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Chris Baldwin

CultureMap Network News Director/Managing Editor Houston

In his more than 15-year journalism career, Chris Baldwin has worked at traditional newspapers and online publications, covering everything from the World Series to New York City politicians to Justin Timberlake. Baldwin helped guide WorldGolf.com from a near-startup to an established, respected brand that drew 3.5 million unique reader hits per month and recognition from the New York Times. He's even more excited by the possibilities of CultureMap and being part of a daily digital magazine that presents a unique, intelligent, provocative, needed voice on the community he loves.

Baldwin went to Michigan State before the Spartans got really good in basketball and he credits Michigan Journalism Hall of Famer Gloria Olman with teaching him to always write the truth, fearlessly. He won six national Associated Press Sports Editor awards in six years at the Asbury Park Press (NJ) before moving into the online world.

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In-N-Out Takeover

In-N-Out Burger craze takes over Austin: New location and details emerge

By Chris Baldwin

In-N-Out Burger fever is building — at least among the ultra-intense, sometimes crazed devotees of the fast food chain — in Austin. A company rep tells KXAN that the chain will open ...


Ranking It

Is UT Austin losing its party school edge? New national ranking disappoints

By Chris Baldwin

A visit to Sixth Street on any supposedly sleepy summer night is enough to confirm Austin's party cred. But outsiders seem to be doubting how hard University of Texas ...


Win For H-Town

Houston wins Super Bowl bid, beats out Miami to host 2017 event

By Chris Baldwin

It's a Super Day for Houston. The NFL just awarded the city Super Bowl LI in 2017, adding more punch to the notion that Houston is the city of ...


Beyond the Boxscore

The Astrodome needs to be blown up to make way for Houston's future Super (Bowl) visions

By Chris Baldwin

The old Yankee Stadium — the House that Ruth Built no less — started to get torn down almost as soon as the new one was safely up. The Astrodome still stands ...


Beyond the Boxscore

Jim Harbaugh's whine more pathetic than power outage & nerd kiss: Super bad brother exposed

By Chris Baldwin

Jim Harbaugh just can't help himself. His older brother John wins the Super Bowl, proves to be the better, more creative and daring coach, and the San Francisco 49ers ...


Patriots 41, Texans 28

Don't blame Matt Schaub for this mess: Belichick, Brady mock Texans defense in New England

By Chris Baldwin

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — When Tom Brady hits Shane Vereen — yes, Shane "freaking" Vereen — for the touchdown that makes it 38-13, Matt Schaub hardly looks like he's excited to get back ...


Closing Time

Houston's iconic downtown Macy's is shuttering, leaving a huge retail hole in the city

By Chris Baldwin

Houston's downtown Macy's — a massive, albeit somewhat outdated anchor in a part of the city with few shopping options — has been slated for extinction. The Macy's on ...


Vikings 23, Texans 6

J.J. Watt just needs to get married like Wonder Ponder: AFC playoff truths . . . er, overreactions

By Chris Baldwin

Maybe J.J. Watt just needs to get married. Surely, he can find a nice, willing weather girl . . . Or a sexy cheese scientist from Wisconsin. No. 99 getting hitched could ...


Colts Beware

LeBron James man crushes on Arian Foster: Calls Texan NFL's best as others obsess over Luck

By Chris Baldwin

Let the masses go gaga over Peyton Manning, Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers. And the Next Hot Thing crowd is welcome to swoon over Robert Griffin III and even Andrew ...


Beyond the Boxscore

Coach challenges the Texans' manhood after Tom Brady snubs and champ schools them

By Chris Baldwin

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — With their Monday Night dreams in shambles all around them, with Tom Brady having all but declared them championship amateurs, the Houston Texans find themselves facing a Gary ...


Beyond the Boxscore

Historic Heisman winner's a mystery: Think you really know Johnny Manziel?

By Chris Baldwin

Johnny Manziel looks like he came out of central casting for a 1950s football star. Squint a little and you could swear he's been lifted straight off an Archie ...


Beyond the Boxscore

Peyton Manning completely disrespected by Indianapolis' fair-weather Andrew Luck love

By Chris Baldwin

INDIANAPOLIS — Luck mania greets you as soon as you step off the plane. There it is for sale in the airport gift shops — women's T-shirts suggestively reading, "Let's ...


Beyond the Boxscore

Heartless Dallas Cowboys, gutless Rex Ryan need a Texans lesson: Best team in NFL never gives in

By Chris Baldwin

DETROIT — Danieal Manning doesn't seem like he's in any hurry to leave the locker room. Then again, it's hard for any of these Houston Texans to move ...


Now 10-1

Wildest win ever? The Texans pull out a Thanksgiving classic with pluck and Andre Johnson dominance

By Chris Baldwin

DETROIT — How do you beat the Houston Texans? How do you ever beat the Houston Texans? The rest of the NFL is surely starting to wonder. For the Detroit Lions ...


Beyond the Boxscore

Peyton Manning and Tom Brady are inferior to Matt Schaub now: Doubted QB absolutely owns 2012

By Chris Baldwin

With his last responsibility of the day done, with a performance for the ages in the books and his interviews complete, Matt Schaub walks through the locker room, tapping on ...


Fair Warning

The monster Andre Johnson is back: Giant numbers vs. Jaguars cause widespread NFL alarm

By Chris Baldwin

Three plays into the Houston Texans' Sunday afternoon, Andre Johnson had 74 yards. To say that the Jacksonville Jaguars' coverage plan was not working is like saying that Twilight fans ...


Beyond the Boxscore

James Harden stops the Jeremy Lin bashing: This Beard will shield the NBA's most scrutinized "star"

By Chris Baldwin

James Harden is not close to a Dwight Howard-level game changer. He's no Andrew Bynum (knee bruise and all) either. Or even a Pau Gasol. It's no big ...


Home for the playoffs?

The road to the Super Bowl goes through Houston: Texans grab huge advantage by destroying Ravens

By Chris Baldwin

The Houston Texans waited more than 280 days to get another shot at the Baltimore Ravens. Thanks to the force of that shot — powered by all the pent-up fury of ...


SEC Fever

LSU hype and Johnny Football drive Texas A&M ticket prices to crazy heights: The highest in U.S.

By Chris Baldwin

Combine the ever-growing legend of Johnny Football, Texas A&M's unexpectedly strong start and SEC fever . . .  and what do you get? The highest-priced ticket in all of college football ...


No cars allowed

Texas A&M evacuated by foot after bomb threat even as big-game fever grips campus

By Chris Baldwin

Another day, another bomb threat at a major Texas college. Texas A&M University is joining the ranks of colleges evacuated due to bomb threats, with school officials instructing everyone ...


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