Houston Matters

Companies condemn Texas for investigating families of trans kids (March 14, 2022)

Posted on · On Monday's show: Dozens of corporations are condemning Texas’ order to investigate families of trans kids. And Memorial Hermann and Blue Cross Blue Shield have reached a contract agreement, allowing nearly 200,000 patients to continue care at Memorial Hermann hospitals.

Energy & Environment

Texas’ Proposed Plan To Reduce Haze In Its National Parks Falls Short, Critics Say

Posted on · A federal rule requires states to reduce air pollution in their national parks and wilderness areas. But for the second time, Texas' plan includes no additional emissions controls for industrial plants, which environmental groups say is necessary.

Energy & Environment

Texas To Make Environmental Proceedings More Accessible To Non-English Speakers, Following Civil Rights Complaint

Posted on · Air and water permits for industrial facilities are often granted in predominantly Latino communities, but environmental justice advocates say language barriers often make it hard for community members to participate in the public process.