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Power Outages, Pet Care, and Texans Thumped: Monday’s Show (January 11, 2016)

Some residents in the Greater Houston suburb of Sienna Plantation, southwest of Houston, are predicting their power will go off any day now. How do they know? They say it happens all the time. They also complain state regulators are not helping them. On this edition of Houston Matters, News 88.7 energy and environment reporter […]

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Some residents in the Greater Houston suburb of Sienna Plantation, southwest of Houston, are predicting their power will go off any day now. How do they know? They say it happens all the time. They also complain state regulators are not helping them.

On this edition of Houston Matters, News 88.7 energy and environment reporter Dave Fehling discusses the Fort Bend County planned community’s electricity woes

Also this hour: During the last legislative session, lawmakers passed a bill to encourage each college and university in the state to have a Foster Care Liaison Officer. The idea is to create a smoother transition to higher education for foster care students who age out of the system. Alvin Community College recently appointed their first Foster Care Liaison Officer. We talk with Diana Stiles about her role and responsibilities.

Then: Every month, Houston Matters goes to the dogs…and cats. We welcome your questions about the care and feeding of the canine or feline companion in your life for Dr. Lori Teller, veterinarian with the Meyerland Animal Clinic. (You can e-mail your dog or cat care questions now to talk@houstonmatters.org).

Plus: The Houston Texans failed to score a single point in their AFC Wild Card game against Kansas City Saturday. We review the 30-0 walloping, and what it signals for next season, with Jeff Balke. He writes for Houstonia Magazine and the Houston Press, and joins us on Mondays to discuss developments in Houston sports. We also talk over this week’s NFL owners meeting in Houston to decide the fate of three franchises seeking to relocate to Los Angeles. We also discuss Jeff Bagwell falling short in the latest baseball Hall of Fame voting, a former Cardinals official pleading guity in the Astros hacking scandal, and the Houston Rockets’ successful week.

Houston Matters offers a free daily, downloadable podcast here, on iTunes, Stitcher and various other podcasting apps.

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