Rick Perry is the first Texas Governor in nearly a century to face a criminal charge. Late Friday, Gov. Perry was indicted on two charges alleging he abused his power as governor to pressure a district attorney arrested for drunk driving to resign, by threatening to cut off funding for her office.
On this edition of Houston Matters, we discuss the legal and political implications of the indictment against Gov. Perry with University of Houston political scientist Brandon Rottinghaus.
Then, a conversation with former Congressman, Governor, Energy Secretary, and one-time presidential candidate Bill Richardson of New Mexico. He’ll be in Houston Tuesday to discuss the relationship between immigration reform and economic growth in Texas in an event presented at the Greater Houston Partnership and organized by the Texas Association of Business and the American Competitiveness Alliance. We hear what Richardson has to say about how efforts to improve our immigration system could benefit our state’s economy.
Also: Once a month (typically on the 3rd Monday, for those of you keeping score at home) we’re joined by Dr. Lori Teller from the Meyerland Animal Clinic. She joins us to field your canine and feline queries – anything you want to know about the care and feeding of your beloved dog or cat will be welcome.
And: As we do every Monday, we talk about the week in Houston sports with CultureMap Houston sports columnist MK Bower.