Houston Matters

Full Show: Relief And Recovery Efforts, And Harvey Heroes (Sept. 1, 2017)

Relief efforts continue, and recovery efforts are ramping up here in Greater Houston as the region assesses the damage wrought by flooding. On Friday’s edition of Houston Matters, we learn how officials are plotting out those efforts in the wake of Harvey.

Relief efforts continue, and recovery efforts are ramping up here in Greater Houston as the region assesses the damage wrought by flooding. On Friday’s edition of Houston Matters, we learn how officials are plotting out those efforts in the wake of Harvey.

Also this hour: We get some updates on the status of Houston roadways and what’s happening with gas prices. We meet a pair of evacuees who struck up a friendship in a shelter. Florian Martin talks with a Katrina evacuee who resettled here in Houston and compares the two experiences. And we welcome your examples of Heroes of Harvey – Houstonians who really stepped up in the last week and helped you and others in a time of crisis. 

Plus: The rest of the world still manages to forge ahead while Houston recovers. That includes several new Texas laws going into effect today. David Branham of UH-Downtown gives us a rundown of a few of them and what they could mean for Greater Houston.

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