Houston Matters

The Murder Trial Of Derek Chauvin, And Families Sue Center Point Over Winter Freeze Deaths (March 30, 2021)

Posted on · On Tuesday's show: A closer look at three legal proceedings affecting Houston, a conversation with City Councilman David Robinson, how Texas law enforcement agencies use hypnosis in investigations, and artist Jennifer May Reiland discusses her new exhibit.

Houston Matters

Will Lawsuits Against ERCOT Succeed? (Feb. 23, 2021)

Posted on · On Tuesday's show: State lawmakers take up the governor’s emergency item on ERCOT reform, lawyers try to sue the energy grid operator over last week’s power outage, and Houston City Councilman Edward Pollard answers listener questions.

Town Square

The Year in Politics

Posted on · This week Town Square reflects on the events that defined 2020 in a three-part special series. These memorable roundtable discussions feature some of our favorite guests in the past year to discuss the leading events that have shaped our lives.

Houston Matters

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.

Full Show

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? […]

Houston Matters

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 […]

Houston Matters

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 […]