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What’s the Proper Ethics for Houston’s Many Parent Bloggers?

Posted on · A blogging conference coming up later this year is inviting Houston's bloggers to discuss how to turn a blog from a hobby into a business. Organizers of Blog Elevated say last year's conference drew an overwhelming number of parent bloggers. These are moms and dads who chronicle their family life, share tips and advice, and […]

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Organization Combats Some 57 Hate Groups in Texas

Posted on · Yesterday, three people were fatally shot at two Jewish community centers near Kansas City. The suspect is due in court today to face murder charges. The Southern Poverty Law Center, which monitors hate groups, says Frazier Glenn Cross was once the grand dragon of the Carolina Knights of the Ku Klux Klan. Earlier this year, […]

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Is It Possible to Live Without a Car in Houston?

Posted on · Is it possible to live in Houston without a car? With the new car-sharing service Zipcar arriving in Houston, and the growth of ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft, we explore the challenges and benefits of living without a car in Houston. We talk with two residents who’ve been living car-free for a year or […]

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Living Without a Car in Houston & Parent Blogging: Houston Matters for Monday, April 14, 2014

Posted on · Is it possible to live in Houston without a car? With the new car-sharing service Zipcar arriving in Houston, and the growth of ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft, we explore the challenges and benefits of living without a car in Houston. We talk with two residents who’ve been living car-free for a year or […]

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Earth Day Houston: Small Changes Make a Big Impact

Posted on · Earth Day Houston takes place Saturday, April 12, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m at Discovery Green. The free event is a celebration of the environment and environmental education. The event focuses on the merits of mindful, sustainable living while educating and encouraging Houstonians to preserve, conserve and enhance our city and the Earth.

Good, Bad and Ugly

Teachers Cheating and The Astros Get a Zero Rating: The Good The Bad & The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · From recognition of online transparency from the Texas Comptroller’s office, to HISD’s findings in an investigation into cheating by teachers on high-stakes testing, to a recent Houston Astros’ TV broadcast garnering a 0.0 rating, we explore “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” of Houston news, with our rotating panel of “non-experts.” Joining us today: […]

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For Discipline, School Uses ‘Healing Circles’ Instead of Harsh Punishment

Posted on · A conference being held at the University of Houston tomorrow will focus on a program that educators say will keep more students in school. The program is called restorative justice, and it aims to resolve conflicts within the school by creating a dialogue between teachers and students. It’s meant to serve as an alternative to […]

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Restorative Justice and The Good the Bad & the Ugly of Houston News: Houston Matters for Friday, April 11, 2014

Posted on · A conference being held at the University of Houston tomorrow will focus on a program that educators say will keep more students in school. The program is called restorative justice, and it aims to resolve conflicts within the school by creating a dialogue between teachers and students. It’s meant to serve as an alternative to […]

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Builders Try to Cross Buffalo Bayou on ‘Anything That Floats’

Posted on · What if someone gave you some miscellaneous building materials and told you to make a water craft that could carry a person across Buffalo Bayou? Well, that’s exactly what competitors try to do at the Rice Design Alliance’s annual “Anything That Floats” competition. The event is Saturday, April 12, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. […]

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Protecting Your Pets from Ticks and Answers to All Your Pet Questions

Posted on · Once again, Houston Matters goes to the dogs...and cats. Today, we focus on a new tick season that is about to kick into high gear with the heat coming right around the corner. We also look at why many people feed their animals better food than themselves, but is it the right food? To help […]

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More Houstonians Are Beating Traffic By Working From Home

Posted on · Sometimes the traffic in Houston just makes you want to stay home from work. Some companies are making it easier for employees to do just that by offering the option to telecommute. We learn about telecommuting in Houston and welcome your questions for Veronica Baxter-Lamb, Transportation Program Coordinator for the Houston-Galveston Area Council's Commute Solutions […]

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Telecommuting, Pet Care, and Anything That Floats: Houston Matters for Thursday, April 10, 2014

Posted on · Sometimes the traffic in Houston just makes you want to stay home from work. Some companies are making it easier for employees to do just that by offering the option to telecommute. On this edition of Houston Matters, we learn about telecommuting in Houston and welcome your questions for Veronica Baxter-Lamb, Transportation Program Coordinator for […]

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Senior Center Teaches Everything from Organic Gardening to Smartphones

Posted on · Houston seniors are learning to grow their own organic food courtesy of the community gardening program at the Thomas A. Glazier Senior Education Center. It’s just one of nearly 200 educational and civic programs being offered at the center. The senior garden features raised beds so seniors of all levels of physical ability can participate.