Houston Matters

Negotiating Firefighter Contracts: What Are the Sticking Points?

Posted on · Negotiation and litigation are a part of life for city and county authorities here in Greater Houston. Unionized employees seek better pay and conditions; city and county residents seek court intervention when they believe government entities are acting improperly. This includes Houston’s firefighters, who negotiate salaries and hiring with the city, and pensions with the state. […]

Good, Bad and Ugly

Firefighter Contract, DeLay in Court & Great White Sharks: The Good The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · From firefighters rejecting a new contract, to Tom DeLay’s latest day in court, to scientists tracking a great white shark headed our way, we explore “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” in this week’s news. Our panelists this week include: Texas Originals Producer Paul Pendergraft, Houston comedian Ty Mahany, and Fred Goodall, author of […]

Full Show

Green Buildings & Homes & Firefighter Pay: Houston Matters for Tues., May 27, 2014

Posted on · The EPA recently indicated which corporations, businesses, and municipalities across the nation use the most “green” energy. The City of Houston placed in the top ten, and was number one among municipalities in its usage of green power (measured in kilowatt hours). On this edition of Houston Matters, we discuss what that actually means, the […]