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Full Show: Houston Time-Savers, And War-Toys (Feb. 2, 2018)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: We discuss ways to save time in Houston and welcome your time-saving tips. Our non-experts break down The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly of the week’s news. And a photo exhibit uses some unusual methods to show the plight of children in war zones.

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Conference Aims to Help Texas Implement Mexican-American Studies Courses

Posted on · (Above: Lorenzo Cano, associate director of the University of Houston’s Center for Mexican American Studies. Photo: Abner Fletcher, Houston Public Media) Later this week (March 31-April 1, 2017), educators will meet for a conference on implementing Mexican-American studies in Texas public schools. HISD Superintendent Richard Carranza will speak on Friday (March 31). On Saturday (April […]

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Rainy Day Fund, and Texas Wildfires: Monday’s Show (March 27, 2017)

Posted on · The Texas Taxpayers and Research Association recently released a report exploring the creation and original purpose of the state’s Economic Stabilization Fund, better known as the “rainy day fund.” The report includes the history of the fund and analysis of how it has been used in the budget process over the past 30 years. On […]

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HISD Superintendent Calls For ‘Investment’ In Public Education, More Centralized District

Posted on · On Wednesday (Feb. 15, 2017), HISD Superintendent Richard Carranza spoke at the annual State of the Schools luncheon. He outlined his priorities and some challenges the district faces. Right at the top of those priorities, Richard Carranza put funding for arts education, even if budgets are tight. “All children deserve a rich artistic experience as part of […]