Houston Matters

Full Show: Plastic Bag Bans, And The Effect Of Gas Prices On Houston’s Economy (Jan. 11, 2018)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: We consider our city’s history of trying to ban plastic bags and why those efforts have failed. Then, we learn how fluctuating gas prices affect Houston's economy. Plus, we discuss whether Houston is any closer to living up to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s dream than we were a generation ago. And we preview the Battle of the Bands marching competition.

Good, Bad and Ugly

Low Gas Prices, Craig Biggio and Kirby DeLauter: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · A lot can happen in a week. Some of it good. Some of it bad. Some of it downright ugly. When faced with intriguing developments in the week’s news, we turn to our rotating panel of “non-experts” to parse The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of it all. On this edition, we’ll turn to […]

Houston Matters

Who Are the Winners and Losers When Fuel Prices Drop?

Posted on · Oil prices Monday fell below 50 dollars a barrel for the first time since 2009. That’s a drop of more than 55 percent since June. Sure, gas prices are low, but in a city like Houston, where the oil and gas industry is such a strong economic driver, plunging oil prices are met with hand-wringing. If […]