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Full Show: Crosby ISD Audit, And The Political Roundup (Feb. 20, 2019)

Posted on · On Wednesday's Houston Matters: An audit of Crosby ISD, our weekly political roundup, answers to your questions about bugs and insects, and improving the relationship between journalists and activists.

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A Houston Entomologist Fields Your Insect Questions

Posted on · (Above: A monarch butterfly. Image Courtesy of Texan by Nature) Dare to step outside of your air-conditioned world, and you’ll find Houston offers a unique ecosystem, filled with interesting, creepy crawly things – insects of all manner of size and shape. Ever see one of our many-legged insect friends and wonder: “Just what is that thing?” We […]

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METRO’s Long-Term Plan, and the City Hall Farmers Market: Tuesday’s Show (March 7, 2017)

Posted on · METRO is working on a long-term regional transportation plan that lists off projects it wants to do in the coming years. How will these projects be paid for? That may be up to voters this year. On this edition of Houston Matters, we talk with METRO Chair Carrin Patman about what METRO has in store. And she fields […]

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Refugee Resettlement and Uncovering Frost Town: Houston Matters Weekend for October 29, 2016

Posted on · On Sept. 30, 2016, Gov. Greg Abbott announced Texas was officially pulling out of the national program to resettle refugees, making good on an earlier threat to withdraw if the Obama administration didn’t accept changes to the program the state demanded, citing security concerns. Gov. Abbott’s statement said the state wanted refugees better vetted on whether […]

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What’s Threatening the Monarch Butterfly?

Posted on · Former First Lady Laura Bush is calling on Texans to improve the habitat for monarch butterflies. Mrs. Bush founded a statewide initiative called Texan by Nature, a community-run conservation effort. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is currently studying the monarch to determine if it should be listed under the Endangered Species Act. By some estimates, […]

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Why Do Roaches Have to Exist? Houston Entomologist Answers Your Bug Questions

Posted on · Dare to step outside of your air-conditioned world and you’ll find Houston offers a unique ecosystem, filled with interesting, creepy crawly things — insects of all sizes and shapes. Ever see one of our many-legged insect friends and wonder: “Just what is that thing?” We try to shed some entomological light on the situation with […]

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Answering Your Questions About Houston’s Bugs and Insects

Posted on · We welcome your questions about the wonderful and varied world of insects here in Houston. As the weather warms up, you might have spotted a few more creepy crawly creatures out and about — or on your windshield. Ever wondered “just what is that?” Well, we pose that — and all your bug-related questions — to […]

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Houston Matters for Wed., Nov. 13, 2013

Posted on · There are a lot of paths to a quality education. While many may go straight from high school to a four year college, others enter the work force, or the military for a time, and then may return to school. Some attend trade schools or community colleges. Some never pursue higher education. An initiative launched […]