Texas

Gov. Greg Abbott Has Closed Texas Bars Twice Since The Pandemic Began. Now He’s Hinting At Opening Them Again

Posted on · Abbott shut down bars for a second time in June, when the proportion of coronavirus tests with positive results was more than 18%. That number has dropped to just over 6%. Experts worry that opening bars will contribute to another surge.

Houston Matters

Wednesday’s Houston Matters: A New Month Means New Evictions, And A Virtual Summer Camp For Kids (July 1, 2020)

Posted on · On Wednesday's show: Evictions are resuming as we enter a new month, we discuss the latest developments in politics, food writers discuss restaurant safety and takeout offerings, and we learn about a virtual summer camp for kids.

Houston Matters

Thursday’s Houston Matters: Police Reform And Evaluating Safe Restaurants (June 25, 2020)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: A new police reform task force in Houston, restaurant safety during COVID, depicting a small Texas community in film, and staying safe during a pandemic in the summer heat.

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Friday’s Houston Matters: Policy Changes To Aid Recovery, And Voting During A Pandemic (May 22, 2020)

Posted on · On Friday's show: Bars reopening across the state, policy changes to help the economic recovery, voters' concerns about going to the polls during a pandemic, and The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week's news.

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Friday’s Show: Battles Over Jurisdiction In A Pandemic, And Restaurants Start Reopening (May 1, 2020)

Posted on · On Monday's Houston Matters: The push and pull over governmental authority in a crisis, extraordinary measures as restaurants reopen, how social distancing has affected wildlife, The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week's news, and retiring State Sen. Kirk Watson on training future leaders.