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How Dangerous is Lead in Houston School Drinking Water?

Posted on · Environment Texas, an Austin-based environmental advocacy group, recently gave Texas a failing grade on keeping drinking water safe in public school districts. In a report from the group released late last month, they noted that 65 percent of Texas schools tested have measured unsafe levels of lead. And HISD is included in that bunch, having […]

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Political Roundup, and Lead in School Drinking Water: Wednesday’s Show (March 8, 2017)

Posted on · It’s time again for our weekly political roundup and analysis of national, state and local political stories. On this edition of Houston Matters, we discuss everything from President Trump’s allegations of wiretapping, to Homeland Security executing the president’s second executive order temporarily banning travel from six predominantly Muslim countries, to the Texas Legislature’s first hearing on the so-called Bathroom […]

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Craig Visits the Curling Club of Houston

Posted on · I have a quadrennial fascination with curling. Every winter Olympics, I find myself transfixed by the event that seems like some bizarre combination of shuffleboard, marbles, bowling, and an intense desire to clean. And I’m not alone – during the last Olympics, the Curling Club of Houston offered a “learn to curl” session at the Space […]