Houston Matters

Hidalgo staffers indicted, Council Member Mary Nan Huffman, and Afghan interpreters (April 12, 2022)

Posted on · On Tuesday's show: Two senior staffers for Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo and one former one have been indicted in connection with a COVID-19 vaccine outreach contract. Plus: City Council Member Mary Nan Huffman answers your questions. And we hear from a Houstonian who served as an interpreter for U.S. forces in his native Afghanistan.

Immigration

Houston resettlement agencies raising $8.5 million to help resettle Afghan evacuees

Posted on · Along with providing basic needs, the collaborative also plans to provide Afghan evacuees with medical care, counseling, and job readiness training.

Houston Matters

Resettling Afghan Refugees In Houston (Aug. 20, 2021)

Posted on · On Friday's show: A COVID update from the city's health authority, the process of resettling Afghan refugees in Houston, The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week, and how a local teacher used dance videos to help him connect with students – and went viral in the process.

The Afghanistan Withdrawal

An Afghan Interpreter Is On The Run From The Taliban. A Houston Veterans Group Says His Former Employer Won’t Help

Posted on · The interpreter is unable to get the visa he needs to come to the U.S. because his former employer, U.S. security contractor DynCorp, refuses to correct a mistake in his paperwork about how long he worked for the company, according to those trying to help him.