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Oil Traffic Deaths, Fire Chief, and Gangs in the Burbs: Houston Matters for Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014

Posted on · The revolution in oil and natural gas production has been a windfall for trucking companies and commercial drivers across the state. But it’s also led to a surge in fatal accidents on Texas highways. All this week, Houston Public Media News 88.7’s Andrew Schneider and the Houston Chronicle’s Lise Olsen have collaborated in a series […]

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Curbing & Preventing Gang Activity in Houston

Posted on · Last month, a Harris County judge granted an injunction against several dozen known gang members, essentially banning them from what has been dubbed the “East Aldine Safety Zone,” – east of Highway 59 and south of Bush Intercontinental Airport. News 88.7’s Pat Hernandez reported that 47 members of the notorious Crips and Bloods street gangs […]

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Port of Houston Pilots, Chikungunya, Gangs, and The Princess Bride: Houston Matters for Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Posted on · Back in March, a barge in Galveston Bay struck a ship and sprung a leak. Nearly 170,000 gallons of oil spilled into the bay. The carrier was being guided by an experienced pilot, Mike Pizzitola. But according to federal court documents and other records obtained by the Houston Chronicle, Pizzitola has been involved in two other Ship Channel accidents. On this edition […]