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Residents Weigh in on Revamping Houston’s Sunnyside Neighborhood

Posted on · Last night (Oct. 24, 2016), Houston City Council Member Dwight Boykins of District D held a community town hall to address the priorities of addressing Houston’s Sunnyside neighborhood. The meeting comes just a few weeks after a joint report by the Texas Organizing Project and Texas Low Income Housing Information Service. We discuss what issues […]

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Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program Gets Funding to Expand Across Houston

Posted on · A program to reduce teen pregnancies has been given funding to expand to five new neighborhoods of Greater Houston. The program is called We Can Do More, and we learn more about it from Dr. Kimberly Johnson, program manager and faculty associate at UTHealth School of Public Health. Beginning in 2012, UTHealth started a test version of […]

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HISD Recapture and Sunnyside: Tuesday’s Show (October 25, 2016)

Posted on · Texas state lawmaker Jimmy Don Aycock recently bemoaned how “property value increases have triggered the ‘Robin Hood’ feature” of a school funding system which, in essence, requires HISD to send money to other districts. Aycock notes the same thing has happened to Austin, Spring Branch and other districts — and the Dallas school district may face […]

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Crime and Promise in Houston’s Sunnyside Neighborhood

Posted on · Google searches can tell you a lot about how a community is perceived. Do a search of “EaDo Houston,” and you’ll find a Wikipedia page, someone’s post of the top ten restaurants east of downtown, an article about how the EaDo neighborhood represents the “Changing Face of Houston.” Okay, now do a search of “Sunnyside […]

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HPD Shootings, Sunnyside, and Olivewood: Wednesday’s Show (February 17, 2016)

Posted on · Officer-involved civilian shootings have been under greater scrutiny in recent years, after several high-profile cases nationwide. But what about closer to home? According to data recently analyzed by the Houston Chronicle, over the last six years, Houston Police Department officers have shot at least 274 civilians while on duty. On this edition of Houston Matters, […]