Houston Matters

Answers to Your Flood Insurance Questions

Posted on · In light of all the flooding we’ve experienced this year, we offer you an opportunity to speak with an expert about flood insurance. We welcome your questions for Rick McElvaney, a clinical associate professor at the University of Houston and director of the Texas Consumer Complaint Center and consumer law clinics. (Above: Flooding along the […]

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Zika Case, ‘Little Saigon,’ & Flood Insurance: Thursday’s Show (July 14, 2016)

Posted on · Harris County Public Health has confirmed the first Zika-related case of microcephaly in Harris County and the state of Texas. The mother of the infant with the birth defect was initially tested for Zika during her pregnancy, but the results of that test were inconclusive, according to officials. Like all others involved in cases of […]

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Flooding, Organic Food, and Big Oil: Houston Matters for Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Posted on · It seems like every time there's even moderately heavy rain here in Houston, we experience some measure of flooding. That's to be expected when you live in a very flat city that's only 43 feet above sea level. Still, while flooding may not be preventable, there may be steps to take to mitigate it. On […]