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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 […]

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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 […]


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.

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Galveston Bay Gets Bad Grade For Pollution

Posted on · The Galveston Bay Foundation recently released its latest Galveston Bay Report Card, a progress report on the state of the bay’s water and ecosystem. While foundation president Bob Stokes told News 88.7 "The water today in Galveston Bay is much cleaner that it was 30 to 40 years ago," he says there’s still plenty of […]

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The Galveston Bay Report Card: Thursday’s Show (August 20, 2015)

Posted on · Last week, the Galveston Bay Foundation and the Houston Advanced Research Center released the latest Galveston Bay Report Card, which grades the health of the Bay, from water quality to wildlife to human health risks, coastal change and more. On this edition of Houston Matters, we talk with Bob Stokes, President of the Galveston Bay […]