Houston Matters

How the debt ceiling battle could affect Texas health care (Feb. 3, 2023)

Posted on · On Friday's show: We get an update on the situation at the contaminated Jones Road Superfund Site and learn how the debt ceiling battle in Congress could lead to worse health care outcomes for Texans.

Bissonnet Corridor Map

Transportation

Houston awarded federal grant to improve safety, expand transportation options on Bissonnet Street

Posted on · The U.S. Department of Transportation has pledged to fund most of a $36 million infrastructure project on a 7-mile stretch of Bissonnet, which Houston officials have identified as one of the most dangerous roads in the city.

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County approves additional funding for law enforcement (Feb. 2, 2023)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: Harris County Commissioners have approved close to $10 million in additional funding for law enforcement, namely the sherriff’s and district attorney’s offices -- though not without some drama.

Andrew Hanen Courtroom

Criminal Justice

Woman who ran former Houston bar Puerto Alegre pleads guilty to sex trafficking crimes

Posted on · Maria Dolores Botello-Morales, 56, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit sex trafficking, sex trafficking of minors and sex trafficking by force, fraud and coercion, according to federal court records. Some of her relatives face similar charges.

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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.