Two Houston post offices suspend retail operations, with USPS citing safety as reason

Posted on · The branches in the Medical Center and Greenspoint areas are both undergoing building renovations, according to USPS. The Houston Police Department has received a total of 26 calls for service to those locations during the last six months.

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Civil Rights

Houston companies claim in federal lawsuit that city program awarding contracts to minority-owned businesses is unconstitutional

Posted on · Landscape Consultants of Texas and Metropolitan Landscape Services, which are owned by a white couple in Houston, allege that local government contracting programs aimed at promoting the growth of minority-owned businesses amount to racial discrimination and violate the U.S. Constitution.

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The fate of bike sharing (Sept. 21, 2023)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: Houston BCycle, the city’s bike share system, recently announced it was shutting down. But will that still happen now that the mayor says he will ask City Council to approve funding to save it?


Votes on school vouchers and Paxton impeachment raise the risk of primary challenges for some Republican lawmakers

Posted on · Governor Greg Abbott told Texas pastors that he’ll back the primary opponents of GOP lawmakers who don’t vote for his private school voucher plan in an upcoming special session of the Legislature.


Teacher turnover is a controversial part of Houston ISD reforms. It’s a feature, not a side effect

Posted on · Parents and teachers continue to speak out against reforms and turnover in Houston’s public school system. The protests intensified this week as the state-appointed leaders of Houston ISD removed more teachers from their schools. The debate over these types of reforms is not new — even in Houston.  

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Remembering the ‘Battle of the Sexes’ (Sept. 20, 2023)

Posted on · On Wednesday's show: Fifty years ago today, tennis star Billy Jean King struck a blow for women’s equality in sports, defeating her male counterpart, Bobby Riggs, in a televised match at the Astrodome seen by millions.

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Criminal Justice

A.J. Armstrong requests fourth trial after being convicted of parents’ 2016 murders

Posted on · A new defense attorney for the 23-year-old Armstrong, who was a teenager at the time of his parents' deaths, claimed in a motion for a new trial that he should have been tried as a juvenile and that prosecutors should have provided previous defense attorneys with information that questioned the credibility of a key witness.