Houston Matters

Full Show: Road Closures, Voter Lists, And The Music Of Harry Potter (Feb. 1, 2019)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: More road closures, examining voter lists, philosophers who perpetuated racist ideas, The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week's news, and the music of Harry Potter.

Houston Matters

Will Construction on 290 Ever End? TxDOT Answers Your Questions

Posted on · Transportation in general is a common complaint among Houstonians. But there’s one project in particular that may annoy drivers the most, and that’s Highway 290. The highway is currently undergoing a $2.3 billion widening project. Officials say the project is supposed to wrap up by late next year. We talk with Karen Othon of TxDOT […]

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Is Texas Racist? And the Endless 290 Construction Project: Tuesday’s Show (June 13, 2017)

Posted on · Since March, three different Texas voting laws have been struck down by the courts as intentionally discriminatory. And the Texas Legislature recently passed Senate Bill 4, the so-called “sanctuary cities ban,” which many immigrants rights’ groups are concerned will lead to racial profiling. That string of news got us wondering – is Texas racist? Does […]

Transportation

Report: Cities Have To Find Innovative Ways To Pay For Infrastructure Improvements

Posted on · With state budgets stretched thin and less money from the federal government, cities are often having to come up with their own funds to pay for road improvements. That’s according to a new report from the National League of Cities, which looks at the tools being used to pay for that work.

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Prop 1 Projects, Air Quality, and Mel Chin: Wednesday’s show (February 4, 2015)

Posted on · Tuesday in Houston and Rosenberg, the Houston-Galveston Area Council presented public meetings to share details on the Greater Houston area state highway projects it wants to see funded this year through money voters allocated in November from the state’s rainy day fund. Proposition 1 allocates $1.7 billion this year. Some $288 million of that will […]

Houston Matters

How Are Road Projects in Houston Paid For?

Posted on · We talk with Houston Public Media’s Gail Delaughter about how all types of road projects across Texas are funded, from how federal transportation funding finds its way to Texas, to how the city of Houston funds its ReBuild Houston program, and to how a city council move last week allows Council members to earmark ReBuild funds […]

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Rude Drivers, Third Ward Gentrification, and the Texas Music Festival: Houston Matters for Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Posted on · A recent study released by Auto Vantage suggests Houstonians are the rudest drivers in the country. Yep – worse than Los Angeles, notorious for traffic snarls and drive-by shootings. Worse than New York, a city that has long reveled in its perceived aggressiveness and intense traffic. How did we get here? Whether you accept this particular […]