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Full Show: First Senate Hearing On Harvey, And Uncovering Texas Special Ed Caps (Oct. 16, 2017)

Posted on · On Monday's edition of Houston Matters: We learn more about the first Texas Senate hearings on Harvey, which are taking place today in New Caney. And News 88.7’s Laura Isensee takes a behind-the-scenes look at how the Houston Chronicle uncovered the state's arbitrary caps on special education services.

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How Will Harvey Impact Houston’s Housing Market?

Posted on · Houston took a big blow in home sales in the month of August, primarily because Harvey hit late in the month when closings are typically scheduled. Plus many home and apartment renters were displaced due to the flooding that followed. What will this mean for the apartment and housing market?

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Texas Senate Passes SB3, And Prohibiting Government Agencies From Contracting With Abortion Providers: The Good, Bad, And Ugly Of The News

Posted on · When faced with intriguing developments in the week’s news, we turn to our rotating panel of “non-experts” to parse The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of it all.

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Underage Marriage Laws in Texas Change Starting Sept. 1

Posted on · (Above: Frankie Ortega’s mother was forced to get married when she was 14. Photo Courtesy: Frankie Ortega) In Texas, a child — no matter what age — can get married as long as a judge approves it. And 16- and 17-year-olds can marry as long as they have parental consent. But all that changes Sept.1, 2017. Gov. Greg […]

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City Exchange: What Lessons Could Houston Learn from Austin?

Posted on · (Above: Downtown Austin’s skyline. Photo Courtesy: Wikipedia Commons)While we prefer to think of Houston as the most important city in Texas, we are aware that other cities exist here. In fact, we’re thrilled to see Dallas, San Antonio, Austin and other communities succeed because their success bodes well for the entire state. This week, we’re […]

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Political Roundup, and Lessons to Learn From Austin: Wednesday’s Show (June 21, 2017)

Posted on · It’s time again for our weekly political roundup and analysis of national, state and local political stories. On this week’s edition, we discuss everything from the status of the healthcare bill in the Senate, to Texas joining a ten-state coalition supporting the constitutionality of President Trump’s executive order regarding sanctuary cities, to whether or not […]

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City Exchange: What Could Houston Learn from San Antonio?

Posted on · (Above: The San Antonio skyline. Photo courtesy: sanantonio.gov)While we prefer to think of Houston as the most important city in Texas, we are aware that other cities exist here. In fact, we’re thrilled to see Dallas, San Antonio, Austin and other communities succeed because their success bodes well for the entire state. This week, we engage […]