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Full Show: Lesser Election Races to Watch, and a Victim’s Definition of Justice (Oct. 9, 2018)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: We examine financial issues facing Crosby ISD. Then, we learn why oil and gas companies are flaring so much gas in West Texas. Plus, We learn about some of the less talked about local races in the 2018 midterm election. Then, Houston writer Lacy M. Johnson talks about her definition of justice. And we help you improve your public speaking.

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Jenny’s Law Adds Witness Protection, and District Attorney Kim Ogg, Answers your Questions

Posted on · Harris County crime victims have more protection now. That’s because of legislation Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed earlier this month. Jenny’s Law is named in honor of a rape survivor who was held in the Harris County Jail in 2015 to ensure her testimony. The law goes into effect Sept 1. We talk with Harris […]

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How Did a Rape Victim End Up Jailed — and How Can Similar Instances Be Prevented?

Posted on · Last December (2015), a rape victim was housed for nearly a month at the Harris County Jail in order to ensure she would testify against a serial rapist who assaulted her. The prosecutor concluded it was the only viable option after she suffered a mental breakdown on the witness stand and said she would not […]