Houston Matters

How commissioners’ boycott of a tax vote will affect the county’s budget (Oct. 26, 2022)

Posted on · On Wednesday's show: Despite rising costs, Harris County is now forced to keep tax rates flat for the coming fiscal year because two commissioners boycotted votes on the matter. How will that affect the county's budget? Then we discuss that and other developments in politics in our weekly roundup.

Houston Matters

Compromise offered over county budget, and restaurants where you should never skip dessert (Oct. 5, 2022)

Posted on · On Wednesday's show: We learn about the compromise one commissioner is proposing over the county budget. Then we discuss the week in politics. And food writers talk about Houston restaurants where you should never skip dessert.

Houston Matters

Addressing noise from Washington Ave. bars, and actor Jeff Goldblum (May 3, 2022)

Posted on · On Tuesday's show: Proposed changes to the city's noise ordinance are being voted on this week to address noise stemming from Washington Avenue bars. Plus Harris County Commissioner Jack Cagle answers your questions. Then actor Jeff Goldblum talks about performing with his jazz band. And Houstonian KC Davis talks about her new book, How to Keep House While Drowning.

Politics

Harris County Leaders Agree To Cut Property Taxes By 3%, Avoiding A Possible Quorum Break

Posted on · Republican commissioners Jack Cagle and Tom Ramsey had threatened to break quorum the day of the vote, forcing the tax rate to revert to an even lower level, but ultimately reached a deal on a 3% cut.

Criminal Justice

Harris County Leaders Back Pardoning George Floyd For 2004 Drug Arrest

Posted on · The five members of Harris County Commissioners Court unanimously approved the resolution in support of the pardon request, which was submitted last month to the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles.