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Engines of Our Ingenuity 1414: Advertisments in 1869

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 05:01:45 +0000

Episode: 1414 Viewing America through advertisements in Appleton’s magazine, 1869.  Today, advertisements just after the Civil War.

Olympic Gymnast McKayla Maroney Says She Was Molested For Years By Team Doctor

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 23:54:26 +0000

The gold medalist says Dr. Larry Nassar claimed he was giving her "medically necessary treatment." She says the abuse began on a team trip when she was 13 years old.

Kelly Denounces Congresswoman’s Public Account Of Trump’s Call With Widow

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 23:39:29 +0000

"I just thought the selfless devotion that brings a man or woman to die on the battlefield ... might be sacred," said chief of staff John Kelly, a retired general whose son died in combat

California Fires Cause $1B In Damages, Burn 7,000 Buildings

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 23:32:45 +0000

California Gov. Jerry Brown late Wednesday issued an executive order to speed up recovery efforts as fire authorities say they’ve stopped the progress of wildfires

1 In 3 Texans Experience Domestic Violence

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 23:17:58 +0000

A new statewide report from the Texas Council on Family Violence shows that Bexar County is one of the top five counties with the highest number of domestic violence deaths in the state

Cornyn: Trump Assured Me More Harvey Aid For Texas Coming In November

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 23:08:02 +0000

Many Texas officials were disappointed with the details of a disaster aid bill currently moving through Congress. Rather than changing the bill in the Senate, U.S. Sen. John Cornyn said a follow-up bill in November will do more for the state

The 30th Anniversary Of Black Monday: A Day That Made Wall Street Quake

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 22:19:03 +0000

On Oct. 19, 1987, Wall Street had its single worst trading day ever. Even after three decades, Black Monday still marks the biggest one-day crash, and its impact continues to reverberate

US Tourist Fears He Was Hit In Cuba, Years Before Diplomats

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 22:01:06 +0000

The State Department has received reports of several citizens who visited Cuba and say they've developed symptoms similar to what embassy victims experienced

Technology Common In The Oil Industry Is Now Being Used For Houston’s Forensic Science

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 21:43:32 +0000

The technology would be responsible for tracking close to 250,000 pieces of evidence the center receives annually

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Report Gives Houston A ‘C’ On LGBTQ Legal Protections

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 21:15:56 +0000

The Human Rights Campaign ranks Houston well below other major Texas cities, largely due its repeal of the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO)

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Having Changed America, The League Of POW/MIA Families Fades

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 21:00:18 +0000

Almost 50 years ago, a small group of families started a movement to demand an accounting of the nation's POW/MIAs. They changed the way America thinks about its servicemen and women lost at war

What Does Space Smell Like? Astronaut Scott Kelly Reflects On His Year In Space

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 20:33:42 +0000

Astronaut Scott Kelly says there is a distinct smell when you're in space. Describing that smell is just one of the many insights in his memoir, Endurance, which chronicles the year he spent on the International Space Station.

Administration Sends Mixed Signals On State Health Insurance Waivers

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 20:27:04 +0000

When states applied for waivers from Obamacare rules to reduce premiums and strengthen their insurance markets, they didn't get the answers they wanted, prompting some to suggest a conspiracy

White Oak Music Hall Granted Four More Outdoor Concerts Before Trial

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 20:01:00 +0000

The venue was granted a modification to allow for four additional outdoor concerts before going to court.

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With Public Assistance Not Meeting Needs, Flood Victims Turn to Private Groups

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 20:00:56 +0000

Private organizations are helping in the Harvey recovery effort.

With Crowded Field for HISD Elections, Governance Top Campaign Issue

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 19:48:29 +0000

In some ways the future of the board itself rides on the election. That’s because HISD could get a state-appointed board of managers next year if it doesn’t improve chronically failing schools.

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month Continues On Social Media

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 19:16:13 +0000

October is breast cancer awareness month, and this Friday is #wearitpink. Wear pink tomorrow in support of breast cancer awareness month!

TMO Asks Harris Judge Emmett To Provide Additional Site To Apply For D-SNAP

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 18:14:07 +0000

The Harris County Judge says the state of Texas has only approved the current location set up at Deussen Park

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How A Dropped Touchdown Pass Took Astronaut Leland Melvin To Space

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 17:50:05 +0000

The former astronaut talks about how that dropped pass opened a door that led to college, the NFL, and then NASA. He has a new memoir called Chasing Space.

George W. Bush Slams ‘Bigotry,’ Politics Of Populism That Led To Trump, Sanders

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 17:36:46 +0000

The former president made the remarks at a forum put on by his namesake center. "To renew our country, we only need to remember our values," the 43rd president said

Trump Gives GOP Pep Talk on $4.1T Budget Plan

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 16:59:01 +0000

Senate Republicans are on track to pass a $4 trillion budget plan

Court Puts A Hold On Order That Approved Undocumented Teen’s Abortion In Texas

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 16:38:29 +0000

The minor, who's being referred to as Jane Doe, has obtained a judge's permission to have an abortion. But the Department of Health and Human Services has refused to allow her to visit a clinic

Spain Gears Up To Revoke Catalan Autonomy In Secession Spat

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 16:06:29 +0000

The constitutional law that Spain plans to invoke has never been used in the four decades

Is It Legal To Post Homemade ‘No Parking’ Signs In Front Of Your House?

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 15:55:49 +0000

"If the sign has been put up by someone other than the City of Austin, then no," said Eric Bollich, managing engineer for the Austin Transportation Department; they're not legitimate

UPDATED: Trump Says Administration’s Response To Hurricane In Puerto Rico ‘A 10’

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 15:30:14 +0000

FEMA wants to hire as many as 2000 local people to help respond to individual recovery efforts, in Puerto Rico and elsewhere

30-Foot Border Wall Prototypes Erected In San Diego Borderlands

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 15:01:22 +0000

While the mockups are massive, it's anybody's guess whether they'll ever get built.

El Paso Democrat Draws Influential Endorsement In Bid To Replace U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 14:41:07 +0000

A major women's group with a vast fundraising network endorsed former El Paso County Judge Veronica Escobar Thursday in her bid to replace U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke, D-El Paso.

Poll: Texas Voters Familiar With Cruz But Not Democratic Rival O’Rourke

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 14:32:06 +0000

With a year to go before the general election, incumbent U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz is much better known than Democratic rival Beto O'Rourke, according to the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll.

Arte Público Press October 2017 Author of the Month: Diana J. Noble

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 13:34:12 +0000

13 year old Evangelina and her family flee from the Mexican Revolution and attempt to make a new life in a small, not always friendly south Texas town.

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Poll: In Texas, Vast Majority of Republicans Still Support Trump

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 13:07:34 +0000

Almost a year after his 2016 election, President Donald Trump's support among Texas Republicans remains robust. Among Democratic voters, it's just the opposite, according to the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll.

Cruz-Sanders Debate Tax Plan At CNN Town Hall

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 12:30:13 +0000

Cruz says he thinks everyone should pay less in taxes. Sanders says while he supports a tax break for the middle class, he does not want to lower taxes for the wealthiest individuals.

Full Show: White Oak Music Hall Lawsuit, And Astronaut Scott Kelly (Oct. 19,2017)

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 11:00:45 +0000

On Thursday's Houston Matters: We get an update on the lawsuit over White Oak Music Hall. Then, former astronaut Scott Kelly talks about his experiences on the International Space Station. And former astronaut Leland Melvin talks about how a dropped pass in a high school football game led him to space.

Engines of Our Ingenuity 3146: Some Reflections on Human Comprehension

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 05:01:02 +0000

Episode: 3146 Some Reflections on Human Comprehension.  Today, we reflect.

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Lawmaker Says Texas Should Boot Out Film Industry In Wake Of Hollywood’s Weinstein Scandal

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 23:36:33 +0000

The Texas Film Commission supports the industry. Now a state representative wants to get rid of it

New Website Lets You Monitor Earthquakes In Texas

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 23:28:02 +0000

The monitoring system provides a new level of detail and sensitivity in recording the earth's shaking

Emoluments Hearing Hints At What May Be At Stake: Trump’s Tax Returns

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 23:21:43 +0000

If a federal judge lets the plaintiffs proceed with their lawsuit against the president, the next step would give them access to some of his financial documents — perhaps including tax returns

Planned Holiday Spending Little Affected By Harvey In Houston

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 23:05:20 +0000

Harvey was a lot of things but maybe not a Grinch when it comes to holiday shopping. Houstonians remain on course to spend more than the national average

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Post-Harvey Window For Action On Flood Control May Be Narrow, Rice Expert Warns

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 22:40:39 +0000

Jim Blackburn of Rice University’s SSPEED Center fears that political momentum for flood mitigation projects will fade without constant pressure from the private sector

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District Court Judge Allows Undocumented Teenager To Get An Abortion In Texas

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 22:27:05 +0000

Despite the ruling, the State of Texas weighed-in on the case, telling the Federal Court in Washington D.C. that the teenager had no right to an abortion in Texas

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Do Men Have It Easier? Your Politics Might Determine How You Answer

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 22:00:47 +0000

Democrats were more than twice as likely as Republicans to say that the country hasn't gone far enough in achieving gender equality, according to a new survey from Pew