Houston Matters

A spike in upstream oil and gas jobs, and Harris County Commissioner Rodney Ellis (March 29, 2022)

Posted on · On Tuesday's show: Why Texas added 5,100 upstream oil and gas jobs last month, Harris County Commissioner Rodney Ellis answers your questions, and a conversation with poet Nikki Giovanni.

Politics

Harris County Leaders Agree To Cut Property Taxes By 3%, Avoiding A Possible Quorum Break

Posted on · Republican commissioners Jack Cagle and Tom Ramsey had threatened to break quorum the day of the vote, forcing the tax rate to revert to an even lower level, but ultimately reached a deal on a 3% cut.

Houston Matters

Tuesday’s Houston Matters: March Honoring George Floyd, And Houston As A ‘Prophetic City’ (June 2, 2020)

Posted on · On Tuesday's show: Rapper Bun B on the march honoring George Floyd, County Commissioner Rodney Ellis on recent protests, City Council Member Abbie Kamin answers questions, and sociologist Dr. Stephen Klineberg's new book, Prophetic City.

Houston Matters

Thursday’s Houston Matters: Summer Vacation And Tourism In A Pandemic, And A Carport Classroom (May 21, 2020)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: Concerns about how the county's COVID-19 relief program will work, how summer vacation and tourism are being affected by the pandemic, a pioneering woman in Houston city government reflects on her career, and a local teacher hosts socially distanced math classes from her home's carport.

Next Question

Next Question

Next Question (Ep 12): Commissioner Rodney Ellis, Laura Branigain, The Golden Globes And Yacht

Posted on · On this episode, Harris County precinct one Commissioner Rodney Ellis talks The Harris County Remembrance Project, Bail Reform and County Government; a look back at 80's pop icon Laura Branigan; film critic Dustin Chase handicaps the 77th Golden Globe Awards; and the song "Sad Money" from YACHT.