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The Greater Houston Partnership on Houston’s Transportation and Jobs

Posted on · The Greater Houston Partnership held a forum earlier this month discussing the city’s transportation. We discuss the state of the city’s transportation infrastructure with Leonard D. Waterworth, Executive Director of Port of Houston Authority, and Bob Harvey, President and CEO of Greater Houston Partnership. Then, we talk with Patrick Jankowski, the Greater Houston Partnership’s Vice President […]

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Future Transportation & Jobs in Houston, The Lascaux Cave & Houston Sports: Houston Matters for Mon., Dec. 23, 2013

Posted on · Earlier this month, Houston transportation officials came together to talk about the challenges the city faces in 2014 and the years ahead. Those challenges include a potential projected population growth of more than 60 percent in Texas over the next 25 years. Officials say this forecast calls for more attention to the infrastructure of Houston’s […]

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We Try to Mention Every Holiday Event Possible…And Fail

Posted on · Every year there are too many holiday events to mention – from tree lightings to toy drives to musicals. And when you produce a daily radio show it’s easy for your email inbox to swell with suggested stories on holiday events this time of year. There’s just no way to mention them all – let […]

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New Light Rail, Payday Loans & Giant Chocolate Santa: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · Houston has a new light rail line opening. The city passed new restrictions on payday lending. And a local restaurant displays an enormous, 2.5-million calorie chocolate Santa statue. We examine The Good, The Bad & The Ugly of Houston news with our panel of decided non-experts: Frederick J. Goodall, author of parenting blog MochaDad.com; Lisa Falkenberg, columnist […]

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Health and Human Services Secy. Sebelius Visits Houston

Posted on · Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is in Houston today. Perhaps no other Obama administration official, save for President Obama himself, has been on the firing line more amid the troubled roll-out of the final phase of the Affordable Care Act. We have details on the Secretary’s visit, and on rules the Texas Department […]

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Sebelius Visits, Oil & Gas in 2014, Payday Loans, & Houston Holiday Events: Houston Matters for Fri., Dec. 20, 2013

Posted on · Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is in Houston today. Perhaps no other Obama administration official, save for President Obama himself, has been on the firing line more amid the troubled roll-out of the final phase of the Affordable Care Act. On today’s Houston Matters, we’ll have details on the Secretary’s visit, and on […]

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Holiday Shopping with Less Hustle & Bustle: Old Town Spring’s Home for the Holdiays

Posted on · The 33rd Annual Home for the Holidays event in Old Town Spring deems itself a “Texas-styled winter wonderland” with lights and shopping. The event runs through Dec. 21. Houston Public Media’s Ernie Manouse asked organizer Pam Golden how the event became what it is today. More: You can learn more about Home for the Holidays […]

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Church Uses Hubble Images for Stained Glass Windows

Posted on · We’ve all seen stained glass windows in churches, cathedrals and synagogues. They’re usually ornate, richly colored depictions of the saints or religious symbols. But one local congregation, St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Nassau Bay — which is just around the corner from NASA’s Johnson Space Center — took another route when it designed its new […]

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Houston: We Have Dengue Fever. Why Are New Diseases Showing Up in H-Town?

Posted on · Houston’s diversity and sheer size mean more people are coming in and out of the city from many different places. That means the city is seeing cases of diseases not typically seen here in the past — even tropical diseases once thought to be exclusive to urban areas of the poorest countries in Africa, Asia and […]

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Feeding Hungry Houstonians: Not Just a Holiday Issue

Posted on · While many of us will celebrate the holidays with elaborate spreads for family and friends, some Houstonians are going hungry this holiday season. City officials say many of those who are in need of food include poor, working families with young children. We discuss efforts to serve Houstonians now, and throughout the year with Agency […]

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Hunger in Houston, New Diseases, Celestial Windows and Old Town Spring: Houston Matters, for Thursday, December 19, 2013

Posted on · While many of us will celebrate the holidays with elaborate spreads for family and friends, some Houstonians are going hungry this holiday season. City officials say many of those who are in need of food include poor, working families with young children. On this edition of Houston Matters, we’ll discuss efforts to serve Houstonians now, […]

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Houston Greeters: A Unique Insight into Houston

Posted on · Many of you may have family and friends visiting from out of town over the next few weeks. If you can’t find the time to show them around the city yourself, there’s a group you can set them up with. It’s called Houston Greeters, a non-profit with dozens of volunteers ready to show off Houston’s […]