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Full Show: East Side Gentrification, And The Year In Transportation (Dec. 18, 2018)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: A report expects crime and murder rates to decline in most big cities -- except Houston. Then, a study examines which of Houston's neighborhoods are the most susceptible to gentrification. Plus, we reflect on the year's biggest transportation stories. And John Lomax III discusses the contributions of his father, John Avery Lomax, Jr., to the documentation of American folk music.

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Murder & Mayhem in Houston: Book Tells of Forgotten Bayou City Crimes

Posted on · Many of us are familiar with some of the most notorious crimes in Houston history, especially those in the last couple decades. But not every case has a book written about it or a movie made – or some have simply faded from memory over time. And those are the stories John Nova Lomax and […]

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Safety in Houston, the Good the Bad and the Ugly, and Xanadu on Stage: Houston Matters for Friday June 20, 2014

Posted on · How do you determine where Houston is a safe place to live, work or walk around? A 2013 poll conducted by Gallup-Healthways Well Being Index said that 63 percent of Houstonians feel safe. That’s lower than the national average of 72 percent. And according to the Kinder Institute Houston Area Survey, crime as a number one […]

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Crime, Oil Spill Update, ICE, & Kayaking Buffalo Bayou: Houston Matters for Wed., March 26, 2014

Posted on · When you’re the fourth largest city in the country, crime is an inevitable part of life. But what crimes? And how prevalent are they? Houston Police Department statistics offer a glimpse. In January of this year, HPD says there were more than 11,300 crimes reported across the city of Houston. More than half were thefts; nearly […]