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How flood prevention in Houston has changed in the past decade (April 18, 2023)

Posted on · As Houston Matters prepares to celebrate its 10th anniversary, we continue our series of conversations about how things in the city have and have not changed in the past decade. Today, we talk with experts about past storms and efforts to minimize the effects from future floods.

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How Houston transportion has evolved in the past decade (April 13, 2023)

Posted on · As Houston Matters prepares to celebrate its 10th anniversary, we begin a series of conversations about how the Houston area has changed – or hasn’t – over the last decade. We start today with a conversation about mobility and transportation.

Good, Bad and Ugly

Katrina Anniversary and Red Light Fatalities: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · From memories of Hurricane Katrina ten years after the storm, to Harris County working on a plan to consolidate its jails, to Houston leading the nation in red-light fatalities: our panel of “non-experts” parses The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of the week’s news. This week’s panel of non-experts is comprised of: Wayne Ashley, […]

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Checking in On a Katrina Evacuee 10 Years After the Storm

Posted on · Among the many evacuees that ended up in Houston after Katrina was Terrance Veal. He and 22 relatives shared a two-bedroom apartment for six weeks. Not long after, Veal shared his story as part of the Survivor to Survivor Stories oral history project Surviving Katrina and Rita in Houston. News 88.7's Syeda Hasan caught up […]

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Displaced By Katrina, New Orleans Church Members Still Gather Today in Houston

Posted on · When Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast, people scattered. Some decided to stay in their “new towns.” In Houston, displaced members of one New Orleans church — Franklin Avenue Baptist Church — created a new church here. News 88.7's Laurie Johnson reports.

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Houston Chronicle Photographers Recall Covering the Chaos After Katrina

Posted on · Ten years ago this weekend, Katrina made landfall. The category three hurricane and its ensuing flooding devastated New Orleans and other communities along the Gulf Coast. More than a thousand people died. Tens of thousands more were displaced. A slow response from emergency managers and public officials made matters worse. As awful as it was […]

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Remembering Katrina: Friday’s Show (August 28, 2015)

Posted on · Ten years ago this weekend, Hurricane Katrina made landfall along the Gulf Coast. On this edition of Houston Matters, we look back. We hear the accounts of Houston Chronicle photographers Melissa Phillip and Brett Coomer, recalling the lead-up to Katrina, the storm itself and the aftermath. They were at the New Orleans Superdome and the […]

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