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Jan. 6 hearings, and a billion-dollar bond proposal from Harris County (June 15, 2022)

Posted on · On Wednesday's show: In a double dose of our weekly political roundup, we recap the Jan. 6 hearings and find out why county leaders are proposing a billion-dollar bond package. And we visit Harris County’s Emergency Operations Center at Houston TranStar.


Emergencies En Español: Is Crisis Information Reaching Houston’s Language-Diverse Communities?

Posted on · Whether urban or rural, the 12 counties that make up the Houston metro area are increasingly diverse. With thousands of residents who struggle with English, it’s unclear who is making sure all communities get the emergency information they need.

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The Latest on Flooding Around Houston

Posted on · Sustained heavy rains brought flooding to many areas of Greater Houston today (Jan. 18, 2017). The Houston Fire Department reported dozens of water rescue calls on those roads, with flooded cars. While it may shake out as less significant than the Tax Day flood — or other major weather events of recent years — we're […]