Dimitrios Pagourtzis Santa Fe Shooting

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Santa Fe High School shooter recommitted to state hospital for mental health treatment as capital murder trial remains on hold

Posted on · Dimitrios Pagourtzis, charged with capital murder of multiple persons and aggravated assault of a public servant for his role in the 2018 shooting that killed 10 and left 13 others injured, has been confined to North Texas State Hospital in Vernon since 2019. It's possible that doctors from the facility could be called to testify in court about Pagourtzis' treatment and progress, according to his defense attorney.

Texas writer Ben Fountain's latest novel, Devil Makes Three.

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Writer Ben Fountain explains what the rest of the world can learn from Haiti

Posted on · The Texas writer has set his latest novel, "Devil Makes Three," in Haiti, a place Fountain became fascinated with as a young man and has visited more than 40 times. He says what Haiti has experienced over its history is starting to hit a little closer to home right now for countries like the United States.

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Mail service delays (Jan. 29, 2024)

Posted on · On Monday's show: We learn why some Houstonians have been experiencing major delays in mail service. Then Texas writer Ben Fountain talks about what the nation of Haiti has to tell the rest of the world about looming issues that may affect us. And veterinarian Dr. Lori Teller answers pet care questions.

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HPD revises body camera policy (Jan. 26, 2024)

Posted on · On Friday's show: HPD is revising its body-worn camera policy in order to retrieve footage from inactivated body cameras, meaning the department could obtain footage for a period of time after a police interaction, regardless of whether the officer hit record. We get the details. Then, with the annual Houston Auto Show underway, we discuss the growing role women play in the auto industry. And we break down The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week.

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Layoffs in the news industry (Jan. 25, 2024)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: We discuss the wave of layoffs hitting the news industry in recent days. And we talk about what the Oscar-nominated film “Poor Things” has to say about female liberation. Plus saxophonist Joshua Redman and pianist Paul Cornish, who's an HSPVA alum, join us ahead of a performance in Houston.