New Laws In Texas

More Than 650 Texas Laws Go Into Effect Sept. 1. Here Are 13 You Should Know

Posted on · Some overlooked voting laws, permitless carry, and a ban on critical race theory are among the newly passed legislation. Reporters at NPR's Texas Newsroom partner stations break down some of the key items.

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Texas House Walkout Enters Rolls On, Threatens Entire Special Session Agenda (July 14, 2021)

Posted on · On Wednesday's show: We get the latest on the walkout as the remaining members of the House voted to send for missing Democrats -- and have them arrested if necessary. Plus we discuss the week's other political stories. And a sleep expert answers your questions.

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How COVID-19 Is Affecting Men And Women Differently (Nov. 12, 2020)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: HISD votes on making Grenita Lathan its permanent superintendent, how COVID-19 is affecting men and women differently, Houstonians celebrate Diwali, and an exhibit about jazz funerals in New Orleans.

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Checking In With County Administrators On Election Eve (Nov. 2, 2020)

Posted on · On Monday's show: A last-minute check in with election administrators, the long-term effects of job and housing discrimination, a sleep doctor answers your questions, and addressing an issue likely to arise if Houston hosts the World Cup.

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Monday’s Show: Ranking The Presidents, And Publishing Mug Shots (Feb. 17, 2020)

Posted on · On Monday's Houston Matters: A survey ranks all the U.S. Presidents, the effects of publishing mugshots, local cardiologists discuss heart health, and an update on sports.