Houston Matters

Full Show: Political Roundup, And Houston Restaurants Help Out After Harvey (Sept. 20, 2017)

Posted on · On Wednesday’s edition of Houston Matters: We discuss the latest political stories. We learn how local restaurants have stepped up to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey. And some New Orleans musicians help out their Houston counterparts after the storm.

Politics

Congress Looks To Post-Katrina Tax Relief As Model For Harvey

Posted on · Congressman Kevin Brady, chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, is spearheading an effort to provide targeted tax relief for victims of Harvey and Irma. The emerging package includes provisions ranging from lifting limits on write offs for property losses to bigger tax credits for the working poor.

Houston Matters

What Is Houston’s One True Nickname?

Posted on · Houston sure has a lot of nicknames. There is something inherently cool about a city that isn’t just one thing. Our city’s many nicknames reflect Houston’s connections to climate (the “Bayou City”), culture (“H-town”), industry (“Space City”) — even our openness a decade ago in taking in Hurricane Katrina evacuees (“The Big Heart”). Classy. We discuss the history and […]

Full Show

Conversations We’re Thankful For: Wednesday’s Show (November 25, 2015)

Posted on · Each day on Houston Matters, we, the producers of this program, are tasked with examining the issues, ideas, people, places and events that define Greater Houston. We’re thankful to have the opportunity to bring you what we believe is a valuable service for the region. We’re also thankful we have each other to bounce ideas […]

Good, Bad and Ugly

Katrina Anniversary and Red Light Fatalities: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · From memories of Hurricane Katrina ten years after the storm, to Harris County working on a plan to consolidate its jails, to Houston leading the nation in red-light fatalities: our panel of “non-experts” parses The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of the week’s news. This week’s panel of non-experts is comprised of: Wayne Ashley, author of the […]

Houston Matters

Checking in On a Katrina Evacuee 10 Years After the Storm

Posted on · Among the many evacuees that ended up in Houston after Katrina was Terrance Veal. He and 22 relatives shared a two-bedroom apartment for six weeks. Not long after, Veal shared his story as part of the Survivor to Survivor Stories oral history project Surviving Katrina and Rita in Houston. News 88.7’s Syeda Hasan caught up with […]

Houston Matters

Displaced By Katrina, New Orleans Church Members Still Gather Today in Houston

Posted on · When Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast, people scattered. Some decided to stay in their “new towns.” In Houston, displaced members of one New Orleans church — Franklin Avenue Baptist Church — created a new church here. News 88.7’s Laurie Johnson reports.