Party Politics, Texas Edition Ep. 44: Who Is Challenging Governor Abbott?

Posted on · "The consistent message that seems to be coming out of her campaign is she has no idea why she's running for governor" - Jay Aiyer, co-host of Party Politics, on media and others' reaction to Lupe Valdez, one of the Democrats running for Texas governor

Good, Bad and Ugly

Reforming School Finance and Sid Miller’s Tweet: The Good, Bad and Ugly of the News

Posted on · A lot can happen in a week. Some of it good. Some of it bad. Some of it downright ugly. When faced with intriguing developments in the week's news, we turn to our rotating panel of "non-experts" to parse The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of it all. This week our panel examines: Talk […]

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Annise Parker, and the Good the Bad and the Ugly: Friday’s Show (November 4, 2016)

Posted on · It's been about a year since Annise Parker finished her time as Houston’s mayor. After her fellowship at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government, she joined the faculty at Rice University. Even before her time in elective office, Mayor Parker was heavily engaged in LGBT activism here in Houston, and she’s returning to those roots, […]

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Matricula Consular, Water Treatment, and Gelato: Friday’s Show (August 21, 2015)

Posted on · While we wrap up today’s Houston Matters with a discussion about gelato, we start this post with a mention of it, because…well, it just looks really good. Okay, moving on. Texas no longer accepts IDs called matricula consular — issued by Mexican consulates located throughout the state — to obtain a birth certificate. The tighter […]