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Galveston Election Preview: Monday’s Show (March 14, 2016)

The Texas primary may be over, but another vote is close behind in Galveston where the mayor and all six city council seats are up for election in May. This happens every two years — does that make it harder for Galveston Island officials to do their jobs? On this edition of Houston Matters, we […]

The Texas primary may be over, but another vote is close behind in Galveston where the mayor and all six city council seats are up for election in May. This happens every two years — does that make it harder for Galveston Island officials to do their jobs?

On this edition of Houston Matters, we preview the upcoming election in Galveston and discuss some of the issues that may be top of mind for voters there, including funding for longstanding and ongoing repairs related to Hurricane Ike in 2008. We welcome your questions for John Wayne Ferguson, Galveston Island Reporter for the Galveston Daily News.

Also this hour: Maggie Martin talks with Jessica Marsh, general counsel for the newly revamped Office of Violent Sex Offender Management, about changes to the state agency responsible for supervising, monitoring and providing treatment for the most violent sex offenders in Texas.

Then: Once again, Houston Matters goes to the dogs…and cats. We welcome your canine and feline questions for veterinarian Dr. Lori Teller from the Meyerland Animal Clinic.

Plus: The Houston Texans have a new quarterback. Is there reason to believe Brock Osweiler will bring an end to the revolving door of quarterbacks, or are the Texans setting fans up for another disappointment? We talk it over with Jeff Balke, who writes for Houstonia Magazine and Houston Press.

Houston Matters offers a free daily, downloadable podcast here, on iTunes, Stitcher and various other podcasting apps.

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