In addition to the many races for office this year, there are several referenda on the ballot that are worthy of your attention. I will be conducting interviews to discuss them as well. The first one up is the HISD bond referendum, and for that I have a conversation with HISD Superintendent Terry Grier. As you know, the referendum is for $1.9 billion in bonds, primarily for the renovation or reconstruction of numerous HISD high schools. The referendum recently picked up the endorsement of State Rep. Sylvester Turner, who had been the biggest critic of the last referendum, in 2007. I should note that this interview was conducted prior to the adoption of new ethics rules by the Board of Trustees. Here’s the interview:
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