Health & Science

Mayor Sylvester Turner Mandates Masks For City Employees, Despite Gov. Greg Abbott’s Ban

Posted on · In an internal memo, Turner directed all city employees who can "medically tolerate" a face covering to wear one while on city premises in areas where it’s difficult to maintain social distancing. The mandate is effective Wednesday.

Education News

With School Openings Near, Parents And Teachers Say State Leaders Have Stripped Them Of Weapons Against COVID-19

Posted on · Public health experts and medical professionals are sounding the alarm over the highly transmissible delta variant of COVID-19. The governor has stood firm on his ban against masking mandates in schools.

Immigration

‘Unconstitutional And Fascist’ — Advocates Respond To Gov. Abbott’s Order Restricting Migrant Transport

Posted on · The order allows law enforcement to stop, reroute, or impound any vehicle that they reasonably suspect may be violating the order. The governor’s order did not detail what constitutes reasonable suspicion.

Houston Matters

Why Houstonians And Texans Are Struggling More During The Pandemic (July 29, 2021)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: An analysis of Census Bureau data shows 54 percent of Houstonians saw a drop in employment since the beginning of the pandemic. That's higher than the rest of the state -- and the rest of the country.