Houston Matters

Preparing for Ukrainian refugees in Houston (March 28, 2022)

Posted on · On Monday's show: How a Houston nonprofit is preparing to welcome Ukrainian refugees, NASA opens a long-sealed container of moon rocks, fighting gridlock in the quest to stop climate change, and an update on Houston sports.

Politics

The new Harris County precinct map sets up a four-way Democratic primary to challenge Commissioner Jack Cagle

Posted on · Former civil court judge Lesley Briones, former state representative Gina Calanni, former county elections official Ben Chou, and Alief ISD board president Ann Williams are vying for the chance to run against the longtime Republican incumbent.

Politics

Galveston County leaders are preparing to eliminate the county’s sole minority-represented precinct

Posted on · The 4-1 Republican majority on the Galveston County commissioners court is aiming to oust the sole Democratic member, Commissioner Stephen Holmes, by dismantling or diluting the Black-Hispanic coalition map of Precinct 3.

Politics

Harris County leaders adopted a map that puts a local Republican’s reelection in jeopardy

Posted on · Republican Commissioners Jack Cagle and Tom Ramsey are likely to sue to block implementation of the Ellis 3 map, which switches the two commissioners’ precincts and increases the minority population in Cagle’s new district.

Politics

Harris County commissioners battle over new county maps that would benefit Democrats

Posted on · A map proposed by Democratic Commissioner Rodney Ellis would shrink Republican Commissioner Tom Ramsey's precinct, while sandwiching most of unincorporated Harris County into Republican Commissioner Jack Cagle's precinct.