You may well know the name of Houstonâs mayor. You may know the name of one of the candidates running against her in next monthâs election. But odds are very good you donât know all nine. Yes â you read that right â there are nine people on the ballot running for mayor. And we learn about all of them onÂ this edition ofÂ Houston Matters.
We asked three political scientists to research the nine mayoral candidates. On today’s program, we find out what theyâve learned, and welcome your questions and comments for Rice University Professors Mark Jones and Paul Brace, and Renee Cross from the University of Houstonâs Hobby Center for Public Policy.
Also this hour: The St. Louis Rams handed the Houston Texans their fourth straight loss yesterday. Quarterback Matt Schaub hurt his ankle. And this time, it was his replacement, T.J. Yates who threw a pick 6, as the Rams walloped the Texans 38-13. But the behavior of some Texans fans may have been the most embarrassing part of the game, as they cheered Schaubâs injury. We ask Culture Map Houston sports columnist MK Bower what, if anything, this tells us about the dark side of Houston football fandom.