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New documentary sheds light on law enforcement’s response to the Uvalde school shooting

Posted on · Investigative reporter Lomi Kriel explains what a trove of information released by a confidential source reveals about the law enforcement response to the worst school shooting in Texas history. Her reporting is the basis for a new episode of the PBS series Frontline.


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The week in politics (May 10, 2023)

Posted on · On Wednesday's show: From debt ceiling negotiations, to Title 42 ending, to bills under consideration in the Texas Legislature, we discuss the latest developments in local, state, and national politics in our weekly roundup.


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Policy ideas on mass shootings (April 4, 2023)

Posted on · On Tuesday's show: A new report from Rice University suggests two specific actions to address the problem by – among other things – honing in on a trait most of the shooters have in common.

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Friday’s Show: Improving School Safety, And Nigerian Food And Culture (Jan. 24, 2020)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: County judges discuss the area's transportation and infrastructure needs. We discuss improving school safety. We break down The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week's news. And the PBS show No Passport Required celebrates Houston's Nigerian food and culture.


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Full Show: Law Enforcement Consolidation, and Liberating Concentration Camps (Sept. 7, 2018)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: Parents of Santa Fe High School students react to how the school district handled a recent threatening text message exchange there. Then, we learn how law enforcement agencies in Greater Houston could consolidate some of their services. Plus, an exhibit honors Texas soldiers who liberated concentration camps during World War II. And we break down the week's news.

Travis County Judge Mike Denton describes the conditions — including the surrender of any guns — of a family violence protective order in his courtroom Friday, June 15, 2018.


Will Texas Pass A “Red Flag” Law To Remove Guns From People Who Are Deemed Dangerous?

Posted on · As part of his school and gun safety plan, Gov. Greg Abbott wants to explore a law that would allow local officials to take guns away from people if a judge declares them a danger — while also protecting Second Amendment rights. It's an issue that has previously gone nowhere in the Texas Legislature.

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