Juneteenth

Galveston Unpacks Juneteenth History With New Downtown Mural

Posted on · This weekend, Texans will celebrate Juneteenth, the anniversary of the day enslaved African-Americans were liberated in Texas -- more than two years after the Emancipation Proclamation. That happened when Union troops arrived in Galveston, where on Saturday many will celebrate with a Juneteenth parade and the dedication of a new mural.

Houston Matters

Wednesday’s Houston Matters: Hurricane Laura Update, And Texas Coast Evacuates (Aug. 26, 2020)

Posted on · On Wednesday’s show: Hurricane Laura is expected to intensify before making landfall by late evening, and Harris County prepares for the oncoming storm as coastal cities and counties issue mandatory evacuations.

Weather

Update: Texas Sees First Laura-Related Deaths; Galveston Evacuees Set To Return From Austin

Posted on · Thousands of residents along the Gulf Coast evacuated inland, and Houston-area leaders urged the region to prepare for severe winds, as Hurricane Laura approached landfall near the Texas-Louisiana border.