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Full Show: Bob McNair’s Football Legacy, And Remembering Activist Ray Hill (Nov. 26, 2018)

Posted on · On Monday's Houston Matters: We discuss Bob McNair's legacy as the owner of the Texans. We remember local civil rights activist Ray Hill. Veterinarian Dr. Lori Teller answers your pet care questions. And we learn about some of Houston’s most interesting abandoned buildings.

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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.

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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 […]

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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, […]