Houston Matters

Poll explores the mayoral runoff (Nov. 27, 2023)

Posted on · On Monday's show: We take a closer look at what a new poll says about the upcoming mayoral runoff. And how much do days like Black Friday and Cyber Monday still mean for retailers this time of year?

Houston Matters Political Roundup

Houston Matters

Political Roundup: The significance of endorsements in the mayoral race

Posted on · Candidates in the Houston mayoral runoff picked up a slew of endorsements this week. In this week's political roundup, we discuss how much those endorsements mean in a runoff for a municipal election where turnout is already low.

Houston Matters

The week in politics (Nov. 22, 2023)

Posted on · On Wednesday's show: We discuss the latest in local, state, and national news in our weekly political roundup. And a new documentary offers a closer look at Lady Bird Johnson through her own recordings.

Houston Matters

The slow grind of transportation projects (June 13, 2023)

Posted on · On Tuesday's show: Trains stopped on tracks has made traffic a nightmare at times in Houston’s East End. A plan to build underpasses aims to help. We discuss why such transportation improvements often take so long and are so complicated.

Marty Lancton Firefighters

City of Houston

Whitmire-backed bill requiring arbitration between Houston and its firefighters on verge of becoming state law

Posted on · Senate Bill 736, sponsored by Houston mayoral candidate John Whitmire, would help bring resolution to a longstanding labor dispute between the city and its firefighters. The bill passed the Texas Senate and House and now needs a signature by Gov. Greg Abbott to immediately become state law.