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The First Day Of School Amid COVID’s Fourth Wave And Battles Over Masks (Aug. 23, 2021)

On Monday’s show: Students and teachers go back to class at HISD today amid a fourth wave of COVID-19, reimbursing companies that made money during the February power failure, a local veterinarian answers your questions, and an update on local sports.

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On Monday’s Houston Matters: A brand-new school year is beginning today for HISD amid a fourth wave of COVID-19 and the ongoing battle over mask mandates. We visit one HISD campus to see what parents are saying as their kids start a new year. And we discuss the challenges kids face this year beyond their health.

Also this hour: Concerns over adding a fee to your electric bill that could reimburse some companies who happened to make a lot of money during the February power failure.

Then, veterinarian Dr. Lori Teller answers your questions.

And we get an update on Houston sports.

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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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