Houston Matters

Full Show: Student Voices On School Safety, And New ‘Right-To-Try’ Law (June 11, 2018)

Posted on · On Monday's Houston Matters: Student activists want their voices heard in a new school safety committee. We learn about some errors on recent STAAR tests. We discuss new federal legislation giving terminally ill patients the right to try experimental drugs. Veterinarian Dr. Lori Teller answers questions about your pets. And we get an update on Houston sports.

Texas

Texas Teachers’ Pay Is Average, But Their Pensions Are Among The Lowest In The Country

Posted on · Benefits for Texas teachers have been a point of contention between educators and lawmakers for years — and often a hot topic at the Legislature. But where does Texas fall nationally when it comes to teacher pay, health care and retirement benefits?

Houston Matters

Full Show: Lawsuit Over Harvey Recovery Funds, And Political Roundup (March 21, 2018)

Posted on · On Wednesday's Houston Matters: We bring you the latest on the death of a suspect in the Austin serial bombings. Then, housing advocates in Austin are suing to block Houston from receiving Harvey recovery money. Also, we discuss the latest political stories. Plus, we meet a University of Houston researcher studying health disparities across Houston. And we learn about the Houston Latino Film Festival.

In-Depth

In-Depth: Houston ‘Safety Net’ Clinic Relieved After Congress Funds CHIP

Posted on · The Children's Health Insurance Program has now been funded, for 6 more years. But local clinics still face hurdles, to help those who fall through the cracks of America’s health care system.