Houston Matters

Is the Issue of Veteran Homelessness in Houston Really Over?

Posted on · Houston Mayor Annise Parker, HUD Secretary Julian Castro, VA Secretary Robert McDonald, and Labor Secretary Thomas Perez all gathered Monday to announce that chronic veteran homelessness in Houston is effectively over! But is that actually true? What does “effectively” mean? What are the caveats? We ask Mandy Chapman Semple from the mayor’s office and Tom […]

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Level 1 Trauma Centers and Patrice Pike: Thursday’s Show (June 4, 2015)

Posted on · Despite more than 250 layoffs, and a new policy limiting the patients Ben Taub General Hospital can handle in its ICU, Harris Health System is operating at a $14 million deficit this year. The reductions in service threaten Ben Taub’s long-term Level 1 trauma center designation. Ben Taub is one of just three such trauma centers […]