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Could Texas Have Been Better Prepared For The Energy Demands Of Winter Weather? (Feb. 16, 2021)

On Tuesday’s show: How much longer will the icy cold weather continue to disrupt life in Greater Houston and why wasn’t our energy grid better prepared? Plus Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo answers your questions.


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Houston is certainly being tested by some of the coldest weather in decades. But how much longer can we expect it to go on? We get a hype-free forecast, and Space City Weather meteorologist Eric Berger lets us know what we can expect for the rest of the week.

Also this hour: Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo answers your questions about the county’s response to the icy weather, COVID-19, and other issues. You can send your question now to talk@houstonmatters.org.

And could Houston and the state of Texas have been better prepared for the energy demand following a winter storm? An energy expert weighs in.


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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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