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Houston Matters for Friday, June 7, 2013

Posted on · Houston welcomes U.S. and Irish rugby teams to town this weekend, for a game that’s bound to be filled with scrums, knock-ons, mulligrubbers and falcons. Any idea what any of that means? Producer Edel Howlin visited with the Irish squad, and will share a little rugby 101 during today’s Houston Matters. Under the Voting Rights […]

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How to prepare for Hurricane Season

Posted on · Hurricane season starts June 1st. Are you prepared? We spoke with Patty Mancha, Deputy Director of External Affairs at FEMA Region 6 and Harris County Judge Ed Emmett about what you should know and how you should prepare in advance of hurricane season. Then, we talked about hurricanes, and all other things meteorological, with Frank Billingsley, […]

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Texas Legislature Restores Millions in Mental Health Funding

Posted on · The Texas Legislature is back in session. It’s a special session called by Governor Rick Perry, with a narrow focus in mind: to ratify temporary redistricting maps used in the 2012 elections. Minority groups want the legislature to use alternative maps. Hearings on the issue are underway now. With strong majorities in both chambers, Republicans […]

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Houston Matters for Friday, May 31, 2013

Posted on · Houstonians new and old need to prepare for hurricane season, which starts Saturday and continues through November. On Houston Matters, we discuss what you should know – and how you should prepare – in advance of the season, with Harris County Judge Ed Emmett, and FEMA’s Patty Mancha. Listeners also ask questions about hurricanes and other weather phenomena for […]

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Comicpalooza and Galacticon

Posted on · This weekend marks the 35th anniversary of the TV series Battlestar Galactica, and the 10th anniversary of the Battlestar Galactica Sci Fi Channel reboot series from Ronald D. Moore. Fans of the Galactica universe are descending on Houston this weekend to celebrate during GalactiCon III, a conference which is co-locating this year with ComicPalooza, the […]

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Employment and Education for Younger Veterans

Posted on · On Memorial Day weekend, we take the time to remember those who gave their lives while serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. It’s also a good time to consider the debt we owe to everyone who serves in uniform, and whether we do right by them when they return to civilian life. Among the bills […]

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Super Bowl Houston 2017, What’s the Real Financial Cost or Gain?

Posted on · The city of Houston learned this week that it will host the Super Bowl LI in early 2017, the first time in 13 years. In the lead-up to the announcement, there was a lot of talk about why it’s a good idea for the NFL to hold the Super Bowl here. There’s no doubt about […]

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Why Rita Repulsa from Mighty Morphin Power Rangers is Coming to Houston

Posted on · Hi all. I’m preparing a report for Friday’s Houston Matters, but just had to take a moment to share a brief clip with you. I just chatted with Barbara Goodson. The name may not ring a bell, but if you are of a certain age, you will probably recognize her voice. She’s performed the voice […]

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All Things LEGO in Houston

Posted on · The Texas LEGO KidsFest takes place in Houston this weekend at Reliant Stadium. It includes a LEGO model museum, a club and master builder academy, family competitions, and a huge map of the United States all made out of LEGOs. Houston Matters’ Edel Howlin introduces us to all things LEGO, all over the place.

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Hans Graf’s Final Farewell

Posted on · After final performances this weekend, Hans Graf steps down as music director of the Houston Symphony. Graf talks about highlights in his career at the Houston Symphony, and he talks about what’s in store for the symphony’s future.

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Commencement Speeches in Texas

Posted on · Commencement ceremonies take place at high schools and colleges across Texas this month. We’ll share advice offered to graduates from three commencement speakers with varied backgrounds, who participated in ceremonies last weekend: a lawmaker, an astrophysicist, and an actor. Congressman Flores at Texas A&M Neil deGrasse Tyson at Rice University Dennis Quaid at University of […]