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Freedom of Expression? Using Religious Messages During Public School Games

Posted on · Kountze, Texas is 90 minutes northeast of Houston. The town of just over two thousand people has been at the center of a court case over the last year that pits first Amendment arguments against each other. It all started with the cheerleading squad at Kountze Independent School District. They decided to make and display […]

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26th Annual Art Car Parade

Posted on · Saturday, 279 decorated vehicles will cruise along Allen Parkway in what organizers call the “largest celebration of art cars in the world.” Attendees of the annual Art Car Parade might see a fried chicken leg on a go-kart, Longhorns plastered on a front bumper, groovy cars, futuristic cars, a car with dozens of ping pong […]

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Houston Matters for Friday, May 10, 2013

Posted on · You don’t have to look hard to see what’s important in Kountze, Texas – the town of two thousand boasts schools honored through the years with exemplary status, and more than twenty active churches of various denominations. So, maybe it’s not a surprise this East Texas community not far from Houston is at the heart […]

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To Buy or Not To Buy a Home, We Asked the Experts

Posted on · As more and more new Houstonians arrive, many are contemplating whether or not to purchase a home. Interest rates are as low as they have ever been, and yet, for long-time renters who have never made that plunge into home buying, there is often an uneasy feeling that another shoe could drop, that depending on […]

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How Does Emotion Fuel Views in the Gun Debate?

Posted on · What’s your relationship with guns? If you own a gun, why do you own it? If you don’t, why don’t you? And how much of that decision is predicated on emotion? How about our ongoing conversation about gun rights and gun control – is it based in fact, or based in feeling? We talked to […]

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Houston Matters for Friday, May 3, 2013

Posted on · The National Rifle Association’s annual convention is under way here in Houston. Some 70,000 are expected to attend. After Newtown, some believed the country might be ready for a new conversation about guns. Instead, gun control and gun rights advocates seem more entrenched than ever. Today on Houston Matters, the gun debate and Houstonians’ thoughts […]

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Describing Houston in 6 Words

Posted on · What six words best describe Houston? We asked sources in KUHF’s Public Insight Network on six-word phrases that capture the essence of the Bayou City. Listen to what they had to say.

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KUHF Reporters Talk About the Issues they Cover in Houston

Posted on · The U.S. Census Bureau says the Houston metro area has seen greater population growth than any other U.S. metro area in the last decade. And last year, Harris County added more residents than any other U.S. county. We talked to KUHF reporters Gail DeLaughter, Dave Fehling, Carrie Feibel, Laura Isensee, and Andrew Schneider. Each covers an […]

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Mayor Annise Parker and Others Weigh in on the State of the City

Posted on · For 32 years, Rice University’s Kinder Institute Houston Area Survey has tracked the social and political landscape of Houston. This year’s survey is out, and it has some compelling things to say about Houstonians’ attitudes on issues ranging from immigration to gun control to same sex marriage and beyond. We spoke to the author of […]