Houston Matters

Big Data’s Prospects for Big Results

Posted on · They say everything’s bigger in Texas. But does that apply to data, too? Rice University Statistics Professor Genevera Allen sees great potential in identifying patterns, trends and associations in “big data” that could have implications for human behavior and health. All we need are the tools to crunch that data. But just what do we […]

Houston Matters

Improving Cyber Security for Houston Businesses

Posted on · We discuss cyber security in Houston. We’ll learn about a Greater Houston task force seeking to inform Houston area businesses and IT professionals about basic cyber security awareness and protection options. Task force members will lead a panel discussion on the subject at the Doubletree by Hilton Houston Downtown tomorrow.

Education News

Data: Texas Schools With Distinctions 2013

Posted on · How good is your child's school? Check here if your school earned a "distinction" from the state for 2012-13. Schools can earn distinctions in three areas: math, reading/English language arts and if the school ranks in the top 25 percent when comparing its students' progress to progress at other peer schools.


Is Your Neighborhood Park Accessible?

Posted on · This NPR interactive project is about a growing national movement — and a new federal mandate — to build playgrounds that are designed to include children with disabilities. Enter an address and find an accessibile playground in your area.


Map: Vehicle Fatalities in Texas

Posted on · While annual vehicle fatalities are declining in Texas, thousands of people still die on the road. Each dot on this interactive map represents a fatal accident. Search a particular address, or use the arrow button to position the map to your location.