Houston Matters

Development in Houston, the week in politics, and myths about The Alamo (Feb. 23, 2022)

Posted on · On Wednesday's show: Debating whether to invest in early childhood programs, Houston's high ranking for real estate development over the past decade, the week in politics, and challenging some sacred myths about The Alamo.

Health & Science

Texans looking for COVID tests after the holidays find long lines, delayed results

Posted on · Across the state, people are waiting hours in line to get tested and seeing delayed results as cities and counties deal with a testing shortage.


Harris County leaders adopted a map that puts a local Republican’s reelection in jeopardy

Posted on · Republican Commissioners Jack Cagle and Tom Ramsey are likely to sue to block implementation of the Ellis 3 map, which switches the two commissioners’ precincts and increases the minority population in Cagle’s new district.


Harris County commissioners battle over new county maps that would benefit Democrats

Posted on · A map proposed by Democratic Commissioner Rodney Ellis would shrink Republican Commissioner Tom Ramsey's precinct, while sandwiching most of unincorporated Harris County into Republican Commissioner Jack Cagle's precinct.


Harris County Leaders Agree To Cut Property Taxes By 3%, Avoiding A Possible Quorum Break

Posted on · Republican commissioners Jack Cagle and Tom Ramsey had threatened to break quorum the day of the vote, forcing the tax rate to revert to an even lower level, but ultimately reached a deal on a 3% cut.

Houston Matters

Harris Co. Commissioner Tom Ramsey, And Serving Non-Traditional College Students (Aug. 24, 2021)

Posted on · On Tuesday's show: The latest from Houston City Council, Harris County Commissioner Tom Ramsey answers your questions, and how an area university works to meet the needs of non-traditional students.


Harris County Leaders OK Legal Action Against Gov. Greg Abbott Over Mask Mandate Ban

Posted on · The vote gives County Attorney Christian Menefee the authority to challenge Abbott’s executive order either in a standalone lawsuit or in a friend of the court brief to a lawsuit filed by another jurisdiction.