Houston Matters

Montrose Management District Ordered to Pay Back Millions

Posted on · The Texas Legislature created management districts around the state in 1999. When that happened, lawmakers authorized — and the Houston City Council approved — the collection of funds to promote economic development and to make improvements to public areas in individual neighborhoods. Since then, Houston has 51 of those such management districts in neighborhoods like Montrose. But […]

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Super Bowl LI Preparation, and Montrose Management District: Friday’s Show (December 9, 2016)

Posted on · Super Bowl 51 in Houston is now just weeks away. What’s been done to get the Bayou City ready to host such a high-profile event. What preparations remain? We find out from Mike Waterman, president of the Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau. Mike Waterman joins us to discuss the investment Houston First has made in the area […]

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Houston Matters Weekend for September 10, 2016

Posted on · On July 18, 2016, former St. Louis Cardinals scouting director Chris Correa was sentenced to 46 months in prison for repeatedly illegally logging into the Houston Astros’ computer database. When the news broke reaction was swift – and surprising. As the scandal was already well documented, many skipped taking Correa rightly to task for what he […]

Murder in Montrose: The Paul Broussard Legacy

Posted on · Twenty-five years ago, Paul Broussard, a 27-year-old gay man, was murdered on the streets of Houston, sparking a deafening outcry. The crime served as a wake-up call that highlighted the harassment and mistreatment experienced by the LGBTQ community.  Through the documentary “A Murder in Montrose: The Paul Broussard Legacy,” and a follow-up LIVE town hall meeting, […]

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Do You Remember The Paul Broussard Murder?

Posted on · Twenty-five years ago, Paul Broussard, a 27-year-old gay man, was murdered on the streets of Houston. Through a documentary and a follow up live town hall, Houston Public Media explores the aftermath of this pivotal event – from civil unrest to hate crime legislation; from victims’ rights to political activism. Tell us your story.

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How and Why Houston Neighborhoods Have Morphed Over the Years

Posted on · Some of Houston’s neighborhoods have, for lack of a better phrase, “morphed” over the decades. Montrose once had a much larger African-American community, then it became known as Houston’s gay neighborhood, then a more gentrified area. Sharpstown, Meyerland, The Heights — they’ve all undergone transformative change from one generation to the next. We explore what’s […]