Good, Bad and Ugly

Hempstead Landfill and STAAR Test Standards: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · A lot can happen in a week. Some of it good, some of it bad, some of it downright ugly. We ask our non-expert panel (Houston Chronicle writer Lisa Falkenberg, blogger Fred Goodall, and Vladimir Davidiuk, Chairman of the College Republicans and Junior Senator in the Student Government Association at the University of St […]

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Development Divide: Trial Begins Over Fate Of Proposed Waller County Landfill

Posted on · An ongoing fight over a proposed landfill in Waller County has landed in court. The city of Hempstead is suing the county over the location of the project. Opponents of the dump — which would mainly be filled with trash from Greater Houston — call it an environmental hazard. The company behind the landfill — which would be located on approximately 250 acres off Highway 6 in Northwest Waller County — says it's perfectly safe.

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Austin Tice and Talk to the Family Doctor: Houston Matters for Thurs., Aug. 14, 2014

Posted on · Two years ago today, Houston native and freelance journalist Austin Tice disappeared while covering the conflict in Syria. Tice grew up dreaming of becoming an international correspondent for NPR. That dream became his parents’ nightmare when Tice vanished. While many believe he was kidnapped, there has been no indication of what happened to him since […]