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Should Expression on Campus Be Limited to Free Speech Zones?

Posted on · A young Blinn College student named Nicole Sanders wanted to start a student organization to advocate for gun rights on the Brenham campus. She was told she could only "engage in expressive activity" in a designated "free speech zone," which is roughly the size of a parking spot. Add this to other “free speech” questions […]

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Free Speech on Campus and the Right to Hunt and Fish: Friday’s Show (May 29, 2015)

Posted on · A young Blinn College student named Nicole Sanders wanted to start a student organization to advocate for gun rights on the Brenham campus. She was told she could only "engage in expressive activity" in a designated "free speech zone," which is roughly the size of a parking spot. Add this to other “free speech” questions […]

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Firefighter Anniversary, Civil Rights Act & Houston Hackathon: Houston Matters for Wed., May 28, 2014

Posted on · A year ago this weekend, the Houston Fire Department suffered its greatest loss of life in one blaze, as four Houston firefighters died in a hotel fire. Captain Matthew Renaud, Robert Garner, Anne Sullivan and Robert Bebee were inside the motel when the roof collapsed on them. An investigation into what happened that day will […]

Good, Bad and Ugly

Oil Spill, Montrose Fire & BARC: The Good The Bad & The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · From the oil spill, to the fire in Montrose, to BARC’s new authority, to Zipcar’s expansion, it’s been a busy week in Houston news. We consider “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly” of these events with our rotating “non-expert” panel. This week, we’re joined by the Houston Chronicle’s Lisa Falkenberg, ComedySportz Houston’s Dianah Dulany, […]

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Investigators: Gallery Fire Was Arson

Posted on · Arson investigators say the huge Gallery Furniture fire last week was intentionally set and are sorting through more than a hundred leads to find out who started it. Jack Williams reports.

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Mattress Mack Perseveres

Posted on · Gallery furniture owner Jim McIngvale — known as Mattress Mack to millions of Houstonians — says he and his family will overcome the loss of their huge warehouse. A four-alarm fire obliterated the giant facility last night, resulting in millions of dollars in losses and damage to a Houston retail icon. Laurie Johnson has more.

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Fire Victims Reunited with their Saviors

Posted on · A Houston mother and her two children who were pulled from their burning home last month are reunited with their rescuers. The woman says they are alive, thanks to the fire-fighters. Pat Hernandez has the story.