Town Square

What Does COVID Safety Look Like As Houston ISD Returns To The Classroom?

Posted on · Education and medical experts discuss local back-to-school COVID policies and safety. Plus, a parent in Lamar Consolidated ISD shares her personal story about what her young children are facing as they return to a school without a mask mandate.

Houston Matters

The First Day Of School Amid COVID’s Fourth Wave And Battles Over Masks (Aug. 23, 2021)

Posted on · On Monday's show: Students and teachers go back to class at HISD today amid a fourth wave of COVID-19, reimbursing companies that made money during the February power failure, a local veterinarian answers your questions, and an update on local sports.

Town Square

How Do We Protect The Mental Health And Safety Of Children Going Back To School During A COVID Surge?

Posted on · How are local schools preparing for the school year? What’s going on with several Texas school districts, including HISD, defying the Governor’s ban on mask mandates? And what does the medical community recommend?

Houston Matters

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.

Politics

COVID Surge Has Local Leaders In Texas Looking For Ways Around Gov. Greg Abbott’s Mask Mandate Ban

Posted on · Despite the governor’s insistence that “now is the time for personal responsibility,” mayors, county judges and other officials across Texas are trying to take back local control.