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Houston Mayoral Candidate Marty McVey Answers Your Questions

Posted on · On Tuesdays through Sept. 22, 2015, on Houston Matters we’re offering you a chance to speak directly with the major candidates running to be the next mayor of the city of Houston. We continue with Houston area businessman Marty McVey. In 2011, the private equity investor was appointed by the Obama administration to serve on […]

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Meet the 2015 Houston Mayoral Candidates

Posted on · Each Tuesday through September 22, Houston Matters offers you a chance to learn about the major candidates for Houston mayor and ask them your questions. SCHEDULE/AUDIO: Chris Bell (Aug. 11, 2015) LISTEN HERE Ben Hall (Aug. 18, 2015) LISTEN HERE Marty McVey (Aug. 25, 2015) LISTEN HERE Bill King (Sept. 1, 2015) LISTEN HERE Adrian […]

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Houston Mayoral Candidate Ben Hall Answers Your Questions

Posted on · For the next several Tuesdays on Houston Matters, we offer you a chance to speak directly with the major candidates running to be the next mayor of the city of Houston. We continue on this edition with Ben Hall. He’s a former city attorney who previously ran for mayor in 2013, losing to Annise Parker. […]

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Houston Mayoral Candidate Chris Bell Answers Your Questions

Posted on · Starting today, and for the next several Tuesdays on Houston Matters, we offer you a chance to speak directly with the major candidates running to be the next mayor of the city of Houston. We start on this edition with Chris Bell. He’s a former City Council Member and former U.S. Congressman. He’s also an […]

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Poll Shows Houston Voters’ Thoughts on Mayoral Race and the Area’s Major Issues

Posted on · Last night, Houston Public Media News 88.7 FM and KHOU 11 released an election poll conducted by the Survey Research Center, the University of Houston Center for Public Policy and Rice University. It covers a wide range of questions about the state of Houston — from what voters see as the major problems we're facing, […]

Good, Bad and Ugly

Legislature Ends, Homeless Vets and a Cattle Drive: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · A lot can happen in a week — some of it good, some of it bad, some of it downright ugly. When faced with intriguing developments in the week’s news, we turn to our rotating Friday panel of “non-experts” to parse The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of it all. On today's panel: Wayne […]

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How is Houston’s Mayoral Race Shaping Up?

Posted on · Last Wednesday, Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia announced his candidacy for Houston Mayor. He joins an increasingly crowded race with: former Congressman and former Council Member Chris Bell, Council Member Stephen Costello, 2013 mayoral candidate Ben Hall, former two term mayor of Kemah and Houston Chronicle columnist Bill King, businessman Marty McVey, and State Representative […]

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Mayoral Candidates, One Sticker and Snapchat Confessions: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · From a lack of female candidates in Houston’s mayoral race, to problems with the roll-out of the state’s “One Sticker” vehicle registration/inspection program, to going to confession via Snapchat: we discuss The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of this week’s Houston news. This week’s panel of non-experts is comprised of: Lorís Simón from Literal: […]

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Councilman Costello Discusses New Role and Houston’s Transportation Needs

Posted on · Stephen Costello is an at-large member of the Houston City Council. He's also expected to make fully official his run for mayor later this month. And he's just recently been elected to chair a Houston-Galveston Area Council group tasked with developing and approving transportation plans for the H-GAC's eight county region. In those capacities, and […]

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Who Might Run for Mayor of Houston?

Posted on · While D.C. watchers salivate over the developing 2016 Presidential campaign, Houstonians engaged in city politics are keeping an eye out for signals as to who might make a run in November to replace outgoing Houston Mayor Annise Parker next year. So, we discuss the likely candidates, and what they may bring to the table. We […]