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.

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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.

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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 approve […]

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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 […]

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Seriously Now — is Texas Really in Play This Election?

Posted on · Six weeks ago the Washington Post unveiled a poll on the U.S. presidential race, which found Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton neck and neck in Texas. It was, frankly, hard to believe. No other major poll had shown such a result. So, we brought the paper’s polling manager on to explain the methodology used. Then, we […]

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Texas Election Survey and Grace Hopper Conference: Thursday’s Show (October 20, 2016)

Posted on · Six weeks ago the Washington Post unveiled a poll on the U.S. presidential race, which found Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton neck and neck in Texas. It was, frankly, hard to believe. No other major poll had shown such a result. So, we brought the paper’s polling manager on to explain the methodology used. Then, we […]

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Could Texas Really Be Up for Grabs in the 2016 Presidential Race?

Posted on · On Monday (Sept. 5, 2016), the Washington Post unveiled a new poll on the U.S. presidential race, which was conducted in recent weeks in all 50 states. That it found the race tightening was not too surprising. But one revelation was: that the Post’s poll, conducted in partnership with SurveyMonkey, found Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary […]

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Poll Suggests Texas In Play in Presidential Race: Friday’s Show (September 9, 2016)

Posted on · On Monday (Sept. 5, 2016), the Washington Post unveiled a new poll on the U.S. presidential race, which was conducted in recent weeks in all 50 states. That it found the race tightening was not too surprising. But one revelation was: that the Post’s poll, conducted in partnership with SurveyMonkey, found Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary […]