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Open Line with Mayor Parker & Sports: Houston Matters for Mon., March 31, 2014

Open Line with Mayor Parker & Sports: Houston Matters for Mon., March 31, 2014

MayorAnniseParker_150pxHouston Mayor Annise Parker has a lot to juggle in her role as Mayor: There’s management of the city, ensuring that all of its laws are properly enforced. There are ceremonial duties, as the city’s official representative at special events, ribbon cuttings, and meetings with officials and dignitaries. There are appointments to make; budgeting to maintain.

Also, here in Houston, the Mayor is not only an executive officer, but serves a legislative role as well, presiding over City Council with voting privileges.

On this edition of Houston Matters, we welcome your questions for Mayor Annise Parker. With such wide-ranging duties, she plays a role in any number of policies and issues related to our lives here in Houston.

Also this hour: the Houston Rockets must forge ahead without injured guard Patrick Beverley, rumors swirl around the Texans and whether they’re trying to trade their first overall draft pick, and it’s opening day in Major League Baseball, which means the Houston Astros are tied for first, as they prepare to take on the New York Yankees in a season-opening series at Minute Maid starting Tuesday night. We’ll discuss these and other Houston sports developments with CultureMap Houston’s MK Bower.

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  • Mayor Parker Answers Your Questions

    Houston Mayor Annise Parker has a lot to juggle in her role as Mayor: There’s management of the city, ensuring that all of its laws are properly enforced. There are ceremonial duties, as the city’s official representative at special events, ribbon cuttings, and meetings with officials and dignitaries. There are appointments to make; budgeting to maintain. And unlike other big cities,

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  • Sports Monday: The Astros Are Tied for First Place

    Also this hour: the Houston Rockets must forge ahead without injured guard Patrick Beverley, rumors swirl around the Texans and whether they’re trying to trade their first overall draft pick, and it’s opening day in Major League Baseball, which means the Houston Astros are tied for first, as they prepare to take on the New York Yankees in a season-opening

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Craig CohenCraig Cohen is the executive producer and host of Houston Matters, which airs weekdays at noon and 7:00 p.m. on Houston Public Media News 88.7 FM. Craig is a 20+ year veteran of broadcast journalism. He's spent the bulk of his career in public media, in roles ranging from programmer and manager, to talk show host, reporter, news director, and producer. He's interviewed politicians, industry leaders, authors, newsmakers, and the occasional Muppet. Craig seeks to make the world a slightly better place every day, by informing, enlightening, and entertaining.View all posts by Craig Cohen →