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Eminent Domain Ruling, And Crouching Tiger Hidden In A Home: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly of The News

The Houston Matters panel of non-experts weighs in on stories from the week’s news and decides if they’re good, bad, or ugly.



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A lot can happen in a week. Some of it good. Some of it bad. Some of it downright ugly. When faced with intriguing developments in the week's news, we turn to a rotating panel of "non-experts" to parse The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of it all.

This week, our panel weighs in on these stories:

  • A court ruling against the proposed high-speed rail line between Houston and Dallas preventing developers from using eminent domain to acquire land for the project
  • A pot smoking intruder discovering a tiger in a southeast Houston home

Our panel of non-experts this week includes:

  • David Branham, professor of political science at the University of Houston-Downtown
  • Mary Flood, blogger and consultant for Androvett Legal Media and Marketing
  • Marcus Davis, owner of The Breakfast Klub restaurant and host of Sunday Morning Live on Majic 102