Criminal Justice

Bills To Combat Sweltering Prison Conditions Back In Texas Legislature Despite Past Legal Battle

Posted on · The House Committee on Corrections is considering several bills that would address the temperature issues in these facilities by installing climate-control systems, air-conditioning and modernized infrastructure.

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Conversations We’re Thankful For: Wednesday’s Show (November 25, 2015)

Posted on · Each day on Houston Matters, we, the producers of this program, are tasked with examining the issues, ideas, people, places and events that define Greater Houston. We're thankful to have the opportunity to bring you what we believe is a valuable service for the region. We're also thankful we have each other to bounce ideas […]

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Would Houston Exist Without Air Conditioning?

Posted on · Houston's summers can be oppressively hot and muggy. That's why most Houstonians crank up the A/C from June through Septmeber, if not most of the rest of the year too. It might not be the most energy-efficient way to go, but many see central air as an absolute must here. Of course, a century ago, […]

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Bribery, Air Conditioning and Juneteenth at 150: Friday’s Show (June 19, 2015)

Posted on · Back in 1977, Congress passed the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. It stipulates companies can be held liable for unethical actions like bribery conducted by a foreign subsidiary or a contractor. Tom Fox, an attorney who specializes in corporate compliance with the FCPA, says Houston is at “the epicenter of the FCPA enforcement world.” On this […]