Houston Matters

Protecting the Texas Coast from Storms: It’s a Year-Round Job

Posted on · Hurricane season may be over, but preparing for the next big tropical storm is a year-long process. Among the groups engaged in that effort is the Gulf Coast Community Protection and Recovery District. The GCCPRD develops plans to help Galveston, Harris, and other area counties to alleviate damage from storms like 2008’s Hurricane Ike. The […]

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An Inside Look At Houston’s Traffic Control Center

Posted on · Whether we like it or not, traffic is a fact of life here in Houston. Millions of us hit the roads every day to commute to and from work. But for some, traffic is more than just a headache. It’s a 24/7 job. That’s Houston TranStar, a partnership between several agencies that work together to […]

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‘Galveston Hangs’

Posted on · The Galveston Arts Center was destroyed by Hurricane Ike in 2008. Five years later, the original building remains empty. Organizers are hoping a new exhibit, ‘Galveston Hangs,’ will help raise the $2 million needed to finish renovations and reopen the original downtown location. Galveston Arts Center Director Kellianne Vallee talks about the new exhibit.