Houston Matters

Preserving an Historic Housing Facility for Houston Seniors

Posted on · (Above: Houston Heights Tower was built in 1975 on W. 19th Street. Photo: Susan Farb Morris) A senior housing project in the Houston Heights recently completed a $12 million renovation. The history of Houston Heights Tower goes back to the mid-1970s, and it’s one of several housing facilities under the oversight of the Housing Corporation […]

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Around 1,500 Kids in Houston Still Waiting to Be Adopted

Posted on · According to the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, more than five thousand Texas children in their care were adopted last year. That’s a 6.5 percent increase in adoptions from the previous year. Still, in Greater Houston, more than 1,500 kids are waiting to be adopted. We examine the issues, challenges, and resources available to […]

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Despite a Strong Housing Market, Foreclosures Are Still a Problem in Houston

Posted on · Much has been made recently about the housing industry here in Houston – home prices are up. It’s a seller’s market. It’s also a market that has its share of foreclosures. A recent study from the University of Houston’s Hobby Center for Public Policy examines the factors that contribute to foreclosures in Houston. Over 16 […]

Good, Bad and Ugly

Houston Home Sales, HISD Literacy Plans, & Reasons Not to Move to Austin? The Good, The Bad & The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · An all-time high in Houston home sales, modifying HISD’s literacy plans, and reasons not to move to Austin? It’s The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Houston news. Our panel of decided non-experts this week are: Kyrie O’Connor of the Houston Chronicle, Dianah Dulany of ComedySportz Houston, and Frederick J. Goodall, author of parenting blog MochaDad.com.