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Full Show: What Houstonians Miss Most, And Cleopatra’s Backstory (April 6, 2018)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: Residents of a Houston development that flooded during Harvey are suing the designer. Then, longtime Houstonians discuss what long-lost elements of the city they miss the most. Plus, our non-experts discuss The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week's news. And we learn about Cleo, a new play at the Alley Theatre about the making of the 1963 film Cleopatra.

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Houston Matters Weekend for Saturday, September 3, 2016

Posted on · Everybody knows in Texas, you can’t be the team with the losing record. But that’s not the case with our state government’s record suing the federal government — mostly for things like overreach. So why do we have such a contentious relationships with the feds? And are taxpayers getting anything out of these big lawsuits? Dr. Jon […]

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Does Texas Get its Money’s Worth from Suing the Federal Government?

Posted on · Texas has always had a bit of a contentious relationship with the federal government – especially lately. Recent analysis of state data from The Texas Tribune says that since Pres. Obama took office in 2009, the state has sued his administration at least 43 times. Gov. Greg Abbott (our former attorney general) filed 31 of […]

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Tort Claims Act: Law Limits How Much You Can Sue the Government For

Posted on · A couple weeks back, KTRK reported on a Houston man, Andrew Henderson, who was hit by a car last month while riding his bicycle. Sadly, that’s not an unusual occurrence in Houston. What was unusual was who hit him – a Harris County Deputy Constable, who in responding to a call apparently ignored a stop […]

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Election Analysis and The Full Menu: Wednesday’s Show (November 4, 2015)

Posted on · Voters repealed the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance, Sylvester Turner and Bill King are headed to a runoff in the mayoral race, and voters across Greater Houston and Texas cast their ballots on issues like property taxes, term limits for city council members and county bond elections for road projects. On this edition of Houston Matters, […]