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Latest Designs Hit Runway for Fashion Houston

Posted on · Fashion Houston starts up tonight at the Wortham Center in Downtown Houston. The fashion event will feature collections from national designers, as well as some local talent here in Houston. Producer Maggie Martin visited the Wortham Center to speak with Fashion Houston designer Jared Lang.

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State of Community Newspapers in Houston

Posted on · We’ve heard about the woes facing publishing – notable newspapers have shifted to online services, reducing or eliminating their print editions. Long-standing magazines have ceased publication. But as major papers and magazines scale back or disappear, how are Houston’s local community papers doing? Are they picking up the slack? Expanding? Surviving? On this edition of […]

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Houston Matters for Tues., Nov. 12, 2013

Posted on · We’ve heard about the woes facing publishing – notable newspapers have shifted to online services, reducing or eliminating their print editions. Long-standing magazines have ceased publication. But as major papers and magazines scale back or disappear, how are Houston’s local community papers doing? Are they picking up the slack? Expanding? Surviving? On this edition of […]

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Sports Monday: Texans Lose 7th Straight

Posted on · The Houston Texans lost their seventh straight game Sunday, falling to the Arizona Cardinals 27-24. We’ll talk about where the team goes from here. We’ll also update you on the Dynamo’s playoff draw against Sporting Kansas City on Saturday, we’ll assess the Rockets season seven games in, and we’ll discuss whether Johnny Football might repeat as […]

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Houston Public Media GM Lisa Shumate Explains Moves at Classical 91.7 KUHA and Creation of New Arts and Culture Team

Posted on · Last week, Houston Public Media announced the formation of an arts and culture team, while at the same time making public the elimination of eight full time positions, including four on-air hosts on Classical 91.7, KUHA. Houston Matters host Craig Cohen talks with Houston Public Media Executive Director and General Manager Lisa Shumate about the […]

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Houston Matters for Mon., Nov. 11, 2013

Posted on · Ah, applying to college. The SATs and ACTs, the application forms, the essays, the waiting…and waiting…and waiting. On this edition of Houston Matters, we learn what Houston’s high schoolers and parents need to know about how to get into college, from a Houston-based university admissions officer, and a Greater Houston-based college consultant, who helps students find, […]

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Chamber Choir Presents Music To Commemorate JFK Assassination

Posted on · As we near the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination, the Houston Chamber Choir will perform Requiem for a President at Christ Church Cathedral in downtown Houston. The Chamber Choir’s Artistic Director Robert Simpson spoke with Houston Matters’ Edel Howlin about the music they chose to honor President Kennedy’s memory. Event Info: What: Requiem for […]

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Aerospace Games Help Families in Need

Posted on · The Bay Area-Houston Habitat for Humanity will host its annual Aerospace Games this Saturday, November 9, at Countryside Park. Teams will compete in several outdoor events, including sand volleyball, kickball and Tug-of-War. The company team who wins will earn the right to raise the walls on the Aerospace Build home. The build starts this month […]

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Barista Champions, Dwight Howard’s Imaginary Playlist, and Blockbuster’s Farewell: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · From competitive coffee service to Dwight Howard’s infinite (and imaginary) playlist, to the demise of area video stores, we separate The Good, the Bad, and The Ugly in Houston news this week, with our panel of non-experts. Today, Houston news oddities are parsed by Chronicle columnist Lisa Falkenberg, Texas Leftist blogger Wayne Ashley, and Off the Kuff political blogger Charles Kuffner.

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What’s Overrated & Underrated About Greater Houston?

Posted on · The Texans. Houston’s restaurant scene. Affordability. Diversity. The arts. Depending on your own opinion, these things aren’t getting enough attention here in Houston. Or…they’re receiving too much. On this edition of Houston Matters, we ask you: what’s overrated and underrated in Houston, and why? It can be anything! Sports, food, entertainment, museums – whatever you […]