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Has Dodging Big Storms Made Houstonians Too Apathetic?

Posted on · (Above: Hurricane Ike as seen in 2008 from NASA’s Earth Observatory. Image Courtesy: NASA)Houston just missed Tropical Storm Cindy. As the storm made its way inland, many Houstonians heeded warnings and stocked up on emergency supplies and prepared themselves. Still, many others shrugged off the warnings and carried on business as usual. It’s the latter […]

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Political Roundup, and Apathy After Storms: Wednesday’s Show (June 28, 2017)

Posted on · It’s time again for our weekly political round up and analysis of national, state and local political stories. On this edition of Houston Matters, we discuss the latest on the GOP Senate healthcare bill, the Supreme Court reviving parts of President Trump’s travel ban, and other developments in global, national, and state politics — all with an […]

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How ‘Hyperloop’ Technology Could Become Reality for Houston, and Renaming HSPVA: Tuesday’s Show (June 27, 2017)

Posted on · (Above: Experts across a range of disciplines came together at the University of Houston to promote Hyperloop technology. Photo Courtesy: Univ. of Houston)Could it someday only take nine minutes to travel from Houston to San Antonio? No, we’re not talking about dramatically raising the speed limit on I-10. We’re talking about hyperloop technology. Hyperloop is […]

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As Tropical Storm Cindy Progresses, Houston Set For Heavy Rains

Posted on · (Above: The current outlook for Tropical Storm Cindy’s path, as of 11:30 a.m. CST. Image Courtesy: National Weather Service)Much of the Greater Houston region remains under a tropical storm warning as Cindy continues toward the Gulf Coast. While forecasts suggest the worst of the storm is expected to affect areas east of Houston, the region […]

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Shopping for a Hurricane Emergency Kit with Harris County Judge Ed Emmett

Posted on · (Above: Harris County Judge Ed Emmett shops for emergency supplies with Houston Matters producer Michael Hagerty at Southland Hardware. Photo: Hallie Frazee | Harris County OEM) As each new storm season approaches, we often hear about the importance of putting together an emergency kit for you and your family. Michael Hagerty recently got some help putting […]

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Houstonians Share Hurricane Memories

Posted on · The Atlantic Hurricane season starts on Thursday (June 1, 2017). So, today, we ask Greater Houston to collectively share its memories of major storms that have affected the area, from Hurricane Ike in 2008 to Tropical Storm Allison in 2001 to storms much further back in our memories. Joining us for this conversation are Frank Billingsey, […]

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Hurricane Memories, and a Trip to the Cat Café: Tuesday’s Show (May 30, 2017)

Posted on · The Atlantic Hurricane season starts on Thursday (June 1, 2017). On this edition of Houston Matters, we ask Greater Houston to collectively share its memories of major storms that have affected the area, from Hurricane Ike in 2008 to Tropical Storm Allison in 2001 to storms much further back in our memories. Joining us for […]

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Harris County is Studying New Ways to Deal with Excess Rain Water

Posted on · What are some new ways we could deal with excess rain water in Greater Houston after we have severe weather? For one, Harris County is studying the possibility of using high-powered pumps to move excess water into aquifers – or even old oil wells. The water would be preserved for later if and when the […]