Texas Elections 2018

Voter Turnout In A Texas Democratic Gubernatorial Runoff Hasn’t Been This Low In Nearly 100 Years

Posted on · Democrat Lupe Valdez will face off against Republican Gov. Greg Abbott in the fall. Two incumbents in the Texas House lost their runoffs. And Democrats had their worst runoff turnout in almost a century.

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Conference Focuses on Managing Stormwater and Runoff in a Greener, Cheaper Way

Posted on · This week, Houston is hosting the 2015 International Low Impact Development Conference. Low Impact Development is a land planning and engineering design technique aimed at managing storm water and runoff closer to where the rain initially fell. Justin Ring, an engineer with the local firm EHRA, sat down with Houston Matters’ Michael Hagerty to explain […]

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State of the Union and Early Literacy: Houston Matters for Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015

Posted on · President Obama delivered his sixth State of the Union address Tuesday night. He covered a wide range of issues, many of which are especially relevant to Houston and Texas. As a new, Republican-controlled Congress looked on, the President reiterated veto threats should Congress “put the security of families at risk by taking away their health insurance…or […]

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Lt. Governor’s Debate Promises to Be Interesting

Posted on · Friday, May 2, at 7 p.m. candidates in the Lt. Governor Republican primary runoff race will face off in a debate on Houston Public Media’s TV 8 and News 88.7, and online at houstonpublicmedia.org. Our own Craig Cohen will moderate the debate along with three local journalists who’ll serve as panelists. Craig sat down with […]

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Banning Native American Mascots, Charity Scams & City Council Runoffs: Houston Matters for Thurs., Dec. 12, 2013

Posted on · HISD today may take its first steps towards a policy prohibiting the use of certain Native American mascots and symbols some deem offensive or culturally insensitive. While some consider such representations offensive, others characterize them as symbols of respect. Still others see such labels as political correctness run amok. We’ll discuss. Also: ‘Tis the season of giving. […]