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Mail-in ballots being rejected, and your favorite love songs (Feb. 14, 2022)

On Monday’s show: Why hundreds of mail-in ballots in Texas are being returned to voters, making Texas roads and highways safer, Houstonians share their favorite love songs, and an update on sports.


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On Monday’s Houston Matters: Hundreds of mail-in ballots in Texas are being returned to voters because they don't comply with the state’s new voting law. We learn what aspects of the ballots are running afoul of the new law.

Also this hour: State transportation officials have been trying for years to find ways to reduce the number of deaths on Texas roadways. In 2021, 4,400 were killed, the second-highest body count ever, and the highest since the advent of seat belt laws. What's going on? Why does this keep getting worse? And what would genuinely make a difference?

Then, to celebrate Valentine’s Day, Houstonians share their favorite love songs in the latest installment of the Houston Matters Mixtape.

And Jeff Balke updates us on Houston sports.

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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