City of Houston

ShotSpotter program effectiveness questioned by Houston City Council members

Posted on · A year into the city's 5-year, $3.5 million contract with ShotSpotter, a sensor system that alerts law enforcement when a gunshot is detected, Amy Peck says the "jury is still out" on whether the program can be considered successful.

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Gunfire-detection technology (Aug. 3, 2023)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: We revisit the city’s contract with ShotSpotter, technology that detects shots fired and informs police so they can investigate. Some say it contributes to slowed response times for other emergencies.

Inwood Detention Groundbreaking


Construction to start soon on Inwood Forest flood-mitigation project in Northwest Houston

Posted on · Federal hazard mitigation funding is being used to convert an old golf course into 12 interconnected detention basins, which are expected to reduce flooding risks for more than 4,400 nearby residential and commercial structures.

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What’s on the ballot for Election Day, and preparing to argue before the Supreme Court (Nov. 2, 2021)

Posted on · On Tuesday's show: We learn about what's on the ballot this Election Day, a conversation with City Council Member Amy Peck, what it's like to argue before the U.S. Supreme Court, and commemorating loved ones...under the sea.

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What New CDC Guidelines Mean For Houston (March 9, 2021)

Posted on · On Tuesday's show: The implications of the CDC's new guidelines for life in Houston, HISD’s Interim Superintendent is leaving, City Council Member Amy Peck answers your questions, and we discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected public health and communities of color one year later.

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Tuesday’s Show: Unintended Consequences Of School Security Policies, And Council Member Amy Peck (Feb. 11, 2020)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: We discuss some unintended consequences of school security measures, City Council Member Amy Peck answers your questions, a UH expert says gradual economic growth is nothing to be afraid of, and we learn about an early pioneer of forensic science.