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The Latest on Flooding Around Houston

Posted on · Sustained heavy rains brought flooding to many areas of Greater Houston today (Jan. 18, 2017). The Houston Fire Department reported dozens of water rescue calls on those roads, with flooded cars. While it may shake out as less significant than the Tax Day flood — or other major weather events of recent years — we’re once again reminded […]

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Dealing With Houston’s Unique Brand of “Winter” Weather

Posted on · The recent cold snap reminds us that, while summer months here can seem interminably hot and muggy, from October through April, Houston’s weather can vary wildly. One day we’re enjoying mild seasonal temperatures; the next we’re fishing our coats out of the back of the closet, and being reminded to wrap our pipes and mind […]

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“Winter” Weather and Moderates in Politics: Houston Matters for Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014

Posted on · The recent cold snap reminds us that, while summer months here can seem interminably hot and muggy, from October through April, Houston’s weather can vary wildly. One day we’re enjoying mild seasonal temperatures; the next we’re fishing our coats out of the back of the closet, and being reminded to wrap our pipes and mind […]

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How Prepared is Houston for Severe Weather?

Posted on · As today’s cold weather and pockets of freezing rain and sleet remind us, we don’t just have to think about heat, humidity and hurricanes in southeast Texas. It’s Severe Weather Awareness Week, an opportunity to remind us all that – while we’re far from Tornado Alley – twisters can and do touch down here on occasion, and we […]

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Women at Work and Home in Houston and Severe Weather Awareness: Houston Matters for Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Posted on · Earlier this year, we examined an under-representation of women in Houston’s political landscape. (Yes, we have a woman in her third term as Mayor, but we also have just two women on Houston’s City Council right now. That’s the fewest in several years). What about other walks of life? Here in Houston, do we have […]