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How Effective Have Ethics Regulations Been at City Hall?

Posted on · Late Wednesday night (6/17/15), the Houston City Council approved a $5.1 billion budget for FY ’16. It came after hours of wide-ranging discussions about ongoing union talks, deed restrictions, and a number of amendments. It was a long night for City Hall reporters too — the Houston Chronicle’s Mike Morris among them. Nevertheless, he joins us […]

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Sheriff Garcia, Campaign Finance and Spacing Out: Friday’s show (February 6, 2015)

Posted on · A little under a year ago we spoke with Houston Police Chief Charles McClelland and Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia about crime in Houston. We looked at how it’s investigated, how it’s monitored and some of the trends in crime locally. On Thursday (2/5/15), we revisited that conversation with Houston Police Chief Charles McClelland, and […]

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Transportation Through 2040, Technological Singularity, and Rap Tourism: Houston Matters for Friday, December 12, 2014

Posted on · The Houston-Galveston Area Council is creating a plan that lays out the area’s transportation needs over the next 25 years. The 2040 RTP (Regional Transportation Plan) lays out the latest update to a continuous planning process that includes the eight central counties of the Houston-Galveston region. On this edition of Houston Matters, we talk with Alan […]

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What’s the Proper Ethics for Houston’s Many Parent Bloggers?

Posted on · A blogging conference coming up later this year is inviting Houston’s bloggers to discuss how to turn a blog from a hobby into a business. Organizers of Blog Elevated say last year’s conference drew an overwhelming number of parent bloggers. These are moms and dads who chronicle their family life, share tips and advice, and […]

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Ethics Reform Package Sails Through Commissioners Court

Posted on · Without fanfare but in an unanimous vote, Harris County Commissioners have adopted an ethics reform package. The revised list contains changes to a measure proposed by an ethics task force put together by Harris County Judge Ed Emmett. Pat Hernandez has the story.