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Open Carry in Effect and Attracting Millennials: Monday’s Show (January 4, 2016)

Posted on · Open carry is now officially legal in Texas. The new law, which took effect Jan. 1, allows licensed Texans to openly carry handguns in a shoulder or hip holster. But, there are some limitations concerning where open carry is allowed — as well as some concerns about how it’ll play out. On today’s Houston Matters, we discuss […]

Houston Matters

What Got Done — and What Didn’t — During the 84th Texas Legislature?

Posted on · The 84th legislative session officially wraps up in Austin today, and lawmakers spent the final weekend passing bills addressing issues ranging from campus carry, to medical marijuana, to student truancy, to a new school grade rating system. We discuss what lawmakers passed, what fell short of passage and what it all may signal politically with Brandon […]

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Child Fatality Report and Competitive Cooking: Wednesday’s Show (March 25, 2015)

Posted on · Two state agencies have collaborated to create a report examining child abuse and neglect fatalities in Texas. Researchers with the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services used public health information from the Department of State Health Services to examine nearly 700 cases in which a child died from abuse or neglect from 2010 to […]

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NRA and Open Carry, iFest Bankrupt & Montrose Rollerblader: The Good The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · The NRA distanced itself from the Texas Open Carry movement (and then distanced itself from said distancing); Houston’s iFest is facing bankruptcy; and the Montrose Rollerblading Dancer is getting national attention: It’s The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Houston news. This week’s panel of non-experts is comprised of: Mark Bennett (attorney and author of […]