Houston Matters

Why Are Pedestrian Fatalities Down Everywhere — Except Texas?

Posted on · A new report indicates pedestrian fatalities have decreased nationwide after a three-year spike. But not here in Texas. On this edition of Houston Matters, we’ll talk with the report’s author, transportation researcher Dr. Allan Williams, the former chief scientist at the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, about the particulars of what he found. Then we’ll discuss the implications of […]

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Increasing Houston’s Recycling Rates

Posted on · Earlier this week, officials in southwest Houston announced they would be expanding a popular recycling program for more than five-thousand residents. It’s called single-stream recycling. The program replaces smaller, 18-gallon green bins with much bigger 96-gallon bins. City officials say this program is very popular with residents, who find recycling more convenient with these larger, […]