Politics

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.

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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.

Politics

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.

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HISD Superintendent Millard House II On Mask Mandates & Education Amid COVID (Aug. 10, 2021)

Posted on · House says the district will weigh a mask mandate, which would put the state's largest district at odds with an order from Gov. Greg Abbott. The superintendent joins us to discuss that and other issues facing HISD.

Harris County

Democratic, GOP Leaders In Houston And Harris County Ask State For Harvey Relief Funds After GLO Snub

Posted on · The often politically polarized commissioners court voted unanimously to denounce the decision by the General Land Office to deny Harris County any of the $1.3 billion in mitigation funds.

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How Foreign Policy Changes Under Pres. Biden Might Affect Houston (Dec. 8, 2020)

Posted on · On Tuesday's show: We discuss how potential US foreign policy changes in the new Biden administration might affect Houston, Harris County Commissioner Adrian Garcia answers your questions, we discuss the latest school rankings, and we learn about The Alley Theatre's virtual presentation of A Christmas Carol.