Laurie Johnson-Ramirez

Laurie Johnson-Ramirez

Posted on · Laurie Johnson-Ramirez leads news coverage for Houston Public Media across broadcast and digital platforms. Ramirez is a native Houstonian who started her career at Houston Public Media in 2002. Before becoming News Director, Ramirez held the position of Executive Producer for Daily News, leading daily and breaking news coverage, helping reporters craft and sharpen their […]


Houston to Get Its Own Mardi Gras Celebration in 2012

Posted on · Another year of Mardi Gras celebrations have come and gone for the city of Galveston. The event drew thousands to the island, and is always a major boost to the local economy. But next year Houston will be getting in on the action. The first annual Houston Mardi Gras is set to kick off in February 2012. Wendy Siegle has more on what this means for the city.

The Front Row

The Front Row, Tuesday, 09/29/2009

Posted on · Maestro Larry Rachleff talks about the season-opening concerts by the Shepherd School Symphony and Shepherd School Chamber Orchestra, both of which he will conduct this weekend at Rice University. And we meet Obie-Award-winning playwright and director, Ain Gordon, and Tony-Award-nominated actress, Veanne Cox, the lone cast member of Mr. Gordon's latest theatrical performance-piece, A Disaster Begins, in which a woman recalls her experience of the decimation of Galveston Island by the Hurricane of 1900...


Friday June 23rd, 2006

Posted on · Judge says some Halliburton lawsuit filings will stay private to avoid endangering U.S. troops…Anadarko buying Kerr-McGee and Western Gas Resources in deals worth more than $21 billion…Six Flags may sell or close Splashtown… A judge today ruled Halliburton can avoid public release of sensitive documents in a lawsuit filed on behalf of truckers hurt or […]


Friday January 6th, 2006

Posted on · Gasoline prices creeping up again…Former Dynegy employees receive prison time; Duke Energy trader will not be re-tried…National unemployment rate dips by one-tenth of a percent… Gasoline prices were back on the rise this week after a one-week decline. The weekly AAA Texas survey found the statewide average retail price of self-serve regular gasoline climbed six […]