Houston Matters

Other legal questions spawned by the Dobbs ruling (July 28, 2022)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: Local officials take action against Union Pacific, citing pollution in Kashmere Gardens and the Fifth Ward. And we discuss some other legal questions the recent Dobbs ruling has spawned.

Houston Matters

Why the Justice Department is investigating Texas over its border initiative (July 7, 2022)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: City and county leaders plan to sue Union Pacific over alleged toxic pollution from the railroad's Fifth Ward site. Plus, we learn why the Justice Department is investigating Texas over its Operation Lone Star border initiative. And we discuss how the recent Dobbs decision overturning Roe v. Wade could lead to an erosion of privacy rights.

Houston Matters

Monday’s Show: North Houston Cancer Cluster, And Seasonal Affective Disorder (Dec. 9, 2019)

Posted on · On Monday's Houston Matters: A report finds greater-than-expected numbers of Houston adults developed certain types of cancer in the north Houston neighborhoods of Fifth Ward and Kashmere Gardens. We learn more.

Transportation

Texas’ $7 Billion Plan To Remake Houston Highways Once Again Targets Homes, Businesses In Communities Of Color

Posted on · Historic black neighborhoods like Independence Heights and the Fifth Ward are in the crosshairs of Houston highway plans, decades after expressways separated communities from the rest of the city.