Houston Matters

Flood Relief and Revisiting Blue Bell One Year Later

Posted on · A Flash Flood Watch remains in effect in the Houston area until 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, as some areas in Greater Houston may receive 2-to-4 more inches of rain (and perhaps more, depending on the speed of storms today and tonight). Meanwhile, the region is beginning to get a fuller picture of the damage wrought by the […]

Houston Matters

Former Blue Bell Employees Speak Out

Posted on · Over the weekend, the Houston Chronicle ran an investigative report examining long-term safety and sanitation issues at Blue Bell ice cream’s flagship Brehnam plant. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says tainted Blue Bell products have sickened at least 13 people since 2010. Among them, three died after being hospitalized with other illnesses. Chronicle investigative […]

Good, Bad and Ugly

Blue Bell Recall and Pulitzer Awards: The Good, The Bad and the Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · We take up the notion of teaching to the test in this week’s edition of The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, as our “non-expert panel” (Lisa Falkenberg, Fred Goodall, and Vlad Davidiuk) considers the good, bad, and ugly of the STAAR exams, and some Houston parents refusing to allow their kids to take the […]