Houston Matters

Indicted in Office: Legal Charges Against Texas Politicians Are Nothing New

Posted on · If politics is indeed the art of the possible, does that possibility lessen when you’re under indictment? With Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton facing this reality, we explore the history of elected officials in Texas in charge while being charged on this edition of Houston Matters. We welcome your questions for Brandon Rottinghaus, an associate professor […]

Good, Bad and Ugly

HERO Ruling, Indictment Against Perry Dismissed: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · From the Texas Supreme Court’s ruling on HERO, to a state appeals court throwing out one of two indictments against former Texas Governor Rick Perry, to NASA’s call for sustained funding: we discuss The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of this week’s news. This week’s panel of non-experts is comprised of: The Business Makers […]

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Ted Cruz and the No Bid Contracts

Posted on · Houston Senator Ted Cruz officially announced he will be running for president in 2016 via his twitter account after midnight on Monday, March 23rd. That makes him the first of the potential candidates to do so. He reaffirmed his intent at a press conference at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia on Monday morning. We’ll discuss […]

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Where’s the Case Against Former Gov. Perry Headed?

Posted on · While former Texas Governor Rick Perry continues to pursue his presidential ambitions, with stops in Iowa and South Carolina, a criminal indictment against him goes forward as well. On Friday, attorneys for the former Texas Governor filed a third motion to dismiss the indictment, three days after Judge Bert Richardson denied their first attempts. We […]

Full Show

Chief McClelland, METRO and Air Station Houston: Thursday’s show (February 5, 2015)

Posted on · little under a year ago we spoke with Houston Police Chief Charles McClelland and Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia about crime in Houston. We looked at how it’s investigated, how it’s monitored, what are some of the trends in crime that are on the rise and what trends seem to be declining. On this edition […]

Good, Bad and Ugly

Perry Indicted and Requiring Freshmen to Live on Campus: The Good The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · From Rick Perry’s indictment to a plan to require University of Houston freshmen to live on campus to using federal funds to buy water taxis in The Woodlands: as we do every Friday, we parse The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of the week’s news with our panel of “non-experts.” This week, we’re joined by the Houston Chronicle’s Kyrie […]