Houston Matters

How the energy industry and Houston’s environment have changed in the past decade (April 20, 2023)

Posted on · As Houston Matters prepares to celebrate its 10th anniversary, we continue our series of conversations about how things in the city have and have not changed in the past decade. Today, we talk with experts about how the energy industry and concerns about the environment have changed in that time.


Senate unanimously passes a bill defining fentanyl poisoning as murder

Posted on · Houston Senator Joan Huffman authored Senate Bill 645, which would make the manufacture and delivery of less than 1 gram of fentanyl a third degree felony. The crime would rise to a second degree felony if a person dies from an overdose.


What’s an emergency item? Here are Governor Abbott’s seven and why they matter

Posted on · Abbott’s top priorities for the legislative session included property tax reform, ending COVID restrictions, expanding school choice, increasing safety, tightening bail restrictions, hardening the border, and addressing the fentanyl crisis.