013

Posted on · On this edition of Houston Matters, we offer Houstonians an opportunity to share thoughts about a possible U.S. response in Syria. We also learn more about the situation there, and why it’s important to us here in Houston, as we talk with Edward Djerejian, former U.S. Ambassador to both Syria and Israel, and founding director of the […]

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Houston Texans Season Preview

Posted on · Are you ready for some football? The Houston Texans are, and their first regular season game will be nationally televised – it’s the first Monday Night Football game of the regular season, in San Diego against the Chargers. The Texans enter the season with high expectations. They’ve made the playoffs the last two years. The […]