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Chief McClelland, METRO and Air Station Houston: Thursday’s show (February 5, 2015)

little under a year ago we spoke with Houston Police Chief Charles McClelland and Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia about crime in Houston. We looked at how it’s investigated, how it’s monitored, what are some of the trends in crime that are on the rise and what trends seem to be declining. On this edition […]

little under a year ago we spoke with Houston Police Chief Charles McClelland and Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia about crime in Houston. We looked at how it’s investigated, how it’s monitored, what are some of the trends in crime that are on the rise and what trends seem to be declining. On this edition of Houston Matters, it’s time to revisit that conversation, today with Houston Police Chief Charles McClelland, and tomorrow with Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia.

We discuss the most recent crime figures for Houston and take your questions for the chief.

Then, this April METRO plans to open two new light rail lines. But not all of the Federal Transit Administration funds dedicated to those light rail projects has been spent. We talk with Gilbert Garcia, Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, about what could become of some $40 million.

Also this hour: While former Texas Governor Rick Perry continues to pursue his presidential ambitions, with stops in Iowa and South Carolina, a criminal indictment against him goes forward as well. On Friday, attorneys for the former Texas Governor filed a third motion to dismiss the indictment, three days after Judge Bert Richardson denied their first attempts. We take a closer look at the case and where it’s likely heading.

And the Coast Guard’s Air Station Houston covers the Houston gulf area down to Matagorda Bay and part of Louisiana to perform any search and rescue needed, from boat distress calls to oil platform disasters and everything in between. Paige Phelps visits the Air Station Houston team to learn how they work to be “the calm in the storm.”

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