Recent Election News (May 17, 2024) – Houston Public Media

The Houston Matters logo on a white background Houston Matters starts at 9 a.m. CT on 88.7FM or listen online. Join the discussion at 713-440-8870, [email protected] or @HoustonMatters.

On Friday’s show: A judge ordered a new election for a seat decided in 2022. The Fifth Circuit heard from Galveston County’s defense of its redistricting plan. And House Speaker Dade Phelan has 11 days to convince Republican voters in the primary runoff to let him run again. We discuss recent election-related developments with News 88.7 Politics and Government Reporter Andrew Schneider.

Also this hour: Ernie Manouse chats with Martha Davis, the longtime lead singer of American new wave band The Motels, whose ’80s hits including Suddenly last summer And Only the lonely were part of the childhood soundtrack of many Gen Xers. Davis and The Motels perform in Katy Saturday night.

Then, from Galveston County police preparing for “Jeep Weekend” to the end of an era at Chuck E. Cheese, this week’s panel of non-experts takes a look at The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of the Week.

And we’re talking about Houston’s Salvadoran community and its food ahead of events happening in town next week to celebrate a new cookbook about it.

Audio from today’s show will be available after 11:00 a.m. CT. We also have a free podcast here, on iTunes, Stitcher and other apps.