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Full Show: Preparing For Hurricane Season, And Issues Facing Texas Teachers (May 31, 2019)

On Friday’s Houston Matters: Property appraisals are returning to pre-Harvey levels for some homeowners. Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo discusses hurricane preparedness. We break down The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week’s news. And we celebrate the bicentennial of the birth of Walt Whitman.

On Friday’s Houston Matters: Harris County will raise property appraisals significantly for homes that were given a tax break last year after Harvey. We discuss what this year’s appraised value would be based on the value of the property before the damage occurred.

Also this hour: Noel Candelaria, president of the Texas State Teachers Association, talks about where the state ranks nationally on teacher pay, how much the pay increases recently passed in the legislature might actually help teachers, and about improving school safety.

Then, Atlantic hurricane season begins tomorrow. Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo talks about preparing the region. And we learn how parents of special needs children can be better prepared for disaster.

Plus, we discuss The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week’s news.

And Walt Whitman was born 200 years ago today. We revisit some conversations with a local scholar who discovered some previously unknown works by the Romantic poet.

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