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7.2 Quake Damages Homes, But Mexico Avoids Major Destruction

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 18:12:54 +0000

Mexican Civil Protection chief Luis Felipe Puente tweeted that there were no immediate reports of deaths directly related to the quake

Teens Arrested For Threats Against Fort Bend County Schools

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 18:01:04 +0000

The threats involved Billy Baines Middle School in Missouri City and Harmony School in Katy

Alleged Ex-Trump Paramour Says ‘Catch And Kill’ Practice Kept Her Quiet

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 17:27:48 +0000

Karen McDougal spoke to The New Yorker, in her first on-the-record remarks about an agreement she signed with the National Enquirer's parent company about the alleged 2006 affair

Anger Bubbles Over At Funerals For Florida Shooting Victims

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 17:18:32 +0000

On Friday evening, Trump visited a Florida hospital where he greeted medical staff and thanked the doctors, nurses and first responders who helped the shooting victims

13 Killed In Helicopter Crash After Mexican Officials Tour Quake Area

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 16:29:45 +0000

President Enrique Pena Nieto said via Twitter that both officials and crew were fine, although the interior department said that they had light injuries

Video: What Inspired Stanley Nelson To Make The Documentary “Tell Them We Are Rising”?

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 15:30:05 +0000

The film airs February 19 on Houston Public Media TV 8.

As Baby Boomers Age, The ‘Me Generation’ Reshapes Senior Living In Houston

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 15:00:17 +0000

To keep up with an aging population, senior assisted living communities are finding they have to view themselves more as hospitality, rather than just health care

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Magnitude-7.2 Earthquake Slams South, Central Mexico

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 00:15:40 +0000

Crowds of people gathered on Mexico City's central Reforma Avenue in Mexico City as well as on streets in Oaxaca state's capital, nearer the quake's epicenter

Mitt Romney Takes Veiled Swipes At Trump In Senate Run Announcement

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 00:14:33 +0000

The 2012 GOP presidential nominee blasts Washington in an announcement video, saying, "Utah welcomes legal immigrants from around the world; Washington sends immigrants a message of exclusion"

Music in the Making: It’s All About The Mendelssohn Family

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 23:45:38 +0000

Talent runs in families...and Felix and Fanny Mendelssohn were no exception!

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Why AR-15 Rifles Are Easier To Get Than Handguns In Texas

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 23:31:03 +0000

Handguns require background checks, long arms do not

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Could Houston Follow Austin’s Lead In Mandating Paid Sick Leave

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 23:04:34 +0000

The Austin City Council has approved a first-of-its-kind ordinance here in Texas. We looked into whether Houston could possibly follow suit

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Increased School Counselor Staffing Could Lead To Earlier Intervention

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 22:34:01 +0000

Schools do a great job of providing grief counselors after an incident. But some Houston education advocates want to see a system that can address the mental health needs of students earlier

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Party Politics, National Edition Ep. 45: Does The Budget Really Matter?

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 22:05:02 +0000

"I think by and large, this budget doesn't matter" - Jay Aiyer, co-host of Party Politics, on the latest budget deal from Congress

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Texas Public Policy Foundation Head Brooke Rollins To Join White House

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 21:57:38 +0000

Brooke Rollins, the CEO and president of the Texas Public Policy Foundation, is leaving to join the White House.

Cannabis Treatment Raises Hope For Parents Of Epileptic Children; But Costs, Side Effects Are A Matter Of Concern

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 21:55:48 +0000

There are approximately 160,000 Texans who suffer from intractable epilepsy

Party Politics, Texas Edition Ep. 45: Sandra Bullock Vs Dan Patrick And The Dome Is Saved!

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 21:52:59 +0000

"Here is the County spending $100 million plus to save an old sports stadium?" - Jay Aiyer, co-host of Party Politics, on the latest budget agreement to renovate the Astrodome

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2018 Primaries: Debate Features 18 Republicans In Crowded Congressional District Field

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 21:31:52 +0000

GOP candidates try to distinguish themselves in a crowded primary field

How The #MeToo Movement May Have Played A Role In Houston’s James Beard Award Nominations

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 21:10:57 +0000

A record number of chefs and restaurant owners from the Houston area have been named semifinalists for James Beard awards. But some say who didn't get nominated is just as interesting. Houston Matters takes a closer look.

How Gentrification Of Houston’s Third Ward Is Impacting Community Culture

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 20:30:27 +0000

The Third Ward has undergone an evolution over the last decade. Houston Matters talks with three guests who understand the ongoing challenges this evolution poses.

That Lemonade Stand You Had As A Kid, It Might Have Prepared You For Your Career

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 20:00:00 +0000

Lemonade Day, a national organization based in Houston, is pitching youth entrepreneurship to leaders in business and academia

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Texas Hospital Lets Transplant Patients Hold Own Hearts

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 19:20:37 +0000

Over 6 million people a year suffer from heart failure and about 2,200 receive a new heart

Believe It Or Not, Houston Has A Curling Club

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 18:59:53 +0000

Despite not having much of a winter, Houston does have a strong contingent of curling enthusiasts. Houston Matters host Craig Cohen takes us to meet some of them and tries his hand at the sport.

Immigration Debate, And Coal’s Decline: The Good, Bad, & Ugly Of The Week’s News

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 18:40:38 +0000

Our panel of non-experts weighs in on the stories from this week’s news and decides if they’re good, bad, or ugly.

UH Moment: An Evening with Frank Stella

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 18:23:21 +0000

“It doesn’t look 20 years old to me. I look 20 years older.”

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Mueller Probe Indicts 13 Russian Nationals For Meddling In 2016 Elections

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 18:18:53 +0000

Charges include conspiracy, wire fraud, bank fraud and aggravated identity theft

Report Says EPA Is Being Less Aggressive In Enforcing Rules

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 17:51:57 +0000

The agency says the report ignores a longer-term decline in environmental enforcement cases

Bush Intercontinental Airport Unveils Innovative Screening Lanes At Terminal D

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 17:46:46 +0000

The Houston Airports System says one of the goals of the renewed checkpoint is enhancing the security screening process

Analysis: 10 Ways We Can Prevent School Shootings Right Now

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 17:34:23 +0000

There have been so many deadly mass shootings in America that one could easily feel powerless in stopping them. What is the way forward?

Senate Rejects Immigration Bills; Young Immigrants In Limbo

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 17:13:31 +0000

Only three Democrats backed Trump's proposal

Lots Of Talk, Little Action In Congress After Shootings

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 15:41:51 +0000

Many republicans are sticking largely to a now-familiar script

UPDATE: Trump Visits Hospital, Meets Florida School Shooting Survivors

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 14:23:47 +0000

Nikolas Cruz, 19-year-old, who'd been expelled from the Florida school opened fire there Wednesday, February 14th, killing 17 people and wounding more than a dozen others

What’s The Best Way To Handle A Freeway Breakdown?

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 14:10:55 +0000

It’s been a long running debate here in Houston. Do you stay in your car or get out?

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Did FBI Miss A Warning Before Florida High School Shooting?

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 14:03:05 +0000

The questions come as the FBI is already under intense scrutiny and facing unprecedented attack from President Donald Trump

Houston Restaurants, Chefs At Record High For James Beard Nominations, As Semifinalists

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 13:14:01 +0000

The James Beard Foundation will announce the final Restaurant and Chef Award nominees in Philadelphia on Wednesday, March 14.

Austin Becomes First City In Texas To Mandate Paid Sick Days For All Private Employees

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 12:12:52 +0000

Advocates say this could set an example for other cities. Opponents worry about the long-term effect on businesses.

Full Show: Restaurants And The #MeToo Movement, And Gentrification Of The Third Ward (Feb. 16, 2018)

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 11:00:30 +0000

On Friday's Houston Matters: Could the #MeToo movement have played a role in who didn't get selected as a James Beard Award semifinalist? Then, we explore the gentrification of Houston's Third Ward. Our non-experts break down The Good, Bad, and Ugly of the week’s news. And we find some people actually participating in the winter sport of curling here in Houston.

Engines of Our Ingenuity 1469: The Hourglass

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 06:01:15 +0000

Episode: 1469 The hourglass: the poor man’s clock, the poor man’s metaphor.  Today, let’s look at the hourglass.   

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Houston Superintendent Defends Proposed Changes, Calls For School Finance Reform

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 23:27:54 +0000

The superintendent also signaled that he and the board are looking to develop a capital campaign that could call for a series of four bond elections over the next 20 years

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Attorney For Dennis Rivera-Sarmiento Asks HISD To Help His Client Avoid Deportation

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 23:11:20 +0000

The Immigrant Legal Resource Center agrees the school district should get involved