Climate Change

Social justice and labor rights activists are protesting a major Houston energy conference

Posted on · As leaders from the biggest oil and gas companies gather in Houston for the World Petroleum Congress, others took to the park outside the convention to demand action on climate change and better labor practices.

Houston Matters

Mayor’s Reversal On Housing Deal, Greg Travis, & Growth in Katy (Oct. 12, 2021)

Posted on · On Tuesday's show: Why the mayor changed his mind on a controversial housing contract, City Council Member Greg Travis answers your questions, what's behind recent growth in Katy, and a new memorial to Houstonians lost to COVID-19.

Politics

Mayor Turner pulls support from controversial $15 million Houston affordable housing project

Posted on · The move comes in direct response to allegations from the mayor's former housing director, who called the selection process for federal Harvey relief funds a "charade" to steer millions to a favored developer.

Houston Matters

Controversial development deal goes unaddressed, and a different way to handle redistricting (Oct. 8, 2021)

Posted on · On Friday's show: Mayor Turner’s handling of a development deal goes unaddressed at a special council meeting, considering a new way to handle redistricting, and The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week.

City Hall

Mayor Turner’s handling of a development deal went unaddressed at a special council meeting that focused on the housing department’s budget

Posted on · The hearing revealed that a city housing program was millions overbudget under former housing Director Tom McCasland, but did not touch on any allegations that the mayor influenced an affordable housing process to favor a preferred developer.