Houston Matters

Exit Interview: Producer Paige Phelps

Posted on · Another Houston Matters producer is leaving the nest. Producer Paige Phelps is leaving the show to move to Phoenix where she’ll become senior producer for the public radio program called The Show on KJZZ. Paige’s work included being our go-to reporter for stories happening in Galveston — among a host of other topics. But some of us […]

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Houston Matters Weekend for September 17, 2016

Posted on · New rules proposed by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and the state’s Health and Human Services Commission would change the way fetal tissue is disposed of after medical procedures like abortions, requiring burials or cremation instead of long-standing procedures allowing disposal in sanitary landfills. But it would also apply to miscarriages or ectopic pregnancies terminated in […]

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Homecoming Mums: They’re Huge in Texas — Literally

Posted on · If you grew up here in Texas, you might well be familiar with the tradition of homecoming mums: corsages given to dates for the high school homecoming game and dance. It’s a tradition that persists, but as Houston Matters’ Paige Phelps reports, the mums — and the decorations that accompany them — have grown so large and […]

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Preparing for Campus Carry: Friday’s Show (October 23, 2015)

Posted on · In August of next year (Aug. 1, 2016), the state’s new campus carry law takes effect. Passed in the legislative session this past spring, it will allow those with concealed handgun permits (who are required to be 21 and older) to carry concealed weapons on some college campuses. Private schools have the ability to opt […]