Houston Matters

Former Mayor Annise Parker Looks Back

Posted on · After a semester at Harvard, former Houston Mayor Annise Parker has returned to town to join the faculty at Rice. A few months – and 1800 miles – can offer anyone some perspective. Now that she's back, we ask Parker to review her six years as Mayor.

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Teacher Appraisal, Mayor Parker, and Storm Stories: Wednesday’s show (May 11, 2016)

Posted on · Last month, the Association of Professional Educators announced a petition to challenge the state's planned updated appraisal system tying teacher evaluation scores to student performance on standardized tests. That announcement followed a lawsuit brought by the Texas State Teachers Association, seeking to invalidate part of the new evaluation system being planned by Texas Education Commissioner […]

Good, Bad and Ugly

Prop. 2 Lawsuit, Campus Carry and a Texting Ban: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · From a lawsuit alleging the wording on Proposition 2 (the recent ballot measure regarding term limits for elected city officials) was misleading, to students discussing how campus carry might affect the University of Houston, to Mayor Annise Parker saying she wants the City Council to consider a texting and driving ban: our rotating panel of […]