Lisa Johnson, in front of her and Maria Perez's home, shortly after it was flooded by the Addicks Reservoir during Hurricane Harvey

Flooding

Addicks and Barker residents have two months left to sue the federal government over Harvey floods. So far, less than half have chosen to.

Posted on · The statute of limitations on suing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for illegally taking homeowners’ property rights during the storm is six years. That deadline is August 28.

A subdivision on Langham Creek flooded by the Addicks Reservoir during Hurricane Harvey.

Below the Waterlines

Five years after Harvey, a solution to the flood threat from the Addicks and Barker Reservoirs remains a long way off

Posted on · The most popular solution to the flooding threat from the Addicks and Barker Reservoirs is a massive underground stormwater tunnel. It would cost billions of dollars and remains more than a decade away from the start of construction.

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Houston Matters

How the Inflation Reduction Act might affect Houston (Aug. 9, 2022)

Posted on · On Tuesday's show: Analyzing the climate change provision in the Inflation Reduction Act and how it might affect Houston. Questions for Mayor Pro-Tem Dave Martin. A gardening expert answers your questions. And addressing problems Hurricane Harvey exposed with area reservoirs.

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Friday’s Show: Compensation For Reservoir Damages, And Your Worst Date (Feb. 14, 2020)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: How homeowners flooded by the Addicks and Barker Reservoirs should be compensated, Houstonians share stories of their worst dates, The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week's news, and a visit to Interfaith Ministries' Meals on Wheels program.

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Full Show: Mayoral Race Poll, And The Week In Politics (Sept. 25, 2019)

Posted on · On Wednesday's Houston Matters: Results of a voter poll on the mayoral race, our weekly political roundup, an update on the state of local dams and reservoirs, and a new book helps children deal with their emotions.

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Full Show: Reservoir Lawsuit, And Remembering Capella Tucker (May 6, 2019)

Posted on · On Monday's Houston Matters: Homeowners have their case heard against the Army Corps of Engineers, problems addressing food deserts in Houston, bringing the Internet to deep space, and remembering our former colleague Capella Tucker.

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