Posted on · The Houston congressman describes market reforms in Cuba as limited so far, but says he encountered a great deal of enthusiasm among ordinary Cubans at the prospect of doing business with the United States.
Posted on · U.S. reps. Henry Cuellar, (D-Laredo), and Blake Farenthold, (R-Corpus Christi), have introduced the Correcting Unfair Benefits for Aliens (CUBA) Act, which would strip Cuban immigrants of their special status.
Posted on · Research from Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy is offering new solutions to better protect the Houston-Galveston region from the impact of future hurricanes and storms. On this edition of Houston Matters, we talk with three researchers about the legal implications of the proposals, the costs and benefits of each, and how climate change […]
Posted on · The normalization of U.S. relations with Cuba might have significant repercussions for Greater Houston’s Cuban-American population, as well as — in time — our community’s economy, particularly if the trade embargo is ultimately lifted. We discuss the ramifications of last week’s announcement with political scientist Mark Jones from Rice University. We also hear from Dr. […]
Posted on · Former Houston Mayor Bob Lanier passed away Saturday at the age of 89. Affectionately known as "Mayor Bob," Lanier served as mayor from 1992 to 1998. Bill White served as Mayor of Houston from 2004 to 2010, and on this edition of Houston Matters he joins us to share his memories of Lanier. Then: According […]