Houston Newsmakers Aug. 13: HISD police ready for school, expert on Trump foreign policy & more

By Khambrel Marshall - Meteorologist, 'Newsmakers' Host

HOUSTON - HISD Police Chief Robert Mock is a guest on this week’s "Houston Newsmakers with Khambrel Marshall" and talks about police preparations for the start of the school year.

“We’ve already preplanned for schools where we know we’ll have issues and we have several new schools coming on line this year as well,” Mock said.

Mock gives advice for parents and students about what to expect, how to best navigate the first few weeks and the new law against texting while driving that everyone will need to know about.


Joe Barnes is a Bonner Means Baker Fellow at Baker Institute at Rice University and a former career diplomat in the U.S. State Department.

He says President Donald Trump's recent comments threatening North Korea with the “fire and fury” of the United States creates a tricky political environment.

“There’s nothing wrong with being a tough guy,” Barnes said. “You’ve got to be a tough guy or tough woman if you want to be President of the United States. The question is the context of the toughness.”

Barnes will provide much more insight on the U.S. foreign policy under Trump and the challenges presented by the North Korea situation.


Jim Soller is the CEO of Rebuilding Together Houston, an organization that “repairs homes and at the same time restores hope and revitalizes communities.”

Rebuilding Together Houston has been providing no cost home repair to the low-income elderly and veteran homeowners for 35 years and is working on a plan to double the number of homes and lives they touch.

Soller provides information for groups and individuals who want to join in partnership to make lives better for families throughout our community.

"Houston Newsmakers with Khambrel Marshall" airs every Sunday at 10 a.m. right after "Meet the Press."

Chief Robert Mock, HISD Police Department, 713-842-3715, www.houstonisd.org/Page/32886, rmock@HoustonISD.org, Twitter: @HoustonIsd

Joe Barnes, Bonner Means Baker Fellow. Baker Institute, Rice University, 713-348-4683, https://www.bakerinstitute.org/experts/joe-barnes/

Jim Soller. CEO Rebuilding Together Houston, 713-659-2511, www.rebuildinghouston.org, Twitter: @rebuildingHou

Loela Anifowoshe, Texas Black Women’s Expo, www.TexasBlackWomensExpo.com

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