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Full Show: Irma’s Impact On Houston’s Recovery, And Some HISD Schools Get Underway (Sept. 11, 2017)

On Monday’s Houston Matters: A FEMA representative answers your questions. Some HISD students head back to school. And we discuss a dismal weekend in Houston sports.


On Monday’s edition of Houston Matters: Florida is starting to grapple with the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. The storm made landfall in the state Sunday morning and has left millions without power. Meanwhile, here in Greater Houston, many residents are still recovering from Hurricane/Tropical Storm Harvey. What could Irma mean for those efforts and resources here? We talk with a representative from FEMA who answers your questions about the relief efforts here.

Also this hour: HISD was scheduled to begin its school year today (Sept. 11, 2017), but continuing issues related to flooding have changed plans somewhat. Currently, only 202 of the 284 schools in the district will be open, while others are scheduled to open later in the month. We talk with News 88.7’s education reporter Laura Isensee about HISD's plans and what Superintendent Richard Carranza had to say at a press conference.

Plus: Lori Teller from the Meyerland Animal Clinic answers your pet questions. And Jeff Balke discusses a dismal weekend in Houston sports.

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