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Electric Customers Go To Court Over Last Week’s Power Outage (Feb. 25, 2021)

On Thursday’s show: We take a closer look at the expensive and litigious fallout from last week’s freezing weather and statewide power outages.

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On Thursday’s Houston Matters: Sky-high electrical bills are leading some Texans to court. We take a closer look at the expensive and litigious fallout from last week’s freezing weather and statewide power outages. And we learn about the civil investigation Harris County Attorney Christian Menefee is launching into the circumstances leading up to the disaster.

Also this hour: The history of Houston’s Freedmen's Town and new efforts to revitalize its legacy.

Plus: How last week’s freeze is affecting Texas agriculture.

And we discuss the legacy of Fred Hampton and the Black Panther Party and reverberations in civil rights activism in Houston today. It's the subject of the new film Judas and the Black Messiah and this month's edition of our film segment The Bigger Picture.

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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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