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Rules of the Road: Surviving Holiday Traffic in Houston

Posted on · Tailgating, speeding, changing lanes without signaling — do you see these offenses increase around the holidays? More than 7 million Texans are going to hit the road for holiday travel this year, according to AAA Texas. And while Houstonians are no strangers to traffic, no matter when you hit the road it’s still a good […]

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Houston Matters Weekend for December 3, 2016

Posted on · Houston Matters was ground zero for the launch of Public Media’s year-long DiverseCity initiative, an ongoing look at the many was race effects our lives in Houston. We started with an hour-long town hall to talk about law enforcement and people of color intersect. We hear an excerpt of that dialogue. Our guests include: Harris County […]


Houston Puts Two Latinos In Charge of Key Public Safety Departments

Posted on · Mayor Sylvester Turner announced on Thursday that he has named Art Acevedo for the police chief position and Samuel Peña as head of the Fire Department, which places two Latinos in charge of key Houston public safety departments. This is in addition to Ed Gonzalez, another Latino, being the Sheriff-elect of Harris County. 

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The African-American Community’s Relationship with Law-Enforcement: A Live Houston Matters Town Hall

Posted on · On this special edition of Houston Matters, we devote our entire hour to exploring the relationship between Greater Houston police and Houston’s black community with a number of guests in front of a live audience at Houston Public Media. Our guests include: Harris County Sheriff-elect Ed Gonzalez Houston Police Department Executive Assistant Chief Michael Dirden […]

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Houston Matters Live Town Hall On Race & Policing, Nov. 15 at Noon

Posted on · On Nov. 15, Houston Matters will host a live town hall conversation about relations between Houston’s African-American community and law enforcement. We see this town hall as an opportunity to bring our community together, to explore what may lead, at times, to disconnects, miscommunication or misunderstandings. We also want to highlight what good work is being […]