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Guns in Courthouses and a Federal Judicial Backlog: Monday’s Show (September 12, 2016)

Posted on · Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton recently filed a lawsuit against Waller County over signs that ban firearms posted in its multipurpose county courthouse in Hempstead. The suit centers on an exemption in the state's open carry law that prohibits firearms "on the premises of any government court or offices utilized by the court." In a […]

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Fountain View, Back to School and Pet Care: Monday’s Show (August 15, 2016)

Posted on · Earlier this month, Mayor Sylvester Turner turned down a plan from the Houston Housing Authority that would have built a mixed-income complex near the Galleria area, saying he's not going to present that plan to Houston City Council. The Mayor's main objection to the project is the price tag. While the city wouldn't need to […]

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Law Enforcement and Open Carry: Monday’s Show (July 18, 2016)

Posted on · Three law enforcement officers were fatally shot – and three more wounded – Sunday morning in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. State police officials today say the shooter "was targeting officers." The attack on police, of course, follows the one in Dallas just eleven days ago at an otherwise peaceful protest organized in response to two high-profile […]

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Why Are Dogs Afraid of Thunder? Your Pet Care Questions Answered

Posted on · Once again, Houston Matters goes to the dogs...and cats. Veterinarian Dr. Lori Teller from the Meyerland Animal Clinic joins us to field your questions about the care and feeding of your beloved canine or feline companions. Today, Dr. Teller answers questions about why dogs are often afraid of thunder and other loud noises, whether or […]

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An EPA Ozone Rule’s Impact on Deer Park: Monday’s Show (February 15, 2016)

Posted on · Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court put a temporary hold on a new EPA rule designed to cut carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants. That ruling may have dwarfed another environmental discussion taking place here in Houston at the annual Hot Air Topics Conference hosted by the Gulf Coast Air and Waste Management Association. There, […]

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Power Outages, Pet Care, and Texans Thumped: Monday’s Show (January 11, 2016)

Posted on · Some residents in the Greater Houston suburb of Sienna Plantation, southwest of Houston, are predicting their power will go off any day now. How do they know? They say it happens all the time. They also complain state regulators are not helping them. On this edition of Houston Matters, News 88.7 energy and environment reporter […]

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Sylvester Turner Elected Mayor: Monday’s Show (December 14, 2015)

Posted on · On Saturday, Houston voters went to the polls and narrowly elected Sylvester Turner as the next Mayor of Houston. Turner, who eked out the runoff election win with 51 percent of the vote, reinforced in his victory speech that he “will do [his] very, very best to represent every single Houstonian in this city.” The […]

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Reacting to Terrorism: Monday’s Show (November 16, 2015)

Posted on · We all were shocked and angered by the attacks Friday night in Paris. Houston interfaith activist Saadia Faruqi called it “another heinous, barbaric attack.” She had additional thoughts about how, as a Muslim in America, she'll once again be "expected to apologize" for terrorists. She wrote about it in an essay she posted this weekend […]

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More Houstonian Pet Peeves: Monday’s Show (September 21, 2015)

Posted on · Every few months, we give you the opportunity to vent. It could be something about Houston, like the traffic or the weather. It could be something about your life. It could be something you just wished was a little bit different. It's your pet peeve, that one thing that sticks in your craw, that you […]

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Carbon Reduction and Arian Foster: Monday’s Show (August 10, 2015)

Posted on · Last week, President Obama, flanked by EPA Chief Gina McCarthy, presented a revised “Clean Power Plan” setting standards to reduce carbon dioxide emissions 32 percent from 2005 levels by 2030. That’s 9 percent more than the administration’s previously proposed rules. The plan requires states to submit plans to meet that goal. Reaction here in Texas […]

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HB2 Showdown and Sports Rivalries: Monday’s Show (July 20, 2015)

Posted on · Late last month, and for a 2nd time, the U.S. Supreme Court put implementation of HB2 on hold. The High Court may now decide in its next term to hear a case challenging if the controversial legislation creates an undue burden for Texas women seeking abortions. House Bill 2, passed back in July of 2013, […]

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