Medians along Houston Avenue to be removed out of concerns for public safety

City of Houston

Cost to reverse road work on Houston Avenue more than double that of initial construction project

Posted on · The City of Houston figures to spend upwards of $1 million on a six-block stretch of Houston Avenue near downtown, including $100,000 in December to install medians and curbs, $230,000 to reverse the previous work and an additional $500,000 to repave the street with new asphalt. A local transportation advocacy group called it "wasting taxpayer dollars."

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Houston Matters

Mayor Whitmire’s first 30 days (Feb. 9, 2024)

Posted on · On Friday's show: We reflect on Mayor John Whitmire's first 30 days in office and the significant leadership changes that have come with it. Then, we discuss yet another initiative that aims to "turn Texas blue." And we consider The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week.

Sheila Jackson Lee and Amanda Edwards

Elections

Amanda Edwards outraised Sheila Jackson Lee by more than 10-to-1 in the last quarter, FEC filings reveal

Posted on · Former Houston City Council Member Edwards raised nearly $272,000 towards her bid for the Democratic nomination in Texas’ 18th Congressional District in the final three months of 2023. Congresswoman Jackson Lee raised just $23,000.

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Law Enforcement

Houston-area law enforcement agencies rally behind Whitmire’s call for greater coordination to fight crime

Posted on · Houston Mayor John Whitmire is looking to increase the number of officers capable of responding to local calls for help while holding down cost increases. That will be a challenge.

Houston City Council Member Tiffany Thomas

Housing

Houston mayor, after scrapping public hearing on proposed affordable housing developments, plans Feb. 7 engagement session

Posted on · Houston City Council member Tiffany Thomas, who served as the council's housing committee chair for the last four years, organized a Tuesday public hearing that was called off by Mayor John Whitmire, because he has not yet made his own committee appointments.

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