Good, Bad and Ugly

Downtown Rail Stop and CenterPoint Charges: The Good The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News

A lot can happen in a week. Some of it good. Some of it bad. Some of it downright ugly. When faced with intriguing developments in the week’s news, we turn to our rotating panel of “non-experts” to parse The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of it all. This week, we discuss: a feasibility […]

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gbu-logo-m-300x300A lot can happen in a week. Some of it good. Some of it bad. Some of it downright ugly. When faced with intriguing developments in the week's news, we turn to our rotating panel of "non-experts" to parse The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of it all.

This week, we discuss: a feasibility study on whether the proposed high-speed rail line between Houston and Dallas should include a downtown Houston stop; UH's Blaffer Art Museum not allowing a piece of art involving an unloaded .22 caliber revolver; and Houston and 31 other cities challenging a request by CenterPoint Energy to charge customers to cover what the utility says is $60 million more to run the wires that bring electricity to the Houston area.

This week’s panel of non-experts includes:

  • Houston Chronicle writer and Wait, Wait…Don't Tell Me! panelist Kyrie O'Connor;
  • Texas Leftist blogger Wayne Ashley;
  • Russ Capper, founder of The BusinessMakers.com and The Energy Makers.com video shows.

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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