Energy & Environment

Researchers test private wells near Jones Road Superfund Site after EPA report finds groundwater contamination is still a concern

Posted on · The Superfund site is located in the Cypress Shopping Centre strip mall off Jones Road where a former dry cleaners failed to dispose of its chemicals properly, contaminating the groundwater and soil. Cleanup of the site has been in the works for more than a decade.

Dimitrios Pagourtzis Santa Fe Shooting

School shooting

Santa Fe High School shooter remains mentally incompetent to stand trial, further dragging on 5-year-old case

Posted on · A judge in Galveston County ordered Dimitrios Pagourtzis, charged with capital murder of multiple persons and aggravated assault of a public servant in a 2018 school shooting in the Houston area, to remain at a state-run hospital for up to 12 more months.

Author Dr. Lindsay Gary

I SEE U

I SEE U, Episode 73: The (Black) Woman in Red

Posted on · Author and genealogist, Dr. Lindsay Gary, takes us on a remarkable quest through the perspective of place, with a preview of her new guidebook that highlights 50 cultural institutions and historical sites of Houston that were created and sustained by Black Americans.

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.

Houston Matters

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.

Polls

Texans split on removing Confederate holidays, CRT in colleges, poll finds

Posted on · Fifty-five percent of Texans support the removal of Confederate Heroes Day, which honors leaders of the Confederacy like Robert E. Lee, as an official state holiday. Also, a narrow minority of Texans support legislation that would strip faculty at public colleges and universities of tenure if they teach critical race theory.