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Full Show: HISD’s Accountability Grades, Mounted Police Units, And Stevie Ray Vaughan Biography (Aug. 15, 2019)

On Thursday’s Houston Matters: We examine HISD’s latest accountability ratings. We discuss the history and relevance of mounted police units. We meet the authors of a new biography about Stevie Ray Vaughan. We learn the history of Houston’s downtown tunnels. And developer Gerald Hines reflects on his contributions to the city’s skyline.

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On Thursday’s Houston Matters: The Texas Education Agency has given HISD a “B” grade for its 290 schools for the 2018-2019 academic year. News 88.7's Laura Isensee walks us through the scores and what they mean for the district’s future.

Also this hour: In the wake of a controversial photo in Galveston, we discuss the history of mounted police units and whether they’re still needed.

Then, authors of a new biography about Stevie Ray Vaughan called Texas Flood talk about what made the famed artist so unique and beloved.

Plus, we learn about the history of Houston’s downtown tunnels. And real estate developer Gerald Hines reflects on his contributions to the city’s skyline.

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