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Guns

Harris County gun buybacks get nearly $1.1 million in funding from commissioners

Posted on · Up to eight gun buyback events will be held by the county, potentially starting in November, that aim to reduce instances of gun violence and gun-related deaths. They'll be structured similarly to a buyback event held in Houston in August.

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Bail bond reform measure fails, and electric vehicles in Houston (March 11, 2022)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: We learn why a measure that would have set a minimum down payment recquired in order to bond out of jail on certain offenses failed to pass, we discuss where the infrastructre stands for electric vehicles in Houston, and we learn about a new exhibit on the life of Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Politics

It’s primary election day in Texas. Here’s what you need to know about the top statewide races

Posted on · Tuesday is the day Texans will decide who will be their party’s nominee in the November 2022 general election. At the top of the ticket are races for Texas governor and attorney general.

Politics

Harris County Leaders Agree To Cut Property Taxes By 3%, Avoiding A Possible Quorum Break

Posted on · Republican commissioners Jack Cagle and Tom Ramsey had threatened to break quorum the day of the vote, forcing the tax rate to revert to an even lower level, but ultimately reached a deal on a 3% cut.

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HISD Superintendent Millard House II On Mask Mandates & Education Amid COVID (Aug. 10, 2021)

Posted on · House says the district will weigh a mask mandate, which would put the state's largest district at odds with an order from Gov. Greg Abbott. The superintendent joins us to discuss that and other issues facing HISD.

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How Foreign Policy Changes Under Pres. Biden Might Affect Houston (Dec. 8, 2020)

Posted on · On Tuesday's show: We discuss how potential US foreign policy changes in the new Biden administration might affect Houston, Harris County Commissioner Adrian Garcia answers your questions, we discuss the latest school rankings, and we learn about The Alley Theatre's virtual presentation of A Christmas Carol.