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Surprise Medical Bills and Austin City Limits Turns 40: Houston Matters for Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014

Posted on · It seems straight-forward enough: With most health insurance plans, if you’re treated by a doctor in your plan’s network, the cost of that treatment will be less than if you see someone outside the network. So, if you need to go to the emergency room, it would stand to reason you’re better off going to […]

Good, Bad and Ugly

Houston Home Sales, HISD Literacy Plans, & Reasons Not to Move to Austin? The Good, The Bad & The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · An all-time high in Houston home sales, modifying HISD’s literacy plans, and reasons not to move to Austin? It’s The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Houston news. Our panel of decided non-experts this week are: Kyrie O’Connor of the Houston Chronicle, Dianah Dulany of ComedySportz Houston, and Frederick J. Goodall, author of parenting […]

Houston Matters

How to Talk Like a Texan

Posted on · Happy Halloween y'all! On today's show we discuss how to talk like a Texan. Specifically, we'll explore words, phrases, and dialects that are more common in Texas than elsewhere, and we'll discuss variations on word usage and accents from one area of Texas to another. We welcome your questions for folklorist and UH English Professor […]


Intentional Plane Crash Targeting IRS Office in Austin

Posted on · The fire caused by a small plane crash into an IRS office building on Research Blvd. this morning has been contained. Two people in the building were injured. One has been taken to the Brooke Army Medical Center burn unit in San Antonio. The other person is being treated at University Medical Center, Brackenridge. One person remains missing. Mose Buchele was at the scene.


Back to Work: Lawmakers Begin Special Session Today

Posted on · State lawmakers are in Austin this morning, ready for the start of the special legislative session called by Governor Rick Perry. As Jack Williams reports, it could be a brief reunion at the State Capitol, with only three issues to consider.


Business Tax Stimulus Clash

Posted on · In Austin, the Texas House has given initial approval to a bill that would exempt about forty-thousand small businesses from paying the state's business tax. Eliminating this tax has been a priority for just about every lawmaker this session. Ben Philpott reports from Austin.