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Is It Harder To Distribute Aid in Puerto Rico Than In Other Places? Houston Expert Says No

Posted on · Federal agencies may have had their individual emergency plans, but there was not a collaborative plan to administer a cohesive coordinated effort that would remediate Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands crisis, Houston Community College's Logistics expert says.

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Houston Community College Chancellor Discusses Pressing Issues for the College

Posted on · Houston Community College has been contending with a number of issues in recent years. The Houston Chronicle reported earlier this year on more than 350 acres of land the college owned that went unused. There’s also been controversy surrounding the college’s associate degree nursing program, which was put on probation because the state concluded the […]

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Exit Interviews, HCC, and Attica Locke: Wednesday’s Show (August 31, 2016)

Posted on · It’s becoming a sort of tradition: as folks step away from some long-held positions here in Greater Houston, they drop by Houston Matters for an “exit interview.” Today, we bring you two. First, Maggie Martin talks with Mike Talbott, who’s retiring from his post as executive director of the Harris County Flood Control District after […]

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Mapping the Realm of Digital Responsibility in the World of Pokemon Go

Posted on · Maybe you’re one of the many Houstonians – and people across the nation, for that matter – playing Pokémon Go, the mobile game that sends people out and about in the real world in search of not-so-real monsters. Or, at least, maybe you’ve heard about all the many ways Pokémon Go can go wrong – […]

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What Will HCC Do With 350+ Acres of Undeveloped Property?

Posted on · About a year ago, The Houston Chronicle began an investigation into unused properties owned by Houston Community College. The newspaper found HCC owned more than 350 acres of undeveloped property and redirected millions of dollars in bond money in recent years to buy multiple tracts. Maggie Martin sat down with the paper’s higher education reporter, […]

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HCC Property and FCC Commissioner: Monday’s Show (May 23, 2016)

Posted on · About a year ago, the Houston Chronicle began an investigation into unused properties owned by Houston Community College. The newspaper found HCC owned more than 350 acres of undeveloped property and redirected millions of dollars in bond money in recent years to buy multiple tracts. On this edition of Houston Matters, Maggie Martin sits down […]

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Why HCC’s Nursing Program is On Probation — and Why It Expects Soon Not to Be

Posted on · Houston Community College has faced a fair amount of criticism in recent years for some land development plans that haven’t worked out. But while that’s gained a lot of notice, and HCC Chancellor Cesar Maldonado admits “course corrections” need to be made, there’s another challenge – an academic challenge – facing HCC: Its associate degree […]