Houston Matters

The Value Of Presidential Visits After A Disaster (Feb. 26, 2021)

Posted on · On Friday's show: Pres. Joe Biden is visiting Houston today in the wake of last week’s massive power and water outages. We discuss the value of post-disaster presidential visits. Plus: Providing trauma counseling for victims of sex trafficking, and celebrating 50 years of The Rothko Chapel.

Energy & Environment

ERCOT CEO Defends Power Outages As Texas Lawmakers Probe Winter Storm Response

Posted on · Bill Magness, CEO of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, said widespread blackouts during last week’s winter storm were necessary to prevent grid failure.

Energy & Environment

Resigning ERCOT Board Members Acknowledge ‘Pain And Suffering’ From Extreme Power Grid Strain That Caused Outages For Millions Of Texans

Posted on · In the power grid operator’s first board meeting since Texas’ power outages, a sixth ERCOT board member confirmed his resignation, and new details show that a shortage of natural gas fuel was a bigger problem last week than in 2011.