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Montgomery County Proposes $280 Million Road Funding Proposal

Posted on · Montgomery County recently announced a proposal for a $280 million road bond in order to support the county’s growing population. Last May, a similar $350 million bond package failed to pass among voters in the area. A tea party organization called the Texas Patriots PAC  led the campaign against the fund proposal. The county judge, along with a precinct commissioner, reached […]

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Speedbumps and Opposition Continue for Texas High-Speed Rail Line

Posted on · Last year, we spoke with former Harris County judge and Texas Central Railway President Robert Eckels about his company's effort to construct a privately funded bullet train between Houston and Dallas/Fort Worth. Texas Central Railway first proposed the plan to build the rail line back in 2012. If successful, it would offer commuters a way […]

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High Speed Rail Revisited: Wednesday’s Show (August 12, 2015)

Posted on · Last year, we spoke with former Harris County judge and Texas Central Railway President Robert Eckels about his company's effort to construct a privately funded bullet train between Houston and Dallas/Fort Worth. Texas Central Railway first proposed the plan to build the rail line back in 2012. If successful, it would offer commuters a way […]

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Water Quantity, The Full Menu, and Chase Untermeyer: Houston Matters for Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015

Posted on · On past programs, we’ve explored water quality in Greater Houston. On this edition of the program, we talk about water quantity, and efforts underway to ensure there will be enough water for a growing Greater Houston community in the years to come. We’ also learn about a debate in Montgomery County over groundwater access. Also […]

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Why is Homelessness on the Rise in Montgomery County?

Posted on · According to the Coalition for the Homeless, on any given night this year in Houston, there have been more than 5,300 homeless people in the city, a significant decline over numbers calculated in 2011. While homelessness would seem to be declining in the city of Houston, it’s increasing in Montgomery County. We explore why with […]

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Bob Lanier, Homelessness, Cuba and Sports Monday: Houston Matters for Monday, Dec. 22, 2014

Posted on · Former Houston Mayor Bob Lanier passed away Saturday at the age of 89. Affectionately known as "Mayor Bob," Lanier served as mayor from 1992 to 1998. Bill White served as Mayor of Houston from 2004 to 2010, and on this edition of Houston Matters he joins us to share his memories of Lanier. Then: According […]