Houston Matters

Full Show: Santa Fe Shooting Update, And Houston’s Role In A Global Economy (May 21, 2018)

Posted on · On Monday's Houston Matters: We bring you the latest updates on the Santa Fe High School mass shooting. We examine how recent global events might affect Houston's economy. NPR’s Congressional correspondent Scott Detrow takes a closer look at some upcoming local races. Houston native Kat Edmonson talks about her music. And Jeff Balke updates us on local sports.


Santa Fe High School Had A Shooting Plan, Armed Officers And Practice; Ten People Still Died

Posted on · Santa Fe High School had won a statewide award for its safety plan and recently had to activate it during a false alarm about an active shooter. Its plan to arm teachers hadn't been implemented yet.


Students Describe Terror Inside Santa Fe High School During Deadly Shooting

Posted on · As students huddled inside an art room supply closet, they frantically called police and their parents as the alleged shooter — a 17-year-old classmate — stalked the school. "He said, 'Surprise' and then he started shooting," said one survivor. Police say the student admitted responsibility for the shooting.