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If You Are New To Houston, This Is A Must: Newcomers Guide to Houston 2016

Posted on ·    Whether you’re new to town, or just want a refresher on the basics of life in the Bayou City, this is a must listen: Houston Matters’ third annual Newcomers Guide to Houston! The Guide covers absolutely as much territory as possible in an hour, presenting the lowdown on everything you need to know about Greater Houston. News 88.7 reporters joined Houston […]

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How Did a Rape Victim End Up Jailed — And How Can It Be Prevented

Posted on ·       Last December , a rape victim was housed for nearly a month at the Harris County Jail in order to ensure she would testify against a serial rapist who assaulted her. The prosecutor concluded it was the only viable option after she suffered a mental breakdown on the witness stand and said […]

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Houston Public Media/UH Center for Public Policy – Super Tuesday Republican Primary Poll Is Released

Posted on · Houston Matter chats with the co-directors of the poll: University of Houston political science professor Richard Murray, who directs the Survey Research Institute at UH, and Hobby Center for Public Policy research associate Bob Stein.

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A Development Divide In The East End

Posted on · We discuss that development efforts in Houston’s East End on this edition of Houston Matters. But first, Florian Martin reports on how, as much of the industry has moved out, the East End is turning into a walkable, mixed-use community. Then, Houston Matters talks with Keith Rosen, professor of history and political science at Houston […]

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The State of Public Education in Houston

Posted on · Over these next few weeks, Houston area students will head back to school. As Greater Houston parents, teachers, students, and administrators prepare for another school year, Houston Matters thought it might be a good time to examine the state of elementary and secondary education in Houston.