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The Costly Risks of Short-Term Rentals

Posted on · Earlier this month, a San Antonio court of appeals ruled in favor of a homeowners association that sued a homeowner who had rented his home out on several short-term leases after advertising online even though his deed prohibited anything but residential use of the home. This victory calls into question the legality of all Texas […]

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New ‘Vision Zero’ Plan Aims to Reduce Houston Traffic Deaths

Posted on · On Jan.14, 2016, Houston Tomorrow unveiled its "Vision Zero" plan – proposed steps to reduce the number of traffic deaths and serious injuries in Houston. We find out what they want the city to do in order to achieve that goal, as we talk with Jay Blazek Crossley, the executive director of Houston Tomorrow. We […]

Good, Bad and Ugly

Giving to Panhandlers and Jadeveon Clowney’s Injury: The Good The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · From a proposal to outlaw the practice of giving money to panhandlers in San Antonio, to the injury of Texans draft pick Jadeveon Clowney, to the Art Car Parade moving to April: we discuss The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of this week’s news. This week’s panel of “non-experts” features: Houston Chronicle writer and […]

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What’s the Effect of Medical Tourism on Houston?

Posted on · Medical tourism — it’s not as fun as the term “tourism” implies. It simply means people leaving their homes to seek medical care elsewhere. It could be in another city or even another country. That happens quite a bit in Houston, home of the Texas Medical Center. But how much do visitors seeking medical treatment […]