Houston Matters

Everything Is Horrible And Wonderful: A Sister Looks For Answers In Her Brother’s Death

Posted on · After her brother died of a heroin overdose, Stephanie Wittels Wachs wrote her memoir, Everything Is Horrible and Wonderful, about -- and to -- her late brother, Harris, who was an accomplished comedy writer and producer.

Good, Bad and Ugly

Dredging Lake Houston & Cloned Steaks: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly of the News

Posted on · Friday’s coverage of an attack on Dallas police following a rally related to recent police shootings of African-Americans pre-empted our normal edition of The Good, The Bad and The Ugly. Instead, we tasked our panel with sharing their reaction to the week’s volatile events. Now, we bring you the conversation our panel was originally going […]

Houston Matters

With More Public-Private Partnerships, Who Really Owns Houston Parks?

Posted on · When you look around Houston, especially on a sunny, cool day, you might notice a patchwork of nicely maintained green spaces and parks filled with people. In fact, the city’s parks department says it has a goal of connecting every resident of Houston to a neighborhood park in the next 25 years. Amid budget tightening, […]

Houston Matters

The Man Responsible For The Greenest Parts of Houston

Posted on · When the Houston Parks and Recreation Department was created nearly 100 years ago, it oversaw two facilities; Sam Houston Park and Hermann Park. Today, the department’s system includes more than 350 developed parks and more than 37,000 acres of green space. Joe Turner has served as the Director of the Parks and Recreation Department since 2004. […]

Full Show

Liquor Laws and Parking: Tuesday’s show (March 3, 2015)

Posted on · Walmart is suing Texas for the right to sell hard liquor. Soon after the lawsuit was filed in federal court, a coalition of businesses formed to push laws to allow publicly traded corporations to own and operate liquor stores. A couple of state legislators have also filed bills that would repeal parts of the alcohol […]