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Safety in Houston, the Good the Bad and the Ugly, and Xanadu on Stage: Houston Matters for Friday June 20, 2014

Posted on · How do you determine where Houston is a safe place to live, work or walk around? A 2013 poll conducted by Gallup-Healthways Well Being Index said that 63 percent of Houstonians feel safe. That’s lower than the national average of 72 percent. And according to the Kinder Institute Houston Area Survey, crime as a number one […]

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What’s Being Done to Address and Prevent Crime in Houston?

Posted on · When you’re the fourth largest city in the country, crime is an inevitable part of life. But what crimes? And how prevalent are they? Houston Police Department statistics offer a glimpse. In January of this year, HPD says there were more than 11,300 crimes reported across the city of Houston. More than half were thefts; nearly […]

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Addressing Drunk Driving, Houstonians Respond to Typhoon Haiyan, & Houston’s Comedy Scene: Houston Matters for Wed., Dec. 11, 2013

Posted on · Cities like Chicago and New York don’t have the same numbers of drunk driving incidents and arrests as we have here in Houston. Of course, those cities, though much larger, have more extensive mass transit. Chicago has the “L” – a popular elevated train system. And New York City has its own subway system. But could there be more to […]

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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 Emily DePrang, […]