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Full Show: Stories From The Storm, And The Impact Of Rising Temperatures (July 23, 2018)

Posted on · On Monday's Houston Matters: A local group is concerned an end to DACA would hurt the Houston economy. We meet a teacher who invited a student and her family to move in with her after Harvey. We examine the effects of rising temperatures across the country. And we get an update on Houston sports.

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Houston Matters Highlights Conversations About Campus Carry

Posted on · During this fundraising week, we’re highlighting coverage of a number of important issues and developments that we’ve felt compelled to revisit time and again over the course of the last year, like pensions, the state of the oil and gas industry and efforts to mitigate traffic. Today, we review the long road area college campuses […]

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Campus Carry Law Takes Effect Monday, University of Houston Prepares

Posted on · The state’s new campus carry law takes effect Monday (Aug. 1, 2016). Campuses across Texas have been preparing by establishing their own rules and policies as dictated by the new law. Privately owned colleges can opt out, but public colleges and universities must comply. We hear from Marcilynn Burke, chair of the University of Houston’s campus […]

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The Unintended Consequences of Texas’ Open Carry Law

Posted on · Open carry has been in effect in the state of Texas for a month now. The new law allows concealed handgun license holders to carry pistols openly. But private businesses can ban it on their premises, providing — at every entrance — they post 30.07 signs, so named for the statute which requires them. Those […]

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Would Banning Guns in Dorms Violate the New Campus Carry Law?

Posted on · Texas’ many publicly funded colleges and universities are in the midst of forming their policies for how the state’s new campus carry law will be implemented at their respective campuses (private schools have the ability to opt out of the law). While universities are not allowed to come up with a plan that would “generally prohibit” guns on […]

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How Will Open Carry Affect Residents, Businesses and Law Enforcement?

Posted on · Open carry is now officially legal in Texas. The new law, which took effect Jan. 1, allows licensed Texans to openly carry handguns in a shoulder or hip holster. But, there are some limitations concerning where open carry is allowed — as well as some concerns about how it’ll play out. We discuss the nuances of […]