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The Year in Transportation, Ask the Vet, and UH’s New Coach: Monday’s Show: (December 12, 2016)

The Year in Transportation, Ask the Vet, and UH’s New Coach: Monday’s Show: (December 12, 2016)

Traffic heading southbound on US 59/I 69 through Houston on Thursday, June 30, 2016. Photo: Michael Hagerty, Houston Public MediaIt happened in a flash — 2016 is almost in the books. It’s been a busy year for Greater Houston, so we’re taking some time this week to recap this past year’s biggest developments with our beat reporters, covering transportation, education, energy, politics and arts & culture and sports. On this edition of Houston Matters, we start off with the year in transportation.

There have been many notable transportation projects this year. Motorists may have noticed construction on I-45. Progress continues with the Grand Parkway. And, in September, TxDOT gave the green light to extend the SH 249 toll road into Grimes County. Also Houston riders may be surprised to learn Metro still has a segment of its light rail that hasn’t opened yet.

We discuss these issues and more with Gail Delaughter, News 88.7’s transportation reporter.

Also this hour…

The Year in Houston Transportation — 2016 Continues

Gail Delaughter, News 88-7’s transportation reporter also  touched a little on regional transportation issues beyond Houston and Harris County,  She attended the Houston Regional Transportation Advocacy Group’s inaugural transportation panel.

The panel included Fort Bend County Judge Bob Hebert, Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal, Waller County Judge Trey Duhon, Harris County Judge Ed Emmett, Galveston County Judge Mark Henry, and Brazoria County Judge Matt Sebesta. We explore how difficult it is to getting different counties, all with very different agendas to coordinate on transportation projects.

Answers to Your Pet Care Questions

Once again, Houston Matters goes to the dogs…and cats. We get answers to your pet care questions from Dr. Lori Teller from the Meyerland Animal Clinic, and welcome anything else you’d like to know about your beloved dog or cat.

UH Names a New Coach

The University of Houston named Major Applewhite its next head football coach, promoting from within instead of seeking out another big name who might leave in a year or two. Plus the Texans played the Colts in Indianapolis, and the Rockets reached a new deal with forward Donatas Motiejunas. We discuss those stories and other developments in Houston sports with Jeff Balke, who writes for Houston Press and Houstonia Magazine.

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  • The Year in Houston Transportation — 2016

    It happened in a flash — 2016 is almost in the books. It’s been a busy year for Greater Houston, so we’re taking some time this week to recap this past year’s biggest developments with our beat reporters, covering transportation, education, energy, politics and arts and culture and sports. But we begin with the year in transportation. There have been many

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  • What Are the Transportation Issues in the Counties Surrounding Houston?

    The Houston Regional Transportation Advocacy Group recently held its inaugural panel to discuss transportation issues beyond Houston and Harris County. Gail Delaughter, News 88.7’s transportation reporter, attended the discussion and brings us some highlights, as regional leaders talked about their needs and challenges when it comes to mobility. The panel included Fort Bend County Judge Bob Hebert, Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal, Waller County Judge Trey Duhon, Harris

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  • Keeping Your Hairless Cat Warm, and Pets As Gifts? Answers to Your Pet Care Questions

    Once again, Houston Matters goes to the dogs…and cats. Dr. Lori Teller from the Meyerland Animal Clinic answers your questions about anything you’d like to know about your beloved dog or cat. On this edition, Dr. Teller answers questions about giving pets as a gift and keeping a hairless cat warm during the winter.

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  • UH Names Applewhite its New Coach

    The University of Houston named Major Applewhite its next head football coach, promoting from within instead of seeking out another big name who might leave in a year or two. Plus the Texans defeated the Colts in Indianapolis to take sole possession of first place in the AFC South, and the Rockets reached a new deal with forward Donatas Motiejunas. We

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