Health & Science

Texas Lawmakers Supported A Statewide Vaccine Mandate A Decade Ago. Now Skepticism Abounds About The COVID-19 Vaccine

Posted on · Ten years ago, the state led in requiring meningitis vaccines for students under 22 enrolling in college. Now, in the middle of a pandemic, lawmakers are more skeptical of a COVID-19 vaccine mandate.

Back To School

Houston Schools Report More Than 150 Active COVID-19 Cases On First Day

Posted on · Houston ISD returns Monday with a mask mandate and some virtual instruction, though it will only serve a few thousand of the district's nearly 200,000 students.

Houston Matters

Thursday’s Houston Matters: Spring Branch Superintendent, And An Atomic Bomb Survivor’s Story (Aug. 6, 2020)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: Back-to-school plans at Spring Branch ISD, thoughts from the president of the Texas PTA, how the atomic bomb inspired the work of a local doctor, and a PBS series highlights Zydeco music in Houston.

Houston Matters

Thursday’s Houston Matters: Back-To-School Plans At Fort Bend ISD, And Parenting In A Pandemic (July 30, 2020)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: Fort Bend ISD Superintendent Charles Dupre, the unique challenges of online education, parenting in a pandemic, and adapting musical theater for the web.