Houston Matters

Full Show: Harris Co. Judge Hidalgo Addresses Residents’ Concerns, And Our Complicated Relationship With Plastics (June 19, 2019)

Posted on · On Wednesday's Houston Matters: Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo discusses concerns of residents, HISD pay raises, our weekly political roundup, our complicated relationship with plastics, and life in Texas after the Civil War.

Houston Matters

Full Show: Preparing For Hurricane Season, And Issues Facing Texas Teachers (May 31, 2019)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: Property appraisals are returning to pre-Harvey levels for some homeowners. Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo discusses hurricane preparedness. We break down The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week's news. And we celebrate the bicentennial of the birth of Walt Whitman.

In-Depth

Emergencies En Español: Is Crisis Information Reaching Houston’s Language-Diverse Communities?

Posted on · Whether urban or rural, the 12 counties that make up the Houston metro area are increasingly diverse. With thousands of residents who struggle with English, it’s unclear who is making sure all communities get the emergency information they need.

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UPDATE: Company And Texas Officials Say Fire At Deer Park Petrochemical Facility Isn’t Dangerous For Residents

Posted on · ITC says three of the tanks are still on fire and another three are experiencing intermittent fires. The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality says that, as of 11:30 a.m. on Monday, it hadn't detected "any immediate health concerns at ground level."