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Engines of Our Ingenuity 1440: Steam Engines in England

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 06:01:01 +0000

Episode: 1440 Steam engines in England during the 18th century.  Today, a look at steam engines in 18th-century England.  

Harris County Grand Jury Indicts Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity For Hazing

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 00:51:00 +0000

The University of Houston has suspended the fraternity from campus until 2023

Texas Medical Center CEO Says The Institution Is Committed To Growth And Innovation

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 00:46:11 +0000

William McKeon highlights initiatives regarding bio-design, regenerative medicine and genomics research

WATCH: Sandy Hook 5 Years Later: Activism, Charity Sustain Families

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 00:40:13 +0000

Thursday marks the five-year anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting

Texas Leads The Nation In Executions, But Its Death Row Population Is Dropping

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 00:27:46 +0000

Texas executed more people than any other state this year, but fewer new death sentences has led to a shrinking death row population

Shifting Demographics Complicate Culberson’s Reelection Hopes

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 00:15:23 +0000

Seven candidates have filed to run in the 2018 Democratic primary for Texas’ Congressional District 7, held by Republican Rep. John Culberson since 2001

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Studies Say Climate Change Likely Increased Chances For Harvey’s Heavy Rain

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 00:07:28 +0000

The research ties global temperature increases to better odds for Harvey's unprecedented rainfall

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WATCH: Metro Employee Saves People From Burning Car

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 23:53:24 +0000

A surveillance camera captured Leang "Terry" Ear 's heroic actions that helped save two car crash victims

Neighbors Speak Out Against Proposed Homeless Shelter At Metro Bus Facility

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 23:49:26 +0000

Metro’s board has voted to draft an agreement with the City of Houston that would allow for a temporary shelter. But not everyone is happy with the idea

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Fast Cash Home Buyers Benefiting From Harvey

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 23:43:34 +0000

Big State Home Buyers saw a spike in business as Houstonians whose homes were damaged have been looking to sell

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U.S. Rep. Farenthold Of Texas To Retire Amid Sexual Harassment Scandal

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 23:11:35 +0000

U.S. Rep. Blake Farenthold, R-Corpus Christi, announced Thursday he would retire from Congress after finishing his current term following new allegations that included former employees describing him as verbally abusive and sexually demeaning

NASA Announces Discovery Of Eighth Planet Circling System Explored By Kepler Telescope

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 23:11:13 +0000

The new planet is part of Kepler-90, a Sun-like star 2,545 light years from Earth

FCC Repeals ‘Net Neutrality’ Rules For Internet Providers

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 22:38:34 +0000

After a brief security evacuation, the agency voted to undo Obama-era regulations that prohibit cable and telecom companies from blocking access to websites and apps or influencing how fast they load

This Old House Crew Works To Help Harvey Victims Rebuild

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 21:06:37 +0000

Houston Matters producer Joshua Zinn went down to Eleanor Tinsley Park to meet up with the cast of Ask This Old House to discuss their work on homes affected by Harvey.

Remembering Former Houston City Council Member Peter Brown

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 21:04:44 +0000

Brown distinguished himself as an advocate for urban planning and pedestrians.

Author Resurrects The Lost Voices Of Texas Jailhouse Music

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 21:03:03 +0000

In her book, Texas Jailhouse Music, Caroline Gnagy tells the stories of musicians inside Texas prisons in the 1920s and 1930s.

What Would Repealing Net Neutrality Mean For Houston Internet Users?

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 21:02:31 +0000

The FCC is set for a controversial vote that would repeal net neutrality rules established by the Obama Administration in 2015.

UH Moment: Addressing HIV/AIDS Epidemic

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 15:00:00 +0000

“We are now on the forefront of preventing the disease but also getting people into much needed HIV care and keeping them there.”

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Full Show: Net Neutrality Vote, And Ask This Old House (Dec. 14, 2017)

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 12:00:40 +0000

On Wednesday's Houston Matters: We discuss the controversial vote that would repeal net neutrality. We learn about the forgotten musical performers of the Texas prison system. And the cast of Ask This Old House recently came to Houston to work on homes affected by Harvey.

Engines of Our Ingenuity 3152: Elisha Perkins

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 06:01:24 +0000

Episode: 3152 Elisha Perkins and Tractors.  Today, a cautionary tale.

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WATCH: How Does The GOP Tax Plan Affect You?

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 00:38:50 +0000

Republicans are poised to work out their differences on the tax overhaul bill, a major piece of legislation that could affect work, health care, education, charity and other facets of American life

3 Reasons Why California’s Fire Risk Won’t Dampen Anytime Soon

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 00:35:16 +0000

The Thomas Fire, the fifth largest wildfire in California history, is a harbinger of things to come in the West

Texas Governor Orders Investigation Into Youth Lockup Abuse

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 00:32:03 +0000

Abbott asking the Texas Rangers, the state's top law enforcement unit, follows increasing concern from lawmakers and calls by juvenile justice reform groups to close the state's five youth lockups

Apple Has Its Investment Shoes On This Week

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 00:27:11 +0000

The investment announced Wednesday is a huge lifeline for Finisar

Moody’s Warns Of Credit Impacts To Cities That Don’t Gear Up For Climate Change

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 00:23:43 +0000

The warning comes alongside new research that found human-caused global temperature increases made Harvey’s record rainfall more likely

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What To Know Ahead Of FCC Vote To Repeal Net Neutrality

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 00:12:55 +0000

The Federal Communications Commission is voting Thursday, Dec. 14 to undo Obama-era “net neutrality” rules that guaranteed equal access to the internet

Houston City Council Approves $425 Million FEMA Housing Aid Program

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 23:31:22 +0000

Brian McCasland, the city’s director of housing and community development, says home repair work should begin in mid-January

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A Day In The Life Of An Artist: Jeffrey Bean

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 23:18:18 +0000

The Alley Theatre actor describes a day filled with “A Christmas Carol,” two lovable dogs, doughnuts, and preparing to say goodbye to Houston – plus, a video of him putting on his Scrooge make-up

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WATCH: Hello Trees: An Interactive Installation At Discovery Green

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 22:52:28 +0000

The temporary installation is a "walking serenade" to the park's majestic live oaks

Special Ed Experts Raise More Questions About Controversial Data-Mining Company

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 22:45:11 +0000

Texas has already been scrutinized nationally for limiting special ed services

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Commissioner Bush Says Federal Bureaucracy Is Slowing Down Help For Harvey Victims

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 22:34:30 +0000

He testified before the Texas House Committee on Urban Affairs during a hearing held in Beaumont

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5 Takeaways From The Stunning Alabama Senate Election

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 21:35:53 +0000

A Democrat had not been elected to the Senate from Alabama in a quarter century. It happened Tuesday night. Here's what it all means

Flood Control, Weather Service Review Work During Harvey

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 21:07:52 +0000

He thinks too much focus was placed on the release of water at the Barker and Addick's reservoirs, and the San Jacinto River. Focus he believes should have been on the neighboring flood gates.

The House Without A Christmas Tree: New Holiday Opera Premieres At HGO

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 20:05:33 +0000

Composer Ricky Ian Gordon and librettist Royce Vavrek talk about their new Houston Grand Opera production: The House Without a Christmas Tree.

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West Houston Association Joins Call For Flood Mitigation Funding

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 20:03:17 +0000

We talk with members of the West Houston Association about what flood mitigation projects they'd like to see happen and where funding would come from.

Political Roundup: Doug Jones’ Upset Win In Alabama, And Texas Mid-Term Candidates

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 20:02:52 +0000

Our political experts discuss the latest national, state, and local political stories with an eye for how they might affect Houston and Texas.

TxDOT Is Assessing Damage After Another Houston Bridge Is Hit By A Truck

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 20:00:43 +0000

The latest incident happened early Wednesday at the Houston Avenue bridge over I-10

UPDATE: Subway Bombing Suspect Faces Charges From His Hospital Bed

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 19:36:08 +0000

The man accused of the New York subway bombing had listened to sermons of banned Islamic group Ansarullah Bangla Team, Bangladeshi investigators have stated

WATCH LIVE: Harris County Announces Lawsuit Because Of Opioid Epidemic

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 19:33:01 +0000

County Attorney Vince Ryan is suing drug manufacturers, distributors, doctors and a pharmacist

Meet The Grass That’s Eating Southeast Texas

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 19:16:59 +0000

Kleberg and King Ranch bluestems are conquering southeast Texas. In just a few years they can wipe out hundreds of acres of grassland