Houston Matters

How Houston police are trained (Jan. 31, 2023)

Posted on · On Tuesday's show: In the aftermath of the death of Tyre Nichols in Memphis, we take a closer look at how police officers are trained in Houston and how that has changed in recent years.

Property Taxes

Politics

What a $50 savings per taxpayer is costing Harris County residents

Posted on · Republican officials contend last fall’s boycott of Harris County Commissioners Court was more than worth it, forcing cuts to what they saw as a bloated budget and granting relief to taxpayers burdened by inflation. But the bill is coming due in the form of starved departments and fewer services.

Houston Matters

Plans to cut property taxes (Jan. 20, 2023)

Posted on · On Friday's show: State lawmakers have plans to reduce property taxes across Texas. How much will it save typical homeowners? And we discuss how unlimited paid time off models work at businesses adopting that benefit model.

Houston Matters

Texas legislature’s effect on kids (Jan. 17, 2023)

Posted on · On Tuesday's show: We discuss how the new legislative session might affect Texas children. And we visit a section of the East End to learn how some developers want to create a neighborhood where residents can function without cars.

Houston Matters

Boil water notice lifted (Nov. 29, 2022)

Posted on · On Tuesday's show: We bring you the latest on the fallout and the effects of the city-wide boil water notice. And we learn how a local researcher is using a telenovela to help Latinos dealing with Alzheimer's disease.

Concrete Batch Plant Protest Harris County

Texas

Texans affected by pollution from concrete batch plants push state agency to tighten regulations

Posted on · As the state’s environmental agency weighs new pollution limits on the plants, several lawmakers have filed bills that would put new restrictions on the facilities, which spew pollutants into mostly low-income neighborhoods.