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Full Show: School Grades, And Lessons From Tropical Storm Allison (Aug. 15, 2018)

Posted on · On Wednesday's Houston Matters: HISD schools get their report cards from the TEA -- and so does the health of Galveston Bay. Then, our experts discuss the latest political stories. Plus, we look back at how Tropical Storm Allison affected our region. And author Kevin Kwan discusses his book Crazy Rich Asians, now a major motion picture.

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How Healthy Is Galveston Bay? Groups Issue Annual Report Card

Posted on · The Galveston Bay Foundation and the Houston Advanced Research Center (HARC) are releasing the latest Galveston Bay Report Card today (Aug. 10, 2016). It’s an annual report that grades the health of the bay based on a number of factors, from water quality to coastal changes. Houston Matters producer Maggie Martin sat down with Heather Schiappa with the Galveston […]

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Can Galveston Bay’s Oyster Industry Survive Another Disaster?

Posted on · Galveston County Judge Mark Henry has issued a disaster declaration for Galveston Bay’s oyster industry, after a second consecutive year of crops being devastated by freshwater runoff from excessive rains. The declaration is the first step in helping oyster business owners – and the fishermen who work for them – get financial assistance from the […]

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Traffic Laws, Parenting, and Oysters: Friday’s Show (July 1, 2016)

Posted on · According to AAA,  the upcoming three-day Independence Day weekend will see the highest Fourth of July traffic volume on record. Some 43 million Americans are expected to take to the roads. We want all Houstonians to be safe while traveling this weekend. In that spirit, we welcome your questions for Trooper Richard Standifer from the Texas […]


Houston-Area Residents Protest Hurricane Plan

Posted on · A public meeting to gather input from Houston-area residents on various hurricane protection plans turned into a mini protest Tuesday with several attendees challenging a levee proposal that would leave some communities around Galveston Bay unprotected.