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In-Depth: Houston ‘Safety Net’ Clinic Relieved After Congress Funds CHIP

Posted on · The Children's Health Insurance Program has now been funded, for 6 more years. But local clinics still face hurdles, to help those who fall through the cracks of America’s health care system.

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The 28th Amendment, Healthcare Enrollment & Steve Tyrell: Houston Matters for Thursday, March 13, 2014

Posted on · There are 27 Amendments to the U.S. Constitution. The first ten, of course, are the Bill of Rights, which address matters ranging from speech to religion to guns. The other seventeen Amendments include one dedicated to abolishing slavery, others ensure voting rights, one establishes Prohibition, another repeals it. From time to time, citizens call for a […]

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New Book Examines the Future of Texas

Posted on · Steve Murdock is the former state demographer of Texas. He, along with fellow staffers at the Hobby Center for the Study of Texas at Rice University, have collaborated on a new book entitled Changing Texas: Implications of Addressing or Ignoring the Texas Challenge. We’ll welcome your questions for Murdock about the implications of ongoing changes […]

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Houston Matters for Thurs., Oct. 3, 2013

Posted on · We have a complex relationship, at times, with what books we use, and how we use them, in public education here in Texas.  We have been at the center of controversy over the language and information presented in Texas classroom textbooks, most notably, back in 2009, new standards were created to include critical statements about […]