Posted on · On Thursday's show: We learn why the Texas Department of Criminal Justice issued an immediate lockdown at all Texas prisons this week.
Posted on · Texas Public Radio reporter Paul Flahive offers insight into what people in Texas prisons have experienced this summer.
Posted on · On Wednesday's show: With new laws taking effect this week, campaigns heating up, and even an impeachment trial scheduled for next week, we discuss the latest developments in politics in our weekly roundup.
Posted on · On Monday's show: NASA's Artemis I mission returned to Earth on Sunday. We discuss how the mission went and what was learned from it. And we examine how a lack of proper staffing and security contributed to a deadly Texas prison escape.
Posted on · On Thursday's show: The county's plans to sue the state over the latest audit of its elections, potential laws designed to stop abortion-related travel, the lack of air conditioning in Texas prisons, and the stories behind Houston's skyline.
Posted on · On Tuesday's show: ERCOT expects record high energy usage today. Can the state’s power grid hold up?
Posted on · On Monday's show: Unsafe wiring and inadequate alarm systems have led to deaths in Texas prisons, Elizabeth McIngvale's mental health journey, a local veterinarian answers your questions, and we get an update on sports.
Posted on · On Thursday's show: STAAR Test technical issues, what Latino parents want in a new HISD Superintendent, drugs in Texas prisons, previewing a new lunar lander and its Houston control center, and bidding farewell to News 88.7's Laura Isensee.
Posted on · Prisons, jails and detention centers have much higher coronavirus case and fatality rates than the general public. But attitudes toward inmates mean bank tellers may get vaccinated before they do.
Posted on · We delve into how COVID-19 is affecting the Texas prison population.
Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: COVID-19 in Texas prisons, Houston City Council Member Amy Peck, the Houston Matters Mixtape Vol. 3, and 30 years of the Hubble Telescope.
Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: COVID-19 and pregnancy, the effect on jails and prisons, how courts have adapted, tips for staying physically active, and our monthly film segment, The Bigger Picture.
Posted on · The 37-year-old man has been isolated and is being treated at the prison system's Galveston hospital, where he's been for three days.
Posted on · After revelations of evidence being planted in an inmate’s cell at a Texas Prison, Houston Matters discusses the rights of prisoners and hears from an organization that advocates on their behalf.
Posted on · On Monday's Houston Matters: A potential settlement is near in a class action lawsuit over heat in a Texas prison. Then, Texas and Japanese officials meet in Houston for an economic summit. Plus, a local veterinarian answers your pet care questions. And Jeff Balke updates us on local sports.