Polls

Texans split on removing Confederate holidays, CRT in colleges, poll finds

Posted on · Fifty-five percent of Texans support the removal of Confederate Heroes Day, which honors leaders of the Confederacy like Robert E. Lee, as an official state holiday. Also, a narrow minority of Texans support legislation that would strip faculty at public colleges and universities of tenure if they teach critical race theory.

Houston Matters

Actor Kevin Bacon, and former Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (Sept. 8, 2022)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: A new survey examines the race for Harris County Judge. Then actor Kevin Bacon and his brother Michael Bacon, aka The Bacon Brothers, talk about their music ahead of a performance in The Woodlands. And former U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison reflects on her career and the current state of politics.

Houston Matters

Could Casino Gambling Ever Be Legal In Texas? (May 7, 2021)

Posted on · On Friday's show: An update on key bills in the legislature, why lobbyists from Las Vegas are descending on the Texas Capitol, The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly of the week, and a switchboard operator of sorts for calls to astronauts in space.

Election 2020

2 Texas Polls Split On Statewide Support For Trump, Biden

Posted on · Rice University political scientist Bob Stein told Houston Matters host Craig Cohen on Tuesday that the split results are the result of methodology differences combined with a tighter-than-usual race in Texas.

Houston Matters

9 Ways To Make The Texas Economy More Resilient And Equitable

Posted on · Policy experts from UH and UT-Austin say the pandemic has exposed vulnerabilities in the Texas economy and offer "A Playbook for Resiliency" to address them.

Kirk Watson in the Texas Senate