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Rita Moreno Defies Typecasting at Every Stage of Her Career

Posted on · Actress Rita Moreno will appear at the Houston Arts Alliance’s gala Thursday night. The celebrated actress, singer, and dancer is famous for a lot of things: among them, her role as Anita in West Side Story, her pioneering work in public television on The Electric Company, her appearances through the years on Sesame Street and […]

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Our Pediatrician Answers Your Questions

Posted on · We welcome your general children’s health questions for pediatrician Dr. Mfon Ekong. She’s an assistant professor of pediatrics at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. We welcome just about any question you may have about your child’s health and well-being. Think of it as […]

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Midwifery and Births, Children’s Health, and Rita Moreno: Houston Matters for Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Posted on · While the vast majority of Houston women give birth in hospitals, some choose to have their child in a birthing center, or even at home. According to the CDC, the number of home births is rising, though still just over one in a hundred choose to have their children outside of a hospital. When a […]

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Exhibit Aims to Help Us Get to Know ‘The Inner Marilyn’

Posted on · An exhibit opening this weekend contains many personal artifacts that belonged to Marilyn Monroe. “The Inner Marilyn” is part of a series of events running through June 10th at The Jung Center of Houston that explores the real woman behind the iconic sex symbol. Houston Matters’ Michael Hagerty has more.

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What Does the Ashby High-Rise Case Mean for Development in Houston?

Posted on · Last year, nearly two dozen residents near Rice Village sued to stop development of a 21 story residential tower. Jurors decided the so-called “Ashby High-Rise” would create a nuisance. Developers appealed, and now the case is before a Harris County judge. We discuss this seven-year-long battle between residents and developers, and how it represents what one of our […]

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What Renewable Energy Sources Should We Pursue Next?

Posted on · Each Tuesday of this month, Houston Matters has explored efforts here in Greater Houston to pursue alternative, renewable forms of energy. In previous weeks, we discussed solar energy, hydrogen, wind power, and biofuels. On this edition of the program, we ask what you’d prefer to see energy companies here in Texas pursue – whether traditional fossil fuels, like oil […]

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Alternative Energy Series Conclusion, Ashby High-Rise & The Inner Marilyn: Houston Matters for Tues., April 29, 2014

Posted on · Each Tuesday of this month, Houston Matters has explored efforts here in Greater Houston to pursue alternative, renewable forms of energy. In previous weeks, we discussed solar energy, hydrogen, wind power, and biofuels. On this edition of the program, we ask what you’d prefer to see energy companies here in Texas pursue – whether traditional […]

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Sports Monday: Rockets on the Brink of Elimination

Posted on · The Houston Rockets are on the brink of elimination in just the first round of the NBA playoffs. Sunday night, the Rockets fell in overtime 123-120 to the Portland Trailblazers. The Blazers now own a commanding 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven series. This is not what the Rockets had in mind when they brought in Dwight Howard to join […]

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Tom Rasberry Answers Your Pest Control Questions

Posted on · A while back, we explored the wonderful world of insects. That world is fascinating, but not always so wonderful. Especially when we’re talking about pests who invade your garden or home. Sometimes, you just need to eliminate such pests. We welcome your questions for a Houston area exterminator who noted an invasive species of ant from […]

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Why is Houston A Top Destination for the World’s Refugees?

Posted on · According to the Refugee Resettlement Program of Texas, last year the Lone Star state took in more than seven thousand refugees; more than two thousand found their way to Houston. Such refugees, persecuted in their homeland, have been given legal entrance to the United States. They come from homes they didn’t really want to leave, but […]

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Refugees, Rockets on the Brink, and Pest Control: Houston Matters for Monday, April 28, 2014

Posted on · According to the Refugee Resettlement Program of Texas, last year the Lone Star state took in more than seven thousand refugees; more than two thousand found their way to Houston. Such refugees, persecuted in their homeland, have been given legal entrance to the United States. They come from homes they didn’t really want to leave, […]