Bissonnet Corridor Map

Transportation

Houston awarded federal grant to improve safety, expand transportation options on Bissonnet Street

Posted on · The U.S. Department of Transportation has pledged to fund most of a $36 million infrastructure project on a 7-mile stretch of Bissonnet, which Houston officials have identified as one of the most dangerous roads in the city.

Dimitrios Pagourtzis Santa Fe Shooting

School shooting

Santa Fe High School shooter remains mentally incompetent to stand trial, further dragging on 5-year-old case

Posted on · A judge in Galveston County ordered Dimitrios Pagourtzis, charged with capital murder of multiple persons and aggravated assault of a public servant in a 2018 school shooting in the Houston area, to remain at a state-run hospital for up to 12 more months.

Polls

Texans split on removing Confederate holidays, CRT in colleges, poll finds

Posted on · Fifty-five percent of Texans support the removal of Confederate Heroes Day, which honors leaders of the Confederacy like Robert E. Lee, as an official state holiday. Also, a narrow minority of Texans support legislation that would strip faculty at public colleges and universities of tenure if they teach critical race theory.

Houston Matters

County approves additional funding for law enforcement (Feb. 2, 2023)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: Harris County Commissioners have approved close to $10 million in additional funding for law enforcement, namely the sherriff’s and district attorney’s offices -- though not without some drama.

Andrew Hanen Courtroom

Criminal Justice

Woman who ran former Houston bar Puerto Alegre pleads guilty to sex trafficking crimes

Posted on · Maria Dolores Botello-Morales, 56, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit sex trafficking, sex trafficking of minors and sex trafficking by force, fraud and coercion, according to federal court records. Some of her relatives face similar charges.