Houston Matters

Full Show: The Rise of Fracking, and Actor Bruce Campbell (Sept. 14, 2018)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: Journalist Bethany McLean tells us how the global oil landscape has shifted because of fracking. Our panel of non-experts breaks down the week's news. And actor Bruce Campbell discusses his career.

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The Pros and Cons of Limiting or Banning Red Light Cameras Statewide

Posted on · Once again this session, state lawmakers are considering the pros and cons of limiting or banning red light cameras statewide. The Senate Transportation Committee heard testimony on the idea on March 6, 2017.  Some municipalities have limited their use, or eliminated them for enforcement. Houston disconnected red light cameras years ago, but Sugar Land has […]

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Red Light Cameras in Sugar Land: Should They Stay, or Should They Go?

Posted on · A recent debate in Sugar Land asked the city’s mayoral candidates whether they are for or against the present automated red light camera enforcement system and why. We hear from a couple of mayoral candidates about their positions, and revisit previous conversations about these controversial devices.

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Houston Leads the Nation in Red-Light Fatalities

Posted on · According to a recent report from the National Coalition for Safer Roads, Houston leads the nation in red-light fatalities — deaths caused, at least in part, by a driver running a red light — based on data spanning a decade, from 2004 to 2013. In that time, 7,800 people died in red light crashes — 181 […]

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Red Light Fatalities and Law School Diversity: Wednesday’s Show (August 26, 2015)

Posted on · According to a recent report from the National Coalition for Safer Roads, Houston leads the nation in red-light fatalities — deaths caused, at least in part, by a driver running a red light — based on data spanning a decade, from 2004 to 2013. In that time, 7,800 people died in red light crashes — 181 […]

Good, Bad and Ugly

Sermon Subpoenas Withdrawn & Red Light Cameras: The Good The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · A lot can happen in a week. Some good, some bad, some ugly. When faced with intriguing developments in the week’s news, we turn to our rotating panel of “non-experts” to parse The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of it all. On this week’s panel: Joe Holley, “Native Texan” columnist for the Houston Chronicle; attorney Mark […]

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Technology, The Good the Bad and the Ugly, and a Cemetery Tour: Houston Matters for Friday, Oct. 31, 2014

Posted on · Happy Halloween!  On this edition of Houston Matters, Edel Howlin visits a Houston graveyard, we discuss the affordability of Halloween events in Houston, and we meet an actor from an area haunted house. We start, though, with the gadgets that haunt our world today. Technology is everywhere. So much so, in fact, that some really struggle […]

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Red Light Cameras in Houston: The History, Controversy and Legacy

Posted on · We all witness it from time to time (heck, some of us might willingly admit doing it ourselves): running a red light. Unfortunately, what may seem to some as a fleeting and relatively innocuous offense can have terrible consequences, as evidenced last month by the deaths of four people in southwest Harris County. A suspected […]