Houston Matters

The High School Senior Who Ran for Pearland School Board — and Won

Posted on · (Above: As a high school senior, Mike Floyd was elected to the Pearland ISD Board of Trustees in the May 2017 election. Photo: Michael Hagerty | Houston Public Media)In the May election, teenager Mike Floyd won a seat on the Pearland ISD’s Board of Trustees. At the time, he was a senior about to graduate. […]

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Issues Impacting Houston’s Latino Communities, and Pearland’s Teenage School Board Member: Monday’s Show (June 12, 2017)

Posted on · The University of Houston was recently selected to become headquarters of the Inter University Program for Latino Research for five years, starting in 2018. The IUPLR is a national consortium of 25 university-based Latino research centers with the overarching purpose of addressing the pressing issues that impact Latino communities. On this edition of Houston Matters, […]

Good, Bad and Ugly

Undercover High Schoolers and a Salacious Church Billboard: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · From undercover cops posing as high school students at two Pearland ISD schools, to a clothing store clerk’s response to a mother buying her daughter a boy’s suit, to a salacious-sounding billboard advertising an area church: our panel of non-experts discusses The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of this week’s Houston news. This week’s […]

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One Bin Recycling, NASA’s Predecessor and Anime: Friday’s Show (April 3, 2015)

Posted on · If you’ve been waiting eagerly for Houston’s “one bin” recycling program, don’t hold your breath. It’s still unclear when the program might begin. The original idea was to have every piece of household trash — including recyclables — go into one bin. The money to develop this idea came from Former New York Mayor Michael […]

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Rice President and Grit: Tuesday’s Show (March 17, 2015)

Posted on · David Leebron has been President of Rice University, since 2004. (He’s just the seventh person to hold the post). Under his watch, Rice has seen significant increases in undergraduate enrollment, the launch of the Kinder Institute for Urban Research, new residential colleges, new buildings on campus, and visits from important figures ranging from former President Bill Clinton to the Dalai Lama. On […]