Houston Matters

Tuesday’s Show: Preventing HPD Officer’s Death, And Redrawing The Tree Of Life (Dec. 17, 2019)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: HPD Chief Art Acevedo says a simple piece of legislation could've prevented an officer's murder last week. We learn about the day-to-day dangers of mercury after a recent spill. We look back at a Houston researcher's work that changed the way we see all life on earth. And we learn how local businesses are fairing during the critical holiday retail season.

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Guns in Courthouses and a Federal Judicial Backlog: Monday’s Show (September 12, 2016)

Posted on · Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton recently filed a lawsuit against Waller County over signs that ban firearms posted in its multipurpose county courthouse in Hempstead. The suit centers on an exemption in the state’s open carry law that prohibits firearms “on the premises of any government court or offices utilized by the court.” In a […]

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Gun Control Debate and Eradicating Mosquitoes: Wednesday’s Show (June 22, 2016)

Posted on · Four different gun-control measures failed to pass the U.S. Senate Monday (June 20, 2016). The measures, in response to the deadly Orlando nightclub mass shooting, came from both sides of the aisle. They included proposed changes to background checks for gun purchases, expanding background checks to include private sales of firearms at gun shows and […]