Houston Matters

Houston’s Pensions Solutions; Could it Work for Dallas?

Posted on · Houston isn’t the only city in Texas with pension challenges. In fact, some believe at city like Dallas might be able to learn a thing or two from how Houston’s proposed to handle its unfunded pension obligations. On this edition of Houston Matters, we compare the pension debts incurred by Houston and Dallas, and discuss whether […]

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Houston’s Pension Problems, and the Future of Coal: Thursday’s Show (Feb. 23, 2017)

Posted on · Houston isn’t the only city in Texas with pension challenges. In fact, some believe at city like Dallas might be able to learn a thing or two from how Houston’s proposed to handle its unfunded pension obligations. On this edition of Houston Matters, we compare the pension debts incurred by Houston and Dallas, and discuss whether […]

Houston Matters

After the Dallas Police Attack, How Do We Ensure Future Protests are Peaceful & Safe?

Posted on · In light of the attack on Dallas police at a protest rally, we consider what we can do to ensure future protests and rallies are peaceful, that dialogue is thoughtful and that action is useful here in Houston — and across the nation — as we try to come to grips with all the violence that […]

Election 2016

Texas GOP Convention Delegates Rally Behind Apparent Nominee Donald Trump

Posted on · “And it’s sad that we didn’t get to go all the way to the convention in Cleveland and support him but, you know, most everybody has come to the realization that Trump will be the nominee for the Republican Party, and it’s a lot better choice than the alternative,” said Stephen W. Stanley, a city councilman from Garland.

Transportation

Houston-To-Dallas Bullet Train Opponents Sue TxDOT And Paxton

Posted on · A group opposed to a private firm's plans to build a bullet train stretching from Dallas to Houston has filed a lawsuit against the Texas Department of Transportation and Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton in an effort to obtain communications between the firm and state officials.

Houston Matters

The Flatlanders: A Musical Legacy Built on Serendipity

Posted on · In the early 1970s, a group of Lubbock musicians recorded an album under the name The Flatlanders. But the record was never released, and they parted ways. When the core members, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Joe Ely and Butch Hancock, went on to achieve musical success on their own there was suddenly interest in their earlier work — […]

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Houston v. Dallas and The Good, The Bad and The Ugly: Houston Matters for Friday, Oct. 10, 2014

Posted on · This week former Houston Rocket — and current Dallas Maverick — Chandler Parsons in a post-game interview following a preseason loss to the Rockets dissed Houston’s downtown, saying: “It’s cleaner (in Dallas). It’s a much, it’s just like a nicer, cleaner city than Houston. In downtown (Houston) there’s not much to do. It’s just businesses and it’s […]