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The Top Houston Stories of 2015: Wednesday’s Show (December 30, 2015)

Posted on · Houston had a busy 2015, to say the least. As the year draws to a close, we look back at some of the biggest news stories from the past 12 months in Greater Houston on this special edition of Houston Matters. Of course, there were too many stories to mention them all, but we try […]

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What Challenges Face Houston’s Next Mayor?

Posted on · On Saturday (Dec. 12, 2015), Houston voters went to the polls and narrowly elected Sylvester Turner as the next Mayor of Houston. Turner, who eked out the runoff election win with 51 percent of the vote, reinforced in his victory speech that he “will do [his] very, very best to represent every single Houstonian in this city.” The […]

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Houston Matters’ Mayoral Runoff ’15: Tuesday’s Show (December 8, 2015)

Posted on · On this special edition of Houston Matters, we devote the entire hour to the two candidates in Houston’s mayoral runoff election: Sylvester Turner and Bill King. Bill King is a Houston native and an attorney and businessman who served two terms as mayor of the small city of Kemah in Galveston County. For a decade, […]

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HOU Decide: Highlights from the Houston Mayoral Debate

Posted on · The final debate before early voting in the Houston mayor’s race was held Saturday night. Houston Public Media, KHOU 11 News and Free Press Houston co-presented the debate called “Hou Decide,” which was geared, in part, towards younger voters, as evidenced by Tweet-like opening statements, and some questions coming from Millennials at a watch party in […]

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Houston Mayoral Candidate Sylvester Turner Answers Your Questions

Posted on · Over the last several Tuesdays, we’ve offered you a chance to speak directly with the major candidates running to be the next mayor of the City of Houston. We conclude today with State Rep. Sylvester Turner. He grew up in northwest Houston in the Acres Homes community. He’s a graduate of the University of Houston and Harvard Law School. Turner has […]

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Houston Mayoral Candidate Steve Costello Answers Your Questions

Posted on · On Tuesdays through Sept. 22, 2015, we offer you a chance to speak directly with the major candidates running to be the next mayor of the City of Houston. We continue on this edition with Houston City Council Member Steve Costello. Costello is a civil engineer, the co-founder and president of the engineering and surveying firm Costello Inc. […]

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Houston Mayoral Candidate Adrian Garcia Answers Your Questions

Posted on · On Tuesdays through Sept. 22, 2015, we offer you a chance to speak directly with the major candidates running to be the next mayor of the City of Houston. We continue on this edition with former Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia. Garcia spent 23 years as an officer in the Houston Police Department before being tapped to serve as […]

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Houston Mayoral Candidate Bill King Answers Your Questions

Posted on · On Tuesdays through Sept. 22, 2015, we offer you a chance to speak directly with the major candidates running to be the next mayor of the City of Houston. We continue with former Kemah mayor and Houston Chronicle columnist Bill King. The Houston native is an attorney and businessman. He served two terms as mayor of the small city of Kemah […]

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Houston Mayoral Candidate Marty McVey Answers Your Questions

Posted on · On Tuesdays through Sept. 22, 2015, on Houston Matters we’re offering you a chance to speak directly with the major candidates running to be the next mayor of the city of Houston. We continue with Houston area businessman Marty McVey.  In 2011, the private equity investor was appointed by the Obama administration to serve on an advisory […]

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Houston Mayoral Candidate Ben Hall Answers Your Questions

Posted on · For the next several Tuesdays on Houston Matters, we offer you a chance to speak directly with the major candidates running to be the next mayor of the city of Houston. We continue on this edition with Ben Hall. He’s a former city attorney who previously ran for mayor in 2013, losing to Annise Parker. […]

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How is Houston’s Mayoral Race Shaping Up?

Posted on · Last Wednesday, Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia announced his candidacy for Houston Mayor. He joins an increasingly crowded race with: former Congressman and former Council Member Chris Bell, Council Member Stephen Costello, 2013 mayoral candidate Ben Hall, former two term mayor of Kemah and Houston Chronicle columnist Bill King, businessman Marty McVey, and State Representative […]

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Mayoral Candidates, One Sticker and Snapchat Confessions: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · From a lack of female candidates in Houston’s mayoral race, to problems with the roll-out of the state’s “One Sticker” vehicle registration/inspection program, to going to confession via Snapchat: we discuss The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of this week’s Houston news. This week’s panel of non-experts is comprised of: Lorís Simón from Literal: […]