Good, Bad and Ugly

A Sit-In Over Gun Control and the Sky Lobby Closes: The Good, Bad and the Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · A lot can happen in a week. Some of it good. Some of it bad. Some of it downright ugly. When faced with intriguing developments in the week’s news, we turn to our rotating panel of “non-experts” to parse The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of it all. On this edition, we discuss: House Democrats […]

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Report: One in Four Texas Children Live in Poverty

Posted on · For the 20th year, the Center for Public Policy Priorities has released its State of Texas Children report, measuring child well-being by race and ethnicity. Previously known as the Kids Count report, it finds that one in four Texas children live in poverty and “the poverty rates for Latino and Black children are nearly three times […]

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Study: Texas Still Among Ten Worst States To Be a Child

Posted on · The latest Kids Count report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation was released Tuesday. The annual publication assesses child well-being by state, and, once again this year, the report ranks Texas low based on economic, educational and healthcare data, among other metrics. We talk with Jennifer Lee, research associate with the Center for Public Policy Priorities, about […]

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Kids Count and Tow Trucks: Wednesday’s Show (July 22, 2015)

Posted on · The latest Kids Count report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation was released Tuesday. The annual publication assesses child well-being by state, and, once again this year, the report ranks Texas low based on economic, educational and healthcare data, among other metrics. On this edition of Houston Matters, we talk with research associate Jennifer Lee […]

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Kids Count Report and Women’s Health: Houston Matters for Monday, July 28, 2014

Posted on · The latest Kids Count report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation was released last week. It’s the 25th edition of the report, and it once again shows Texas ranks low among the U.S. states in overall child well-being. That ranking is based on a variety of factors, including education (more than half of Texas children […]