Senate unanimously passes a bill defining fentanyl poisoning as murder

Posted on · Houston Senator Joan Huffman authored Senate Bill 645, which would make the manufacture and delivery of less than 1 gram of fentanyl a third degree felony. The crime would rise to a second degree felony if a person dies from an overdose.

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Full Show: Day Care Deaths, And Harris County’s Opioid Lawsuit (Dec. 13, 2018)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: We preview tonight's HISD board meeting. Then, an investigative report examines deaths at Texas day cares. Plus, we check in on Harris County’s lawsuit against pharmaceutical companies for their alleged role in the opioid epidemic. And the Apollo Chamber Players perform some holiday music in studio.

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Full Show: Opioid Intervention, And Harvey Recovery Update (June 18, 2018)

Posted on · On Monday's Houston Matters: Could Houston house immigrant minors detained at the U.S.-Mexico border? Then, a new report says thousands of homes are at risk from rising tides. Also, we learn about a new intervention program for opioid abuse. We get an update on Harvey recovery efforts. And we discuss the latest Houston sports news.