Houston Matters

Talking With Some Of Houston’s Newest Elected Leaders (Nov. 5, 2020)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: Conversations with two of Greater Houston's newest elected leaders, a new municipal court program helps those who can't afford to pay fines, writer Cole Brown discusses his search for Black identity, and the Houston Open gets underway with limited fans.

Election 2020

Texas Democrats’ Bid To Flip State House Fails

Posted on · Houston Public Media and the Texas Newsroom are following all of the races for the Texas House of Representatives this election cycle, as Democrats hope to gain a majority for the first time in nearly two decades.

Houston Matters

Wednesday’s Show: Healthy Eating Habits For Kids, And A Rock Opera About Ann Richards (Oct. 30, 2019)

Posted on · On Wednesday's Houston Matters: Coal companies leaving behind contaminated land, the changing politics of Fort Bend County, the week in politics, the challenges parents face in getting kids to eat healthy, and a rock opera celebrates the life of Ann Richards.

Politics

Larger Democratic Minority Poised To Push Texas Legislature Closer To Center

Posted on · Democrats picked up 12 seats in the Texas House of Representatives, giving them a greater voice in choosing Speaker Joe Straus’ replacement. They also elected two new senators, which could make it harder for Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick to advance conservative priorities.