Houston Matters

Addressing Houston’s Rising Murder Rate, And Riding Out Rising Sea Levels (Nov. 19, 2020)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: Addressing Houston's rising murder rate, how some Gulf Coast residents plan to handle rising sea levels, a conversation with astronaut and Houston native Loral O’Hara, and reflecting on the contributions of the late columnist Molly Ivins.

Good, Bad and Ugly

Renaming Dowling Street, and Houston’s Murder Rate: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of The News

Posted on · A lot can happen in a week. Some of it good. Some of it bad. Some of it downright ugly. When faced with intriguing developments in the week's news, we turn to our rotating panel of "non-experts" to parse The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of it all. This week, our panel weighs in […]

Houston Matters

Why Are Murder Rates Up in 2015?

Posted on · Back in March, following a stretch of several murders in just over a day, a sergeant with the Houston Police Department's homicide division told the Houston Chronicle he was expecting "a heavy summer" for homicides. That comment prompted the Houston Matters team to wonder how much murder rates correspond to the seasons here – are […]

Full Show

Beach Ownership and Bank on Houston: Tuesday’s Show (June 23, 2015)

Posted on · The Houston Chronicle recently reported on a conflict between a Galveston resident and the city's Park Board over who rightfully owns a section of Galveston beach in front of the seawall. Resident Frank Maceo says that portion of the beach belongs to him. City officials say Maceo's claim could endanger plans to re-sand some of […]

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