Politics

Texas House Passes Controversial Election Bill

Posted on · The bill passed 79-37 on second reading late Thursday night then passed 80-41 on a third reading Friday afternoon. The measure includes bans on 24-hour voting and drive-through voting.

Houston Matters

How Future Elections Will Be Different In Harris County (Nov. 10, 2020)

Posted on · On Tuesday's show: How Harris County elections will be different the next time we vote, Rep. Sylvia Garcia answers your questions, and what a Houston teenager learned from running for city council.

Election 2020

Harris County Tried To Make Voting Easier During The Pandemic. Texas Republicans Fought Every Step Of The Way

Posted on · In a bitterly contested election overlaid with the fears and risks of an uncontrolled pandemic, Harris County has become a case study in raw politics and partisan efforts to manipulate voter turnout.

Election 2020

Voters, Voting Rights Groups Sue Gov. Greg Abbott Over Order To Close Ballot Drop-off locations

Posted on · The Texas and National Leagues of United Latin American Citizens, the League of Women Voters of Texas and two Texas voters asked a federal judge in Austin to overturn the governor’s order, which forced Travis and Harris counties — two of the state’s most important Democratic strongholds — to shutter a number of drop-off sites they had already opened this week.

Election 2020

Gov. Greg Abbott Orders Counties To Reduce Ballot Drop-Off Locations, Bolstering GOP Efforts To Limit Absentee Voting Options

Posted on · Harris County, the state’s most populous and a major Democratic stronghold, had designated a dozen locations where voters could deliver their own ballots — and already began collecting them this week.

Houston Matters

Thursday’s Houston Matters: The Battle Over Mail-In Ballots In Harris County, And Preventing The Next Pandemic (Oct. 1, 2020)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: The latest in the battle over mail-in balloting in Harris County, local researchers are determined to catch the next pandemic before it spreads from animals to humans, advice for job seekers amid the pandemic, and how alligator snapping turtles came to thrive in Buffalo Bayou in the shadow of downtown.