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Pearland Mom of Transgender Child Describes Journey to Acceptance

Posted on · LGBT rights continue to be a divisive issue in this country. The platform at this week’s Republican convention in Cleveland includes language opposing gay marriage and bathroom use based on gender identity. A couple of months ago, Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick publicly urged the superintendent of the Fort Worth Independent School District to resign […]

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Failures in Corruption Investigations at the Border: Wednesday’s Show (December 16, 2015)

Posted on · On Tuesday (Dec. 15 2015), Gov. Greg Abbott announced Texas National Guard troops would remain at the Mexico border. Their nearly 18-month mission — prompted by an influx of unaccompanied children pouring into the country — was supposed to end this month, but it will now continue amid another wave of arrivals. Of course, it’s not just […]

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Why Are Industrial Companies Moving To Pearland?

Posted on · Pearland has experienced a surge in recent years in industrial growth. We talk with Matt Buchanan, president of the Pearland Economic Development Corporation, about why FloWorks, Dover Energy, Merit Medical, Tool-Flo, Profile Wire and Mitsubishi Heavy Industry Compressors International have all developed facilities in Pearland in recent years, and whether that trend is likely to […]

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Construction Safety, Grand Parkway, and Grady Gaines: Tuesday’s Show (November 3, 2015)

Posted on · Recently, huge scaffolding collapsed at an apartment complex under construction near Minute Maid Park. Several workers were injured in the incident. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating the accident. In light of the incident, we discuss how construction safety is regulated and monitored here, on this edition of Houston Matters. We welcome your questions and comments […]

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Pearland: Growing Fast, Changing Fast

Posted on · Today, Pearland is one of the fastest growing areas in Greater Houston. It’s population has recently jumped in the past years from the low ten thousands to over 100,000. This rapid growth means constant change, development and a town that is trying to figure out their identity. In the latest installment of our “Neighborhoods” series, Houston […]

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New Laws, Pearland and Texans Preview: Monday’s Show (August 31, 2015)

Posted on · Starting tomorrow (9/1/15), the majority of the laws passed during the state’s 84th legislative session will take effect. All this month, the Texas Tribune has reported how these new laws may change some Texans’ lives. We discuss how on this edition of Houston Matters, as we welcome your questions for Texas Tribune Managing Editor Ayan Mittra. Also […]