Good, Bad and Ugly

Something Good, Something Bad and Something Ugly About 2016

Posted on · A lot can happen in a year. Some of it good. Some of it bad. Some of it downright ugly. On today’s special edition of The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, we turn to panelists Joe Holley, Marcus Davis and Natalie Arceneaux to each share something good, something bad and something ugly that occurred […]

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Zoning By Other Means, and Another Genius Grant: Houston Matters Weekend for Nov. 19, 2016

Posted on · Much is made about Houston’s lack of zoning. But Matthew Festa, a law professor from South Texas College of Law Houston, argues Houston doesn’t really look that different from most other cities. On this edition of Houston Matters Weekend, we talk with Festa, and others around town, about whether a variety of land rules, regulations […]

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Getting Healthcare Technology to Impoverished Areas: Meet Houston’s Latest MacArthur ‘Genius’

Posted on · In September (2016), Houston gained its third resident genius. That is Dr. Rebecca Richards-Kortum, a bioengineering professor at Rice University who was awarded the MacArthur Fellowship, commonly known as the “genius grant.” Richards’ work looks simple to the naked eye. Her program Beyond Traditional Borders, which she co-founded, and 360º Institute for Global Health at Rice, […]

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Project Row Houses: Solving Affordable Housing Issues with Art

Posted on · You might be familiar with Project Row Houses. For the past 20 years, the non-profit has renovated shotgun-style houses in Houston’s historic Third Ward and turned them into art installations and affordable housing for low-income residents. Last month, founder Rick Lowe was named a 2014 MacArthur Fellow, commonly known as a MacArthur genius award. It […]

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Voter ID, Banning Fracking and Project Row Houses: Houston Matters for Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

Posted on · Early voting began on Monday in Harris County with the state’s voter ID law recently reinstated by a federal appeals court. The ruling handed down by the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals allows the law to be used in the Nov. 4 election, despite a lower judge’s ruling that the law is unconstitutional. The Texas law […]