Lisa Falkenberg, Fred Goodall, and I joined Craig Cohen to discuss several very interesting topics this week on Houston Public Media‘s show Houston Matters, The Good, The Bad and The Ugly: First, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality this week denied Georgia-based Green Group Holdings’ application for a controversial landfill in Waller County; next, the Texas Education Agency Tuesday announced it is giving students and school districts a small break on this year’s STAAR exams because students keep failing the test; next, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals invalidated the Texas flag-desecration statute. In a 6-3 ruling, the court held the current flag-destruction statute is “unconstitutionally over-broad in violation of the First Amendment.” In other words, flag burning is once again a protected form of speech; finally, the Twitter-verse shaming of an Atlanta disc jockey when he criticized ESPN’s use of baseball analyst Jessica Mendoza during the broadcast of the Astros’ Wild Card game victory over the Yankees.

Click HERE to listen to the entire episode of Houston Matters for Friday, September 11, 2015.

Click on audio below to hear the Good, The Bad & The Ugly segment!

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