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What Will HCC Do With 350+ Acres of Undeveloped Property?

Posted on · About a year ago, The Houston Chronicle began an investigation into unused properties owned by Houston Community College. The newspaper found HCC owned more than 350 acres of undeveloped property and redirected millions of dollars in bond money in recent years to buy multiple tracts. Maggie Martin sat down with the paper’s higher education reporter, […]

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HCC Property and FCC Commissioner: Monday’s Show (May 23, 2016)

Posted on · About a year ago, the Houston Chronicle began an investigation into unused properties owned by Houston Community College. The newspaper found HCC owned more than 350 acres of undeveloped property and redirected millions of dollars in bond money in recent years to buy multiple tracts. On this edition of Houston Matters, Maggie Martin sits down […]

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UT in Houston: Is the Opposition Just a Turf War or Something More?

Posted on · According to the University of Texas, which has purchased more than 300 acres in southwest Houston, the University of Houston has declined UT’s invitation to be part of a task force to plan how the land may be used. UH officials aren’t happy about UT’s planned expansion into Houston, which UT characterizes as an opportunity […]

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UT Expansion in Houston, and Teaching Tacos: Thursday’s Show (February 11, 2016)

Posted on · According to the University of Texas, which has purchased more than 300 acres in southwest Houston, the University of Houston has declined UT’s invitation to be part of a task force to plan how the land may be used. UH officials aren’t happy about UT’s planned expansion into Houston, which UT characterizes as an opportunity to […]

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Battles Over School Funding, Campus Carry and Grier Stepping down: The Year in Houston Education for 2015

Posted on · From legislative and judicial battles over school funding in Texas, to debate on area college campuses over how to implement the state’s new campus carry law, to oral arguments (again) before the Supreme Court over the use of affirmative action in college admissions, there were a lot of big developments in education here in Houston […]

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The Year in Education, Philip Glass, and The Full Menu: Tuesday’s show (December 22, 2015)

Posted on · From legislative and judicial battles over school funding in Texas, to debate on area college campuses over how to implement the state’s new campus carry law, to oral arguments (again) before the Supreme Court over the use of affirmative action in college admissions, there were a lot of big developments in education here in Houston […]

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Can Houston Support Another Med School?

Posted on · The University of Houston recently announced intentions to launch a new medical school by 2019, which it intends says will serve pockets of the city underserved by Houston’s otherwise expansive medical community. Those pockets could include the Third Ward and areas around the UH central campus. However, some — including Houston Chronicle higher education reporter Ben Wermund […]

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Renewable Energy, Smoking Age and Red Pearl: Tuesday’s Show (November 10, 2015)

Posted on · The Texas Renewable Energy Industry Alliance is a non-profit that promotes the clean energy industry in Texas. Starting tomorrow (Nov. 11, 2015), the group hosts GridNEXT, a conference focused on how renewable energy sources can integrate into the current distribution system. On this edition of Houston Matters, we talk with Mark Sanders, the alliance’s executive director, about […]