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The Year in Houston Transportation — 2016

Posted on · It happened in a flash — 2016 is almost in the books. It’s been a busy year for Greater Houston, so we’re taking some time this week to recap this past year’s biggest developments with our beat reporters, covering transportation, education, energy, politics and arts and culture and sports. But we begin with the year in […]

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The Year in Transportation, Ask the Vet, and UH’s New Coach: Monday’s Show: (December 12, 2016)

Posted on · It happened in a flash — 2016 is almost in the books. It’s been a busy year for Greater Houston, so we’re taking some time this week to recap this past year’s biggest developments with our beat reporters, covering transportation, education, energy, politics and arts & culture and sports. On this edition of Houston Matters, […]

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The Challenge of Protecting Houston Prairies Amid Constant Development

Posted on · Following our recent Houston Matters road trip to the newest stretch of the Grand Parkway, in which we learned how some nearby residents and businesses are being affected by the new leg of 99, we received an e-mail from a listener bemoaning how such development adds to the dissipation of prairies on the edges of Greater […]

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How New Sections of the Grand Parkway Are Affecting Residents and Businesses

Posted on · A new section of the Grand Parkway is now open, east from I-45 onto US 59. And that’s where Houston Matters host Craig Cohen was last week, driving with a passenger in tow — News 88.7 transportation reporter Gail DeLaughter. They decided to check out the new section of the parkway (technically called Texas State Highway 99) and […]

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Killing Time in a Houston Traffic Jam

Posted on · Now, we share a quintessential Houston experience: sitting in a traffic jam. En route to do segment about The Grand Parkway, Craig Cohen and News 88.7 transportation reporter Gail Delaughter got caught in a traffic jam. It’s something we’ve all experienced in Greater Houston. But it got Craig and Gail talking about what we Houstonians […]

Energy & Environment

Texas Has Thousands Of Bad Dams, Two In Houston Deemed ‘Extremely High Risk’

Posted on · As Houston Public Media reported last month, millions of dollars are being spent to repair two dams that hold back storm water on the west side of Houston. They are among over 7,000 dams listed as “hazardous” in Texas. But because so many people and structures would be at risk should these two dams fail, they’re getting attention.