Houston Matters

Tropical weather, and why the state continues to investigate transgender youth and their families (Sept. 26, 2022)

Posted on · On Monday's show: We get the latest on a tropical depression developing in the Caribbean Sea and whether it poses any threat to Houston -- and whether it could interfere with the latest attempt to launch the Artemis 1 mission. Also: Why Texas continues to investigate transgender youth and their families for child abuse despite a court ruling temporarily blocking such actions.

Health

Trans kids and their families are leaving Texas amid state efforts to charge parents with child abuse

Posted on · Some families no longer see a future for their transgender kids in Texas. They’re moving to states with strong civil rights protections for trans people.

Houston Matters

Dealing with the BA.2 subvariant of COVID, and investigating parents for providing gender-affirming care (March 31, 2022)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: How local public health officials are dealing with the even more contagious BA.2 strain of the omicron variant of COVID-19, and what gets set into motion and what authority CPS has when it investigates parents for providing gender-affirming care.

Law

Lawyers ask Texas appeals court to immediately block investigations into gender-affirming care

Posted on · Attorneys fighting against a directive to investigate gender-affirming medical care as child abuse have asked a state appeals court to stop the practice as the case winds through the judicial process.