Houston Matters

Despite a Strong Housing Market, Foreclosures Are Still a Problem in Houston

Posted on · Much has been made recently about the housing industry here in Houston – home prices are up. It’s a seller’s market. It’s also a market that has its share of foreclosures. A recent study from the University of Houston’s Hobby Center for Public Policy examines the factors that contribute to foreclosures in Houston. Over 16 […]

Houston Matters

Houston Student Receives National Award for Creating Literacy Program

Posted on · We learn about a literacy program called Reading Aces, which helps kids improve their learning skills and foster a love of reading. The organization was founded by Houston’s Brette Machiorlette, who was a sophomore at Lamar High School at the time. In January, Nickolodeon gave her its first HALO Effect award, which recognizes one deserving teen every month […]

Good, Bad and Ugly

Houston Home Sales, HISD Literacy Plans, & Reasons Not to Move to Austin? The Good, The Bad & The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · An all-time high in Houston home sales, modifying HISD’s literacy plans, and reasons not to move to Austin? It’s The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Houston news. Our panel of decided non-experts this week are: Kyrie O’Connor of the Houston Chronicle, Dianah Dulany of ComedySportz Houston, and Frederick J. Goodall, author of parenting blog MochaDad.com.

Houston Matters

Organizations Aim to Improve Houston’s Literacy

Posted on · With Houston’s diversity and large immigrant population, it’s no surprise that illiteracy is a problem here. We meet representatives from two organizations working to improve literacy for both children and adults in Houston: Kathryn Bauchelle is a Program Director for Literacy Advance of Houston, which focuses on adult literacy challenges; and Robin Reagler is the Executive […]