Texas Legislature

Red State, Blue Cities? Local Control Battles Set To Dominate Special Session

Posted on · Governor Greg Abbott, Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick, and their allies are increasingly turning to “preemptive” legislation to give Texas the final say on issues ranging from school bathroom policies to tree ordinances. That’s frustrating not only big city liberals but also many small-government conservatives.

Houston Matters

Decreased Fear of Crime and Growing LGBT Support Highlight Annual Houston Survey

Posted on · Fear of crime is declining in Houston. More people want to live in walkable neighborhoods with a mix of residences, workplaces and shopping. And there’s continued growth in support for LGBT rights. Those are just a few takeaways from the 36th annual Houston Area Survey from Rice University’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research. The survey is […]

Houston Matters

Some LGBT Employees in Oil and Gas Fear Discrimination

Posted on · Times are uncertain for many folks in the oil and gas industry, with crude oil prices continuing to drop. But some LGBT workers say there’s always been plenty of uncertainty in the industry for them – and maybe more so now. It’s the subject of a recent article by Jordan Blum of the Houston Chronicle, […]

Houston Matters

Prominent LGBT Rights Activists Tell Their Stories Prior to Houston Event

Posted on · San Antonio native Eric Alva was the first Marine injured in the Iraq War, and received a Purple Heart for his service. After his time with the military, he advocated for repeal of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy, and has testified in front of Congress against the policy. He continues to be at the […]

Full Show

Black Lives Matter, Transportation, LGBT Rights, and Quilts: Tuesday’s Show (October 27, 2015)

Posted on · Social activist and philosopher Dr. Cornel West will speak at the University of Houston Downtown on Friday, Nov. 6, at 7 p.m. He’ll discuss the Black Lives Matter movement and race relations in America today. On this edition of Houston Matters, we learn more about the Black Lives Matter movement as Michael Hagerty talks with […]