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Full Show: Lesser Election Races to Watch, and a Victim’s Definition of Justice (Oct. 9, 2018)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: We examine financial issues facing Crosby ISD. Then, we learn why oil and gas companies are flaring so much gas in West Texas. Plus, We learn about some of the less talked about local races in the 2018 midterm election. Then, Houston writer Lacy M. Johnson talks about her definition of justice. And we help you improve your public speaking.

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Full Show: Lizzie Pannill Fletcher Candidate Interview, and Life On A Boys Ranch (Sept.11, 2018)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: Democratic Congressional hopeful Lizzie Pannill Fletcher answers listener questions. Former Congressman Bill Sarpalius talks about growing up on a boys ranch. And a festival celebrates black composers.

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Full Show: Mexico Trade Deal, And Todd Litton Candidate Interview (Aug 28, 2018)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: We examine what the new, tentative trade deal with Mexico could mean for Houston. We continue our series of candidate interviews with Todd Litton, who's running for Congressional District 2. Then, local comedians discuss the fine art of being funny in a politically correct world. And Julie Beasley talks about her children's book, H is for Harvey.

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Texas Has Its Field of Candidates For The 2018 Primaries

Posted on · The field for the 2018 elections crystallized Monday evening when Texas' month-long candidate filing period came to a relatively quiet close, and U.S. Rep. Blake Farenthold is under more pressure after The New York Times published a report in which former staffers alleged the congressman bullied aides and had a volatile temper

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Candidate Interview: Devon Anderson for Harris County District Attorney

Posted on · With the November election fast approaching and early voting around the corner, we devote time over the next few weeks to two key races in Harris County for Sheriff and District Attorney, and offer you a chance to talk directly with candidates vying for your vote. Today, we welcome your questions for Harris County District Attorney Devon […]

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New PAC Hopes to Raise Up More Latino Candidates in Houston and Across Texas

Posted on · Hispanic residents account for roughly 40 percent of the Texas population. Yet politically, Latinos as a group tend to punch well below their weight. Luis Elizondo-Thomson is trying to change that. Last August, he formed the Latino Texas Political Action Committee — or Latino Texas PAC. News 88.7 politics and government reporter Andrew Schneider asked Elizondo-Thomson […]

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In Some Races the Primary Election Might Be More Interesting Than the General Election

Posted on · Early voting begins this week for a March primary election which will determine the major party candidates for a number of statewide offices. While it’s clear who both Republicans and Democrats will put forward for Governor, the Lieutenant Governor’s race appears up for grabs. We learn about that and other offices for which the primary […]

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Who Are Houston’s Nine Mayoral Candidates?

Posted on · You may well know the name of Houston’s mayor. You may know the name of one of the candidates running against her in next month’s election. But odds are very good you don’t know all nine. Yes – you read that right – there are nine people on the ballot running for mayor. And we […]

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Houston Matters for Mon., Oct. 14, 2013

Posted on · You may well know the name of Houston’s mayor. You may know the name of one of the candidates running against her in next month’s election. But odds are very good you don’t know all nine. Yes – you read that right – there are nine people on the ballot running for mayor. And we […]