In a recent talk, Harris County Judge Ed Emmett discussed being the chief emergency official in a highly urbanized county, the problems associated with taking care of mental health patients in the Harris County Jail and the fate of the Astrodome.
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Harris County Judge Ed Emmett discusses hurricanes, indigent health care and (yes) the Astrodome at Houston Skyline Rotary
June 3, 2015
May 17, 2015
In a recent talk, Houston Mayor Annise Parker Annise Parker discussed some of the legacy issues of her time as mayor, but gave only the slightest hint of her intentions after leaving the office.
September 29, 2011
How and whether American society can work toward the common good in an “age of selfishness” will be the core theme of the 2012 election, a leader of the progressive Christian movement told a Houston audience.
April 14, 2011
If there’s a rock star among astrophysicists today, his name is Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson.
January 19, 2011
The head of the Environmental Protection Agency for the region which includes Texas told a Houston live and radio audience Wednesday that his agency is making great strides in improving the state’s environment, despite some “disagreements” with the state’s environmental regulation agency.
November 21, 2010
Redistricting may seem a dry subject in high school civics class, but a large and passionate group of Houston-area folks turned out for a hearing Saturday morning to discuss just that.
November 12, 2010
Houston Mayor Annise Parker said Friday she uncomfortably found herself becoming part of the recent Texas gubernatorial race in which Republican incumbent Rick Perry handily defeated her predecessor, Democrat Bill White.
November 4, 2010
The chair of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality on Thursday defended the state agency’s position in its battle with the federal Environmental Protection Agency over the use of “flexible permits” for industrial facilities.
November 2, 2010
A state representative, joking that his remarks could put him in imminent harm from his colleagues, said Monday he expects the mission of the Texas Commisson on Environmental Quality will remain primarily focused on protecting economic interests more than the environment after next year’s legislative session.
October 13, 2010
After months of political wrangling and heated public debate, Houston City Council voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to amend its existing historic preservation ordinance, making it what Mayor Annise Parker called a “real no means no” law that would prevent residential property owners from tearing down homes in designated historic districts.