Election 2020

2 Texas Polls Split On Statewide Support For Trump, Biden

Posted on · Rice University political scientist Bob Stein told Houston Matters host Craig Cohen on Tuesday that the split results are the result of methodology differences combined with a tighter-than-usual race in Texas.

Politics

Turner Leads Houston’s Mayoral Race And Voters Support METRO Bond, HPM-KHOU 11 Poll Finds

Posted on · More than one-third of respondents say they'll vote for incumbent Sylvester Turner -- though even more of them give the city of Houston a poor grade on flood control and road maintenance.

Houston Matters

Full Show: Health Care Merger, and Rep. Culberson Candidate Interview (Oct. 2, 2018)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: We take a closer look at the proposed merger between Memorial Hermann and Baylor Scott & White. Then, Rep. John Culberson of Congressional District 7 answers your questions. Plus, we learn what makes Houston a difficult place to conduct polls. And we reflect on the Battle of Gonzales.

Houston Matters

Should the Plan to Repurpose the Astrodome Be Put Up for a Vote?

Posted on · Earlier this month (Feb. 14, 2017), Harris County Judge Ed Emmett said the county's putting on hold a comprehensive study of facilities at the NRG complex, including NRG Stadium, NRG Arena, and – yep – the Astrodome. Why? Because state lawmakers may take up a bill this session that would require Harris County voters to […]

Houston Matters

With a Pension Plan Decided, How Does Houston Sell It to the Legislature?

Posted on · A couple of weeks ago (Oct. 26, 2016), the Houston City Council passed a resolution of support for Mayor Sylvester Turner's proposal to reform the city's pensions system. As News 88.7 reported, the deal includes $2.5 billion in benefit reductions, changes to annual cost of living adjustments and increased employee contributions. Mayor Turner says the […]