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The Mayor’s Budget, Reid Ryan, and Pet Care: Monday’s Show (May 18, 2015)

Posted on · Last week, Houston Mayor Annise Parker unveiled a $5.1 billion budget proposal for the upcoming fiscal year, which begins on July 1. The 2016 fiscal year budget proposal is the last of Mayor Parker's administration. On this edition of Houston Matters, we talk about where the majority of funds are going, how this could shape […]

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The State of Houston’s Economy: Monday’s show (April 13, 2015)

Posted on · We launch a week-long series exploring “The State of Houston” with a conversation about Greater Houston’s economy on this edition of Houston Matters. We’ll talk with News 88.7 FM business reporter Andrew Schneider about the impact of recent low oil prices on Houstonians, recent developments in construction, whether real estate remains a seller’s market, and […]

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A Dog Drinking Excessive Water and Keeping Canines Out of the Cat’s Litter Box: Our Vet Answers Your Pet Care Questions

Posted on · From a dog drinking an excessive amount of water to keeping dogs out of the litter box: Veterinarian Dr. Lori Teller from the Meyerland Animal Clinic returns for our monthly conversation about the care and feeding of your beloved dogs and cats.

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Sex Offender Management, Higher Ed Issues, and Pet Care: Monday’s show (March 9, 2015)

Posted on · The state agency responsible for supervising, monitoring and providing treatment for the most violent sex offenders in the state is undergoing some sweeping changes. Among the problems faced by the recently revamped Office of Violent Sex Offender Management: a shortage of housing for sex offenders released from prison and a perception that the state’s civil […]

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Grand Jury System and Pet Care: Monday’s show (February 23, 2015)

Posted on · Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson wants to see a change in how grand juries are selected. Grand juries of 12 people determine whether enough evidence exists to formally charge a suspect with a crime. Currently in Texas, judges are tasked with impaneling them, but it’s a time-consuming process. So, some name friends as “grand […]

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Real Estate, Immigration, Pet Care, and Deflategate: Houston Matters for Monday, Jan. 26, 2015

Posted on · As discussed previously on this program, the Urban Land Institute and Price Waterhouse Cooper's "Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2015" report suggests Houston is the country's number one "market to watch" this year. So, Houston Matters will do just that, periodically, throughout 2015. It’s been a seller’s market in real estate here in Houston for […]

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More Houstonian Pet Peeves, Pet Care, and Sports Monday: Houston Matters for Monday, Dec. 15, 2014

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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Adjusting to Cold Weather, Constant Meowing, and a Dog Reverse Sneezing: Your Pet Care Questions Answered

Posted on · From helping your pets adjust to the cold weather, to stopping a constantly meowing cat, and from what age to stop vaccinating pets to helping a Dachshund suffering from a “reverse sneeze” — veterinarian Dr. Lori Teller from the Meyerland Animal Clinic answers your questions about the care and feeding of your beloved pets.

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Texting While Driving, Pet Care, and Sports Monday: Houston Matters for Monday, Nov. 17, 2014

Posted on · The start of the next legislative session in Austin is still a couple of months away, but state lawmakers are already beginning to file bills. Among them: State Representative Tom Craddick, who has once again filed a measure calling for a texting-while-driving ban. It’s similar to a bill passed in 2011, which Gov. Perry vetoed. […]

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Why Is My Dog Licking the Floor? And When Should You Euthanize an Ailing Pet? Your Pet Care Questions Answered

Posted on · As we do periodically, we bring in veterinarian Dr. Lori Teller of the Meyerland Animal Clinic to answer your questions about the health of your beloved dogs and cats. On this edition, Dr. Teller answers questions that include: why a dog might lick the floor, whether marijuana products for pets are safe, and how to […]

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More Pet Peeves, Pet Care, and Sports Monday: Houston Matters for Monday, September 15, 2014

Posted on · Every few months or so, we like to 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 […]

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Perry Indicted, Bill Richardson, and Pet Care: Houston Matters for Monday, August 18, 2014

Posted on · Rick Perry is the first Texas Governor in nearly a century to face a criminal charge. Late Friday, Gov. Perry was indicted on two charges alleging he abused his power as governor to pressure a district attorney arrested for drunk driving to resign, by threatening to cut off funding for her office. On this edition […]

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Sidewalks, Dogs and Cats, and Sports Monday: Houston Matters for Monday, July 21, 2014

Posted on · Montrose residents are petitioning the city to address that neighborhood's deteriorating sidewalks. The Montrose Sidewalk Coalition says cracked sidewalks pose a danger – they'd like the city to offer a plan to the public to address the state of their sidewalks and ensure safety and access. There’s just one problem: according to city law, property […]