Education

Texas Education Agency denies reapproval for Houston special education school Avondale House, adding strain to underfunded system

Posted on · A letter from TEA asserted that the agency’s monitoring revealed several problematic incidents, including “multiple instances of corporal punishment and/or threat of corporal punishment,” “use of force beyond what is reasonable and necessary, and restraints that do not protect the health and safety of the student, including one known restraint incident that resulted in physical injury.”

Energy & Environment

Maintenance for flood control projects to face delays as Harris County agency deals with a smaller budget

Posted on · Regular maintenance is critical for flood mitigation projects to work as they’re supposed to. But the Harris County Flood Control District’s maintenance budget isn’t keeping pace with its growing portfolio of projects.

Houston Matters

Working past retirement age (Jan. 26, 2023)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: We discuss why some older Houstonians keep working long past the traditional retirement age. And new revelations about the siege on the Branch Davidian compound near Waco 30 years ago come to light in a new book.