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New ‘Helmet’ Helps Stroke Patients

Posted on · We learn about research being conducted right here in Houston to improve the treatment of patients recovering from strokes – including an intriguing study involving the use of an ultrasound “helmet” which works in concert with drug therapy to help ischemic stroke patients. We’ll also learn about common warning signs of stroke.

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Stay Classy Houston: What’s Right and Wrong About Local News

Posted on · Last week, we explored the state of community papers in Houston. Today, we turn our attention to the major news media outlets in town, to consider the state of local news coverage in Greater Houston. We welcome your questions for George Haj, senior editor at the Houston Chronicle, Houston media blogger Mike McGuff, and former KTRH reporter and […]

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Houston Matters for Tues., Nov. 19, 2013

Posted on · Last week, we explored the state of community papers in Houston. Today, we turn our attention to the major news media outlets in town, to consider the state of local news coverage in Greater Houston. We’ll welcome your questions for George Haj, senior editor at the Houston Chronicle, Houston media blogger Mike McGuff, and former KTRH reporter and […]

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Houston Matters for Mon., Nov. 18, 2013

Posted on · Earlier this year, Forbes published its list of the 25 best places to retire – 25 U.S. cities that retirees might want to consider, based on factors ranging from cost of living to taxes to medical care, crime, weather and volunteer opportunities. And while three Texas cities made the cut – Austin, College Station and San Antonio – […]

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HISD Investigation and Expanding Free Press Summer Fest

Posted on · KUHF’s Laura Isensee joins us to share the latest developments in an ongoing investigation that has led to the reassignment of 20 elementary school teachers in the Houston Independent School District. Then: Free Press Houston editor Omar Afra wants to expand Free Press Summerfest to three days next year, from May 30th to June 1st. […]

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Is Houston Retirement-Friendly?

Posted on · Earlier this year, Forbes published its list of the 25 best places to retire – 25 U.S. cities that retirees might want to consider, based on factors ranging from cost of living to taxes to medical care, crime, weather and volunteer opportunities. And while three Texas cities made the cut – Austin, College Station and San Antonio – […]

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Who ARE These People? Meet the Characters at the Texas Renaissance Festival

Posted on · The Texas Renaissance Festival just northwest of Houston continues each weekend through Dec.1. At 55 acres, the period European-themed village is the nation’s largest Renaissance Festival. Houston Matters’ intern Michelle Iracheta spent a day at the festival last weekend and talked to a handful of the characters.

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Using Music, Pictures, and Words to Fight Hate in Houston

Posted on · This year both the Anti-Defamation League and the Houston Symphony are celebrating their 100th anniversaries. In celebration, the two organizations  teamed up Nov. 14 to provide a unique concert for the city of Houston. Houston Matters’ Conner Clifton has details on Houston in Concert Against Hate.

Good, Bad and Ugly

Case Keenum’s 3rd Ward Shout-Out, Houston’s Traffic, and the Hooters Coach: It’s The Good, The Bad and The Ugly in Houston News

Posted on · From a 3rd Ward shout out on Sunday Night Football, to unusual behavior from teachers and coaches, to pretending to be a different race to win an election, we explore the good, the bad, and the ugly in Houston news this week.

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Houston Matters for Fri., Nov. 15, 2013

Posted on · As Houstonians hit the road in a couple weeks to travel in and out of town, visiting family and friends over Thanksgiving, this seems like an excellent time to be reminded of some of the rules of the road on Houston’s highways and byways. It’s an especially good time to freshen up on what to do and […]