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Montgomery County Roads: Thursday’s Show (March 17, 2016)

In January, Montgomery County’s Commissioners Court approved an update to the county’s thoroughfare plan, a guidepost of sorts for transportation projects, including a proposed extension of Woodlands Parkway to Texas 249. A month after commissioners approved the plan, The Woodlands’ governing board unanimously passed a resolution opposing some of the projects. On this edition of Houston […]

In January, Montgomery County’s Commissioners Court approved an update to the county’s thoroughfare plan, a guidepost of sorts for transportation projects, including a proposed extension of Woodlands Parkway to Texas 249. A month after commissioners approved the plan, The Woodlands’ governing board unanimously passed a resolution opposing some of the projects.

On this edition of Houston Matters, Maggie Martin talks with Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal about the thoroughfare plan, and we hear from Woodlands Township Board of Directors Vice Chairman Mike Bass about the township board’s concerns.

Where Are the Jobs?

Also this hour: Amid oil sector layoffs of the past year, we discuss what industries are hiring with Memorial Hermann Vice President of Talent Acquisition Tanya Cook, and Parker Harvey, a regional economist with the Houston-Galveston Area Council and the Gulf Coast Workforce Board.

Alternative Teaching Certification

Then: Some of Houston’s out-of-work professionals may consider shifting to a teaching career, through an ACP – or Alternative Certification Program. We talk with Lidia Zatopek, the director of alternative certification for the Harris County Department of Education, and Maxie Hollingsworth, an elementary school teacher at S.C. Red Elementary, who made the jump to teaching from another career.

Irish Sessions

Plus: For the last 20 years, Houstonians have gathered to play traditional Irish music at McGonigel’s Mucky Duck. Edel Howlin reports on the enduring interest in these “Irish Sessions.”

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