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Chemical Plants and Houston’s Development: Thursday’s Show (May 19, 2016)

Posted on · A 2014 gas leak at a DuPont chemical plant in La Porte killed four workers. In response to that accident, the Houston Chronicle obtained chemical inventories of more than 2,500 businesses in Greater Houston to learn which pose the greatest risk to the public. On this edition of Houston Matters, we talk with reporters Matt […]

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How Houston’s Housing Market Came to Be

Posted on · The Texas Association of Realtors recently released its annual Homebuyers and Sellers Report. The gist: Texas housing demand and new home development remained high last year, but affordability was a challenge because the median household income slightly decreased as home prices continued to rise. But Houston’s housing market didn’t just crop up overnight. Scott Davis […]

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What Does the Ashby High-Rise Case Mean for Development in Houston?

Posted on · Last year, nearly two dozen residents near Rice Village sued to stop development of a 21 story residential tower. Jurors decided the so-called “Ashby High-Rise” would create a nuisance. Developers appealed, and now the case is before a Harris County judge. We discuss this seven-year-long battle between residents and developers, and how it represents what one of our […]