Houston Matters

Rules of the Road: Surviving Holiday Traffic in Houston

Posted on · Tailgating, speeding, changing lanes without signaling — do you see these offenses increase around the holidays? More than 7 million Texans are going to hit the road for holiday travel this year, according to AAA Texas. And while Houstonians are no strangers to traffic, no matter when you hit the road it’s still a good […]

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Planned Parenthood Cut from Medicaid, and The Good, Bad and Ugly of 2016: Wednesday’s Show (December 21, 2016)

Posted on · The Texas Health and Human Services Commission delivered a final legal notice to defund Planned Parenthood from the Medicaid program. In a provision under the state and federal law pertaining to Medicaid providers, the Office of the Inspector General wrote that the group is “not qualified to provide medical services in a professionally competent, safe, […]

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Rules of the Road: Surviving 4th of July Traffic in Houston

Posted on · According to AAA,  the upcoming three-day Independence Day weekend will see the highest Fourth of July traffic volume on record. Some 43 million Americans are expected to take to the roads. Of course, we want all Houstonians to be safe while traveling this weekend. In that spirit, we welcome your questions for Trooper Richard Standifer from […]

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Traffic Laws, Parenting, and Oysters: Friday’s Show (July 1, 2016)

Posted on · According to AAA,  the upcoming three-day Independence Day weekend will see the highest Fourth of July traffic volume on record. Some 43 million Americans are expected to take to the roads. We want all Houstonians to be safe while traveling this weekend. In that spirit, we welcome your questions for Trooper Richard Standifer from the Texas […]

Good, Bad and Ugly

How to Survive Texas’ Busiest Holiday Travel Season Since 2007

Posted on · AAA Texas anticipates some 3.6 million Texans will travel 50 miles or more Wednesday through Sunday. About 3.3 million of them will be on the road; 235 thousand Texans will fly. It’s the largest number of Lone Star state travelers since 2007 and five percent more than just last Thanksgiving. First, we discuss what’s new at […]

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Addressing Drunk Driving, Houstonians Respond to Typhoon Haiyan, & Houston’s Comedy Scene: Houston Matters for Wed., Dec. 11, 2013

Posted on · Cities like Chicago and New York don’t have the same numbers of drunk driving incidents and arrests as we have here in Houston. Of course, those cities, though much larger, have more extensive mass transit. Chicago has the “L” – a popular elevated train system. And New York City has its own subway system. But could there be more to […]