Houston Matters

State Rep. Gene Wu Addresses Hate Crimes Against Asian Americans (March 23, 2021)

Posted on · On Tuesday's show: The latest on sexual assault allegations against Deshaun Watson, State Rep. Gene Wu answers your questions, we reflect on the women of the Bush family, and how music venues are returning to staging concerts.

Criminal Justice

Activists And Lawmakers Call On Texas Leaders To Condemn The Rise Of Racism Against Asian Communities

Posted on · A national group monitoring violence and discrimination against Asian American and Pacific Islander communities has logged almost 4,000 incidents during the pandemic. Six of the eight people killed in the Atlanta area Tuesday were of Asian descent, raising suspicions of a hate crime.

Town Square

Texas Endure Freezing Temperatures Without Power With No Clear End In Sight

Posted on · Over 3 million Texas have been left without power such as listener Megan, who has endured over 30 hours without power or heat with her seven-week-old baby as temperatures plunged to the upper 20s inside her home.

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Refugee Resettlement and Uncovering Frost Town: Houston Matters Weekend for October 29, 2016

Posted on · On Sept. 30, 2016, Gov. Greg Abbott announced Texas was officially pulling out of the national program to resettle refugees, making good on an earlier threat to withdraw if the Obama administration didn't accept changes to the program the state demanded, citing security concerns. Gov. Abbott's statement said the state wanted refugees better vetted on […]

Houston Matters

Reaction to Texas Pulling Out of the Refugee Resettlement Program

Posted on · Last week (Sept. 30, 2016), Gov. Greg Abbott announced Texas was officially pulling out of the national program to resettle refugees, making good on an earlier threat to withdraw if the Obama administration didn’t accept changes to the program the state demanded, citing security concerns. Gov. Abbott's statement said the state wanted refugees better vetted […]

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Refugee Resettlement: Thursday’s Show (October 6, 2016)

Posted on · ILast week (Sept. 30, 2016), Gov. Greg Abbott announced Texas was officially pulling out of the national program to resettle refugees, making good on an earlier threat to withdraw if the Obama administration didn’t accept changes to the program the state demanded, citing security concerns. Gov. Abbott’s statement said the state wanted refugees better vetted […]