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Lessons Learned from the Now-Demolished Crestmont Village Apartments

Posted on · The Crestmont Village Apartments in Houston’s South Acres neighborhood were recently demolished. A judge shut down the complex in late 2015 after residents complained of several ailments, including leaky roofs, rodents, raw sewage coming up from the ground, and other unsafe living conditions. Mayor Sylvester Turner was at the demolition to, as he said, “put […]

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Top Workplaces in Houston, and Shutting Down Notorious Apartments: Tuesday’s Show (May 23, 2017)

Posted on · Every year, the Houston Chronicle puts together a list of the best workplaces in Houston, based on employee surveys distributed through a third-party company. The 2017 results won’t come until the fall, but, until then, what does make for a good workplace according to Houstonians? Is it the hours, the work space, the benefits, the […]

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Residents Weigh in on Revamping Houston’s Sunnyside Neighborhood

Posted on · Last night (Oct. 24, 2016), Houston City Council Member Dwight Boykins of District D held a community town hall to address the priorities of addressing Houston’s Sunnyside neighborhood. The meeting comes just a few weeks after a joint report by the Texas Organizing Project and Texas Low Income Housing Information Service. We discuss what issues […]

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Crime and Promise in Houston’s Sunnyside Neighborhood

Posted on · Google searches can tell you a lot about how a community is perceived. Do a search of “EaDo Houston,” and you’ll find a Wikipedia page, someone’s post of the top ten restaurants east of downtown, an article about how the EaDo neighborhood represents the “Changing Face of Houston.” Okay, now do a search of “Sunnyside […]

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HPD Shootings, Sunnyside, and Olivewood: Wednesday’s Show (February 17, 2016)

Posted on · Officer-involved civilian shootings have been under greater scrutiny in recent years, after several high-profile cases nationwide. But what about closer to home? According to data recently analyzed by the Houston Chronicle, over the last six years, Houston Police Department officers have shot at least 274 civilians while on duty. On this edition of Houston Matters, […]