Good, Bad and Ugly

Mayor’s Pothole Promise & an Indictment in the Sandra Bland Case: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · A lot can happen in a week. Some of it good. Some of it bad. Some of it downright ugly. When faced with intriguing developments in the week’s news, we turn to a rotating panel of “non-experts” to parse The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of it all. Today, Tamara Tabo, Ty Mahany and […]

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Report: DPS Reporting on Race and Traffic Stops is Flawed

Posted on · Black drivers stopped by the Texas Department of Public Safety are more likely to be searched than white drivers. And white drivers are more likely to be released with a warning. That’s according to an analysis of DPS data on its traffic stops from 2003 to 2014. The Austin American-Statesman reported late last month (Nov. […]

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Traffic Stop Bias and Where to Eat Late: Wednesday’s Show (December 2, 2015)

Posted on · An analysis of Texas DPS data on traffic stops from 2003 to 2014 show black drivers in the Lone Star State are more likely to be searched than white drivers, and less likely to be let go with a warning. The Austin American-Statesman reported late last month (Nov. 22, 2015) researchers at the University of North […]

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Thanksgiving Travel and Cooking: Houston Matters for Monday, November 24, 2014

Posted on · Whether you celebrate Thanksgiving at home or plan to hit the road this week to visit family or friends, we have you covered on today’s Houston Matters: We discuss the rules of the road, developments at Houston’s airports, and Houston chefs will offer advice for preparing Thanksgiving dinner. AAA Texas anticipates some 3.6 million Texans […]

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Technology, The Good the Bad and the Ugly, and a Cemetery Tour: Houston Matters for Friday, Oct. 31, 2014

Posted on · Happy Halloween!  On this edition of Houston Matters, Edel Howlin visits a Houston graveyard, we discuss the affordability of Halloween events in Houston, and we meet an actor from an area haunted house. We start, though, with the gadgets that haunt our world today. Technology is everywhere. So much so, in fact, that some really struggle […]


DPS Offers Surcharge Amnesty

Posted on · If your driver's license has been suspended for failure to pay state-mandated surcharges, you can now take advantage of a one-time payment amnesty. Rod Rice reports.


If You’re Already A Cop, the DPS Wants You

Posted on · The Texas Department of Public Safety is putting out the call for law enforcement officers who want to make the leap from being local cops and deputies to DPS troopers. For the first time in its 75-year history, the DPS is dramatically shortening the time it takes for current officers to earn a trooper's badge, as it tries to fill hundreds of vacancies. David Pitman has more.