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Houston Matters for Wed., Sept. 11, 2013

Posted on · On this edition of Houston Matters, we offer Houstonians an opportunity to share thoughts about a possible U.S. response in Syria. We also learn more about the situation there, and why it’s important to us here in Houston, as we talk with Edward Djerejian, former U.S. Ambassador to both Syria and Israel, and founding director of the […]

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Houston Matters for Friday, August 30, 2013

Posted on · Harris County Judge Ed Emmett this week announced he would not put a measure on the ballot this November that would have asked voters to approve or reject a proposed tax to benefit an early childhood education program known as the Early to Rise campaign. It’s run by the nonprofit Harris County School Readiness Corporation, […]

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Food Deserts in Houston

Posted on · One common characteristic of low-income areas in Houston is a shortage of grocery stores. For residents in such areas, that means having to travel long distances to gain access to fresh food, fruits and vegetables in particular. The USDA’s Economic Research Service says 20% of households in Harris County live without cars and are more […]

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Houston Matters for Friday, August 9, 2013

Posted on · The Texas Legislature has passed, and Governor Perry has signed, a law which would require some Texans seeking unemployment benefits to pass a drug test. There are numerous questions about the law, including exactly who it covers, in which occupations, whether the state should actually have the right to require such testing, and whether it […]