Posted on · On Tuesday's show: We learn what millions of dollars being invested in Houston’s airports will mean for air travelers in the future. Then, Houston City Council Member Sallie Alcorn answers questions about issues facing the city. And a longtime city planner reflects on how cities take shape and how that's changing.
Posted on · On Monday's show: A massive sale of oil and gas leases in the Gulf of Mexico last year has been invalidated, and a new study examines whether taxpayers in the city may be paying for more than they receive in services from the county.
Posted on · Ruth López Turley will officially take over after current director Bill Fulton steps down in June 2022.
Posted on · On Monday's show: What this weekend's temporary ruling from the state's highest court means in the battle over mask mandates, a new podcast examines the deadly power failure six months ago, how to disaster-proof new development in the city, and an update on local sports.
Posted on · On Thursday's show: Defining when exactly the eventual finish line of the COVID-19 pandemic is, what our priorities should be once we get there, plus the uncertain early days of SpaceX, and saving the River Oaks Theater.
Posted on · Experts in urban research and infectious diseases discuss the impact of COVID-19 on Houston’s economy and the sharp increase of cases in the city.
Posted on · Bill Fulton of Rice University’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research tells Houston Matters about his book, which is a collection of his writing while serving in small-town politics.
Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: HISD's board meets tonight to discuss a plan to fix ten failing schools. And a Texas redistricting case goes before the US Supreme Court. Then, a former politician shares the lessons he learned working in small-town government. And comedian Lewis Black reminds us why he once called Houston "the end of the universe."
Posted on · Mayor Sylvester Turner leads the group, which also includes the Kinder Institute.
Posted on · There was a lot of hand-wringing last year when the major investment services downgraded the City of Houstonâs credit rating, citing growing unfunded pension liabilities as a major reason for the move. Well, a year later, Mayor Sylvester Turner has secured an agreement with two of the cityâs three classifications of city workers â municipal […]
Posted on · What would it take to make some 100,000 unemployed young Houstonians more successful and prosperous? The answer: interventions that target educational development. What does that mean? We find out from Bill Fulton, director of Rice University's Kinder Institute for Urban Research. His organization, along with JP Morgan Chase, has released a new report on what's […]
Posted on · In 2011, Houston Mayor Annise Parker established a police oversight board to review internal investigations at the Houston Police Department. But some have complained the board doesn't have any real teeth, with its volunteer members and lack of a budget. On this edition of Houston Matters we talk with one of the members of the […]
Posted on · Last week (Aug. 9, 2016), Rice University's Kinder Institute for Urban Research released a report highlighting the current financial state of Houston's pensions. The report lays out why the city's unfunded liabilities are growing, and offers options for reform (though it does not make any recommendations about those options). We discuss the report with Bill […]
Posted on · Last week (August 9, 2016), Rice University's Kinder Institute for Urban Research released a report highlighting the current financial state of Houston's pensions. The report lays out why the city's unfunded liabilities are growing, and offers options for reform (though it does not make any recommendations about those options). On this edition of Houston Matters, […]
Posted on · The Urban Land Institute, after calling Houston the No. 1 real estate market to watch last year, says we're No. 30 this year. That represents the biggest drop for any city on ULI's list. What happened? Why are we no longer a market to watch? We talk it over, and what — if anything — […]