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Rainy Day Funds for Roads, and Bayou Restoration: Houston Matters for Wednesday, Oct.8, 2014

Posted on · Much of the focus of next month’s election has been, naturally, on candidates for major offices in Houston and across Texas, including a local race for District Attorney, and statewide elections for Governor and Lieutenant Governor. There’s also a proposition to voters on the ballot. HJR 1, if approved, would allocate half of the general […]

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Ride Sharing Revisited, Parking, and Texas Highways: Houston Matters for Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Posted on · After a public hearing Tuesday, the Houston City Council may well vote on a vehicle-for-hire ordinance change that would allow for ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft. That vote was initially to take place last month, but was delayed in the hopes that there might be consensus among stakeholders, including ride-sharing services and local cab […]

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Protective Orders, Road Project Funding, and Driver’s Ed: Houston Matters for Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Posted on · Six members of a family in suburban Spring who were shot to death last week will be laid to rest today in a private ceremony. Katie and Stephen Stay, and their four youngest children died in the attack. The couple's 15-year-old daughter Cassidy survived, called police, and identified her uncle, Ronald Lee Haskell, as the […]

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Sports Monday: Checking In On the Rockets’ West Coast Trip

Posted on · So far, the Houston Rockets’ West Coast road trip included a blow-out victory over the Lakers followed by an end to the team’s 8-game win streak at Golden State. But Houston got back on the winning track with a 115-112 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Sunday night. CultureMap Houston sports writer MK Bower joins […]

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How TxDOT Prepares for Icy Roads

Posted on · Sleet and ice in Houston. Again. What? As Greater Houston gears up for more icy weather today, we'll check in with TxDOT's Karen Othon about current road conditions and what the Houston District Emergency Operations Center has already done to pre-treat roads. And for any motorists who simply must drive Tuesday and Wednesday, we'll discuss […]

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How Prepared for Icy Weather is Greater Houston?

Posted on · Dozens of schools are closed today and transportation officials are warning motorists to stay off the roads after a mix of rain and below-freezing temperatures overnight brought on icy conditions for the Greater Houston area. We discuss how TX DOT prepared for the region's winter storm and how emergency officials will be monitoring conditions throughout […]


Ready to Make the Roadways Usable

Posted on · The pleasant weather is a stark difference with what is forecast for Friday. The National Weather Service says it is expected to be frigid with rain and possibly snow, which will impact driving conditions. Houston's Department of Public Works and Engineering is ready to respond. Pat Hernandez has more.