Politics

Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo Blasts Harris County Judges, Leadership In Press Conference After Miami Job Announcement

Posted on · With violent crime increasing in the city, Acevedo called the current criminal justice system in Houston "a failure," blaming judges, the district attorney, and "people who run the county that don’t care enough to actually fight back.”

Criminal Justice

Houston Mayor Turner Looks To Add More Police, Raise Firefighter Pay With Federal Stimulus

Posted on · The mayor said he would add a sixth HPD cadet class in next year's budget to help address a "significant uptick in violence" throughout Houston, and that he would propose the firefighter raise "with or without" input from the union.

Houston Matters

Law Enforcement Leaders Address Growing Violent Crime In Greater Houston (Nov. 20, 2020)

Posted on · On Friday's show: HPD Chief Art Acevedo and Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez address rising violent crime, a city program helps musicians harmed by the pandemic, The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week's news, and a new exhibit hall opens at the MFAH.

Houston Matters

How The Pandemic’s Affecting Our Children (Oct. 22, 2020)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: Addressing an increase in violent crime, how the pandemic's affecting the social development of kids, and staging socially-distanced theatre in people's backyards.