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Change to Death Records Law Aims to Help Families of Immigrants

Posted on · Legislation signed into law in June makes death records of unidentified people in Texas public information after a year. Previously, all death records were confidential for 25 years. The change only applies to unidentified remains. Human rights advocates say the measure is a good start to addressing a bigger issue, especially for border counties in […]

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Near Northside Housing and Graffiti Culture: Wednesday’s Show (September 9, 2015)

Posted on · Houston's Near Northside neighborhood is home to some new “affordable” housing projects, both apartments and homes, for low-income Houstonians to purchase with subsidies. But are the homes really all that affordable? We learn more about the projects on today’s Houston Matters, from Mary Lawler, Executive Director of the Avenue Community Development Corporation.