New money to fight violent crime and plans for River Oaks Theater (February 3, 2022) – Houston Public Media


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On Thursday in Houston Matters: Mayor Sylvester Turner says he is committing $44 million to fight violent crime. But where is the money spent?

And we hear of future plans to bring the River Oaks Theater back to life, which closed last March.

Also in this hour: Exxon Mobil is moving its headquarters from Dallas to its Houston campus next year. We discuss what that could mean for the city and for the company’s employees.

Then the British Ambassador to the United States, Dame Karen Pierce, is in Houston this week. We find out the reasons and discuss a wide range of topics.

And we learn the history of something you might be wearing right now: blue jeans. This staple of American fashion is the subject of a new documentary called Riveted from the PBS series American Experience. It will air Monday, February 7 at 8 p.m. on Houston Public Media, TV 8.

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