Houston Matters

Plans to cut property taxes (Jan. 20, 2023)

Posted on · On Friday's show: State lawmakers have plans to reduce property taxes across Texas. How much will it save typical homeowners? And we discuss how unlimited paid time off models work at businesses adopting that benefit model.

Tony Award-Winning Broadway producer and actor, Ron Simons

I SEE U

I SEE U, Episode 65: The Show Must Go Black

Posted on · The most Tony Award-winning Black producer in history, Ron Simons, is leading an historic effort on Broadway to hire more people of color in creative and leadership positions, as well as develop more onstage narratives and storytelling about underrepresented minority communities.

Politics

Major Corporations Come Out Against Proposed Voting Restrictions In Texas

Posted on · Dozens of big companies, local businesses and chambers of commerce issued a statement reflecting the biggest pushback yet by the business community against Texas Republican efforts to further tighten the state's restrictive voting rules.

Houston Matters

Full Show: Houston Partnering With Microsoft, And Outsider Art (May 4, 2018)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: We learn about a new partnership between Microsoft and the City of Houston. Then, the Houston Chronicle's executive editor talks about the general state of the newspaper industry. Our panel of non-experts discusses The Good, Bad, & Ugly of the week's news. And a new book examines outsider art in Texas.

Full Show

Houston Matters for Friday, Sept. 27, 2013

Posted on · Houston has as large a Spanish-speaking population as any city in the United States. Larger than most, in fact. As a result, many Houstonians speak both English and Spanish. But some only speak English. And some only speak Spanish. Should English speaking Houstonians make more of an effort to learn Spanish? Should Spanish speaking Houstonians […]