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Murals on Storage Tanks Depict Images of Texas Independence

Posted on · We learn about two large murals on the sides of Shell storage tanks near Beltway 8 along Hwy 225. The murals depict scenes from the Battle of San Jacinto. Each mural measures forty feet by 140 feet. The artwork was created by Native Sun Productions, a media company based in San Antonio and Valparaiso, Ind.

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Obamacare Odysseys: How Having Insurance Isn’t the Same as Getting Care

Posted on · Because of the Affordable Care Act, some Houstonians are getting health insurance either for the first time or for the first time in a long time. But that doesn’t mean they’re actually getting timely healthcare. In her series,  “Obamacare Odysseys,” Houston Public Media health and science reporter Carrie Feibel explains why. We talk with her and hear excerpts […]

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What You Should Know Before Signing an Apartment Lease

Posted on · New Houstonians and renters whose leases are up in the fall may be apartment hunting these days. While demand is consistently high here, there are lots of apartment developments to explore. The real challenge – finding an apartment with the amenities you want, at the price you want, in the location you want, when you […]

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Apartments, ‘Obamacare Odysseys’ & Archery: Houston Matters for July 22, 2014

Posted on · New Houstonians and renters whose leases are up in the fall may be apartment hunting these days. While demand is consistently high here, there are lots of apartment developments to explore. The real challenge – finding an apartment with the amenities you want, at the price you want, in the location you want, when you […]

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Astros Fail to Sign Top Draft Picks — What Does It Mean for the Team’s Future?

Posted on · The Houston Astros returned to action this weekend after the All-Star break and were able to avoid a three-game sweep in Chicago by beating the White Sox yesterday 11-7. But – as we’re growing accustomed to – the biggest news surrounding the ‘Stros happened off the field. They failed to sign number one overall draft […]

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Houston and Texas As Literary Inspiration

Posted on · Poet Ange Mlinko acknowledges that the east coast is the epicenter of the American literary world. However, the author and professor at the University of Houston’s esteemed Graduate Program in Creative Writing says Texas and Houston are fertile ground for literary inspiration. The Lone Star State and the Bayou City have inspired some of Mlinko’s work. […]

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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 […]

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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. […]