Full Show

Parking and HISD After Grier: Tuesday’s Show (October 13, 2015)

In a sprawling metropolis like ours, where so many of us drive everywhere we go, getting there is half the battle. The other half is finding a place to park. And when you can’t find the space you want, it’s tempting to park where you’re not supposed to. On this edition of Houston Matters, we […]

In a sprawling metropolis like ours, where so many of us drive everywhere we go, getting there is half the battle. The other half is finding a place to park. And when you can’t find the space you want, it’s tempting to park where you’re not supposed to. On this edition of Houston Matters, we discuss the policies in place to regulate on-street parking, how those rules are enforced, and how you can appeal a parking ticket. We also learn about a recent report from Rice University’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research which highlights the current parking challenges in Rice Village.

Also this hour: The Houston Police Department and the Humane Society have been working to address incidents this year of neglect, abandonment, and abuse of horses in Greater Houston. We learn more from HPD Captain Larry Baimbridge and the Humane Society’s Monica Schmidt.

Then: Scott Van Beck spent 25 years working inside the Houston Independent School District. Now he’s Executive Director of the non-profit Houston A+ Challenge, which partners with HISD and Houston Community College on schools and projects like the Houston Academy for International Studies, a charter school operating within HISD. This work gives Van Beck a somewhat unique perspective on the future challenges facing HISD. We ask him what the next superintendent of the largest school district in Texas will have to take on.

Plus: Over the next several weeks, when you walk through Houston’s downtown tunnels, you might walk past some people dancing the other way. We learn about such “pop-up” dance performances, part of a series called Tunnel Vision, from choreographer Lydia Hance.

Share