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The return property taxpayers get for their money (Jan. 31, 2022)

On Monday’s show: A massive sale of oil and gas leases in the Gulf of Mexico last year has been invalidated, and a new study examines whether taxpayers in the city may be paying for more than they receive in services from the county.

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On Monday’s show: A federal judge has invalidated a recent sale of oil and gas leases in the Gulf of Mexico, saying the Biden administration did not adequately consider the costs to the world’s climate. We learn more.

Also this hour: Taxpayers in the city may be paying for more than they receive in services from the county. We discuss a new study from the Kinder Institute for Urban Research at Rice University.

Then, we learn how a football player from Greater Houston helped fully integrate college football and what his own daughter learned in telling his story. Maya Washington talks about her father, former NFL wide receiver Gene Washington, who grew up in La Porte and Baytown, and the book and documentary she made about him and his fellow Black teammates at Michigan State called Through the Banks of the Red Cedar. The film airs on Houston Public Media, TV 8 on Friday, Feb. 11, at 10 p.m.

And we get an update on Houston sports from Jeff Balke.

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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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