Houston Matters

Thursday’s Houston Matters: Improving Law Enforcement Encounters With Those With Autism, And Stories From Daily Life In Space (Sept. 17, 2020)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: Concerns grow over a lack of negotiations between the city and the Houston Police Officers' Union, a new project hopes to improve communication between the police and people with autism, retired astronaut Col. Terry Virts discusses his book "How to Astronaut," and a traveling photo exhibit details the life of Comanche Chief Quanah Parker.

Houston Matters

Friday’s Houston Matters: Officers Fired Over Nicholas Chavez Shooting, And Back To School At UH (Sep. 11, 2020)

Posted on · On Friday's Show: Why the Houston Police Officers' Union disagrees with the firing, how back-to-school is going at the University of Houston, and The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week’s news.

Harris County

Harris County Requiring Residents To Wear Masks Outdoors During COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted on · Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo officially announced her order requiring face coverings on most county residents who leave the house, in an attempt to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Under the executive order, people ages 10 and older must cover noses and mouths with a mask, bandanna, scarf or other face covering if leaving […]

Houston Matters

Does Law Enforcement’s Inability to Investigate Every Crime Make the Public Apathetic About Reporting It?

Posted on · We learned this past summer about a Houston Police Department staffing study commissioned by the city, which indicated 15,000 burglaries and thefts, 3,000 hit-and-run crashes and 3,000 assaults in 2013 were set aside without follow-up. Houston Police Chief Charles McClelland, at the time, noted “There has never been a time that I have been employed […]

Full Show

Apathy About Police, Charlas, and Immunotherapy: Houston Matters for Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014

Posted on · We learned this past summer about a Houston Police Department staffing study commissioned by the city, which indicated 15,000 burglaries and thefts, 3,000 hit-and-run crashes and 3,000 assaults in 2013 were set aside without follow-up. Houston Police Chief Charles McClelland, at the time, noted "There has never been a time that I have been employed […]

Houston Matters

Is Gun Violence in Houston Getting Worse?

Posted on · Saturday marked the one year anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. Twenty children and six adults were killed. A year later, on this edition of Houston Matters, we consider gun violence here in Houston. Does Houston have more or fewer incidents of gun violence than other major U.S. cities? Is […]

Full Show

Gun Violence in Houston, Alzheimer’s Research & The Hermann Park Train: Houston Matters for Tues., Dec. 17, 2013

Posted on · Saturday marked the one year anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. Twenty children and six adults were killed. A year later, on this edition of Houston Matters, we consider gun violence here in Houston. Does Houston have more or fewer incidents of gun violence than other major U.S. cities? Is […]

Full Show

Houston Matters for Wed., Oct. 23, 2013

Posted on · On Thursday, Oct .24, Texas Southern University will host a community meeting called “Policing the Police” – it’s a panel discussion about police procedures. The event stems from recent articles about police misconduct published by the Texas Observer. On this edition of Houston Matters, in advance of the meeting, we talk with Texas Observer writer […]