New Laws In Texas

More Than 650 Texas Laws Go Into Effect Sept. 1. Here Are 13 You Should Know

Posted on · Some overlooked voting laws, permitless carry, and a ban on critical race theory are among the newly passed legislation. Reporters at NPR's Texas Newsroom partner stations break down some of the key items.

Town Square

Sexual Harassment And Assault: Has Anything Changed Since #MeToo?

Posted on · What do the reactions to, and coverage of, the Deshaun Watson lawsuits tell us about how people view the problem of sexual assault? How do we forward the national conversation and continue to understand the impact of sexual misconduct and violence?

Houston Matters

Full Show: Freezing Teacher Salaries, And Dredging The San Jacinto River (Aug. 9, 2018)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: HISD weighs whether to freeze teacher salaries. Then, we learn about efforts to dredge the San Jacinto River to protect Kingwood from flooding. We discuss what feminism looks like in a “post-feminist” society. And retired astronaut Clayton Anderson tells us about his new children's book.

Houston Matters

Full Show: #MeToo In The Workplace, And HSPVA’s New Campus (June 28, 2018)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: We examine how cases retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy was involved with affected Houston. Then, we find out how the #MeToo movement is impacting Houston workplaces. Plus, a local researcher studies Zealandia, a mostly underwater continent. And we tour HSPVA's new downtown campus.

Houston Matters

Full Show: Sports Betting In Texas, And ‘How To Walk Away’ (May 15, 2018)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: We learn how a major ruling on sports betting might affect Texas. Then, a new report says Houston can't expect all the oil jobs lost in the latest downturn to return. Plus, we get an update on transportation issues in the region. We learn about a summit addressing sexual harassment. And Houston writer Katherine Center discusses her new novel, How To Walk Away.