Transportation

Houston-To-Dallas Bullet Train Opponents Sue TxDOT And Paxton

Posted on · A group opposed to a private firm's plans to build a bullet train stretching from Dallas to Houston has filed a lawsuit against the Texas Department of Transportation and Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton in an effort to obtain communications between the firm and state officials.

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Indicted in Office in Texas: Tuesday’s Show (February 2, 2016)

Posted on · If politics is indeed the art of the possible, does that possibility lessen when you’re under indictment? With Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton facing this reality, we explore the history of elected officials in Texas in charge while being charged on this edition of Houston Matters. We welcome your questions for Brandon Rottinghaus, an associate […]

Houston Matters

Would Banning Guns in Dorms Violate the New Campus Carry Law?

Posted on · Texas’ many publicly funded colleges and universities are in the midst of forming their policies for how the state’s new campus carry law will be implemented at their respective campuses (private schools have the ability to opt out of the law). While universities are not allowed to come up with a plan that would "generally […]

Good, Bad and Ugly

Planned Parenthood, United Woes and VW Lawsuits: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · From Texas officials intending to remove Planned Parenthood from the Medicaid program, to more woes for United Continental, to Harris County declining Attorney General Ken Paxton’s request for the county to drop its lawsuit against Volkswagen: we discuss The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of this week’s news. Our panel of non-experts this week […]

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Preparing for Campus Carry: Friday’s Show (October 23, 2015)

Posted on · In August of next year (Aug. 1, 2016), the state’s new campus carry law takes effect. Passed in the legislative session this past spring, it will allow those with concealed handgun permits (who are required to be 21 and older) to carry concealed weapons on some college campuses. Private schools have the ability to opt […]