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Campus Carry Revisited: Monday’s Show (October 17, 2016)

Posted on · During this fundraising week, we’re highlighting coverage of a number of important issues and developments that we’ve felt compelled to revisit time and again over the course of the last year, like pensions, the state of the oil and gas industry and efforts to mitigate traffic. Today, we review the long road area college campuses […]

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Guns in Courthouses and a Federal Judicial Backlog: Monday’s Show (September 12, 2016)

Posted on · Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton recently filed a lawsuit against Waller County over signs that ban firearms posted in its multipurpose county courthouse in Hempstead. The suit centers on an exemption in the state’s open carry law that prohibits firearms “on the premises of any government court or offices utilized by the court.” In a […]

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Fountain View, Back to School and Pet Care: Monday’s Show (August 15, 2016)

Posted on · Earlier this month, Mayor Sylvester Turner turned down a plan from the Houston Housing Authority that would have built a mixed-income complex near the Galleria area, saying he’s not going to present that plan to Houston City Council. The Mayor’s main objection to the project is the price tag. While the city wouldn’t need to provide […]

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Pet Peeves and Pet Care: Monday’s Show (June 20, 2016)

Posted on · Every few months, we give you the opportunity to vent. It could be something about Houston — like the traffic or the weather. It could be something about your life. It could be something you just wished was a little bit different. It’s your pet peeve, that one thing that sticks in your craw, that you just […]

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School Finance, Vaccine Exemptions, and Pets: Monday’s Show (May 16, 2016)

Posted on · On Friday, the Texas Supreme Court declared the state’s school finance system is constitutional. The ruling ends more than four years of legal battles in the state’s largest-ever school finance case, in which more than 600 school districts sued the state arguing funding was unfairly distributed between rich and poor districts. A district judge agreed. […]

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An EPA Ozone Rule’s Impact on Deer Park: Monday’s Show (February 15, 2016)

Posted on · Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court put a temporary hold on a new EPA rule designed to cut carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants. That ruling may have dwarfed another environmental discussion taking place here in Houston at the annual Hot Air Topics Conference hosted by the Gulf Coast Air and Waste Management Association. There, […]

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Power Outages, Pet Care, and Texans Thumped: Monday’s Show (January 11, 2016)

Posted on · Some residents in the Greater Houston suburb of Sienna Plantation, southwest of Houston, are predicting their power will go off any day now. How do they know? They say it happens all the time. They also complain state regulators are not helping them. On this edition of Houston Matters, News 88.7 energy and environment reporter […]

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More Houstonian Pet Peeves: Monday’s Show (September 21, 2015)

Posted on · Every few months, we give you the opportunity to vent. It could be something about Houston, like the traffic or the weather. It could be something about your life. It could be something you just wished was a little bit different. It’s your pet peeve, that one thing that sticks in your craw, that you […]

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Carbon Reduction and Arian Foster: Monday’s Show (August 10, 2015)

Posted on · Last week, President Obama, flanked by EPA Chief Gina McCarthy, presented a revised “Clean Power Plan” setting standards to reduce carbon dioxide emissions 32 percent from 2005 levels by 2030. That’s 9 percent more than the administration’s previously proposed rules. The plan requires states to submit plans to meet that goal. Reaction here in Texas and across the […]

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HB2 Showdown and Sports Rivalries: Monday’s Show (July 20, 2015)

Posted on · Late last month, and for a 2nd time, the U.S. Supreme Court put implementation of HB2 on hold. The High Court may now decide in its next term to hear a case challenging if the controversial legislation creates an undue burden for Texas women seeking abortions. House Bill 2, passed back in July of 2013, requires […]

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Another Storm, Pet Care and Pet Peeves: Monday’s Show (June 15, 2015)

Posted on · Greater Houston is bracing for the impending landfall of a developing tropical disturbance in the Gulf of Mexico, which could lead to heavy rains causing more flooding in the area. While it’s not yet technically a tropical storm, that doesn’t lessen the flooding threat, as anywhere from a few inches to more than a foot […]

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The Mayor’s Budget, Reid Ryan, and Pet Care: Monday’s Show (May 18, 2015)

Posted on · Last week, Houston Mayor Annise Parker unveiled a $5.1 billion budget proposal for the upcoming fiscal year, which begins on July 1. The 2016 fiscal year budget proposal is the last of Mayor Parker’s administration. On this edition of Houston Matters, we talk about where the majority of funds are going, how this could shape […]

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Grand Jury System and Pet Care: Monday’s show (February 23, 2015)

Posted on · Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson wants to see a change in how grand juries are selected. Grand juries of 12 people determine whether enough evidence exists to formally charge a suspect with a crime. Currently in Texas, judges are tasked with impaneling them, but it’s a time-consuming process. So, some name friends as “grand […]

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More Houstonian Pet Peeves, Pet Care, and Sports Monday: Houston Matters for Monday, Dec. 15, 2014

Posted on · Every few months, we give you the opportunity to vent. It could be something about Houston, like the traffic or the weather. It could be something about your life. It could be something you just wished was a little bit different. It’s your pet peeve, that one thing that sticks in your craw, that you […]