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Full Show: Immigrant Numbers, And Potential Changes To Marijuana Law (Nov. 28, 2018)

On Wednesday’s Houston Matters: We learn why a search warrant was executed at the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston. Plus, we examine why the number of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally is at its lowest level since 2004. Then, our experts break down the latest political news. We discuss the potential for changes in the state’s marijuana laws. And we hear the story of a Texas woman who coached a high school football team during World War II.

On Wednesday’s Houston Matters: Authorities have executed a search warrant at the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston. The Montgomery County District Attorney’s office says it’s tied to the investigation into Father Manuel LaRosa-Lopez. We bring you the latest.

And the number of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally is at its lowest level since 2004, according to a study from the Pew Research Center. We learn why.

Also this hour: From potential legislation to protect special counsel Robert Mueller from being fired by Pres. Trump, to more legal trouble for Paul Manafort, to the tear gas response to migrants attempting to cross into the U.S. from Tijuana, Mexico, our local experts break down the latest political stories with an eye for how they might affect Houston and Texas.

Then, State Rep. Joe Moody has proposed a bill for the upcoming legislative session that would make possession of under an ounce of marijuana a civil offense — instead of a crime. Is this a sign that attitudes in Texas about marijuana are gradually relaxing? Could the state ever legalize the drug as several other states have? We talk it over with a local drug policy expert.

And writer Marjorie Herrera Lewis tells the true story of Tylene Wilson, who stepped up to coach the Brownwood High School football team during World War II.

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