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Full Show: Harris Co. Judge Hidalgo Addresses Residents’ Concerns, And Our Complicated Relationship With Plastics (June 19, 2019)

On Wednesday’s Houston Matters: Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo discusses concerns of residents, HISD pay raises, our weekly political roundup, our complicated relationship with plastics, and life in Texas after the Civil War.

On Wednesday’s Houston Matters: Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo discusses some of the issues county residents are concerned about — such as disaster preparation, transportation, and air quality — as indicated in a survey the judge conducted since taking office in January.

And, last night, HISD trustees delayed their vote on next year’s budget until June 27. Part of the reasons for the delay concerned plans to roll out pay raises. Houston Chronicle reporter Jacob Carpenter walks us through the latest.

Also this hour: We discuss the latest developments in politics and government in our weekly political roundup. Then, we delve into Houston’s complicated relationship with plastics and recycling them.

And today is Juneteenth. So, we revisit a recent conversation about what life was like for freed slaves in Houston after The Civil War.

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