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Houston Matters for Fri., Nov. 8, 2013

Posted on · The Texans. Houston’s restaurant scene. Affordability. Diversity. The arts. Depending on your own opinion, these things aren’t getting enough attention here in Houston. Or…they’re receiving too much. On this edition of Houston Matters, we ask you: what’s overrated and underrated in Houston, and why? It can be anything! Sports, food, entertainment, museums – whatever you […]

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Texas Art Asylum: Resale Shop for Artists

Posted on · “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.” That old saying has been turned into a thriving business at the Texas Art Asylum. Owner’s Ramona Brady and Jennifer McCormick accept things that people don’t need, don’t want or have no use for anymore and sell them to local artists and crafters. They then turn their profits […]

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Answering Your Car Repair Questions

Posted on · We’ve talked a lot about the state of Houston’s roads on our show, but what about your car? What should you be doing now to prevent bigger-and more expensive-issues down the road? Do you have a burning question about something funky your car is doing? Today, two AAA technicians to answer your questions about your […]

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What Happens to Houston After Oil?

Posted on · Typical projections from the oil and gas industry suggest, thanks in large part to the burgeoning shale oil industry, the United States could become the world’s top oil producer in the next decade. But what if those projections are overstated? Is there a danger in Houston’s economy hinging so significantly on one industry? What should we […]

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Houston Matters for Thurs., Nov. 7, 2013

Posted on · Typical projections from the oil and gas industry suggest, thanks in large part to the burgeoning shale oil industry, the United States could become the world’s top oil producer in the next decade. But what if those projections are overstated? Is there a danger in Houston’s economy hinging so significantly on one industry? What should we […]

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Peter Hillary Talks Exploring, Connecting With & Conserving Nature

Posted on · In 1953, New Zealand explorer and mountaineer Sir Edmund Hillary and his Nepalese Sherpa partner Tenzing Norgay became the first climbers to reach the summit of Mount Everest. Nearly 40 years later – in 1990 – Hillary’s son Peter himself reached the summit, making Edmund and Peter Hillary the first father-son duo to conquer Mount […]

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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.