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Political Roundup: Pres. Trump’s First Overseas Trip and the Final Days of the Legislature

Posted on · It’s time again for our weekly political roundup and analysis of national, state and local political stories. From the attack in Manchester, to Pres. Donald Trump’s first trip overseas in office, to the waning days of the Texas Legislature, we discuss the latest news and offer analysis with an eye toward how it all might […]

Good, Bad and Ugly

Same-Sex Spousal Benefits, and no Additional Body Cameras: The Good, Bad and the Ugly of the News

Posted on · A lot can happen in a week. Some of it good. Some of it bad. Some of it downright ugly. When faced with intriguing developments in the week’s news, we turn to our rotating panel of “non-experts” to parse The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of it all. This week, our panel weighs in on […]

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UH to UT: Tom Herman Headed to Texas

Posted on · University of Houston coach Tom Herman is leaving the Cougars to take the helm at the University of Texas. And the Texans lost at home to the San Diego Chargers Sunday 21-13. We discuss those and other developments in Houston sports with Jeff Balke of Houston Press and Houstonia Magazine.

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Database Tracks Deaths Connected to Law Enforcement, Jails and Prisons

Posted on · There’s a new database documenting the deaths of Texas citizens in two types of situations: deaths as a result of encounters with law enforcement — such as the use of deadly force — and deaths that occur while in law enforcement custody – such as in jail or in prison. The database, called the Texas […]

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Aggies Pull Off Stunning Comeback in NCAA Tournament

Posted on · From Texas A&M pulling off one of the most stunning comebacks in the history of NCAA college basketball, to the Astros’ march toward Opening Day, to the Rockets’ attempt to finish a disappointing season strong: we discuss all the latest developments in Houston sports with Jeff Balke, who writes for Houstonia Magazine and Houston Press.