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Full Show: Houston Restaurant Weeks, And Writer Michael Arceneaux (Aug. 6, 2018)

On Monday’s Houston Matters: The largest health insurer in Texas is implementing a stricter review process for ER claims. Local food writers preview Houston Restaurant Weeks. Writer Michael Arceneaux talks about his book, “I Can’t Date Jesus.” And Jeff Balke updates us on local sports.



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On Monday’s Houston Matters: The largest health insurer in Texas is implementing a stricter review process for ER claims today. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas' controversial program is starting after it was delayed earlier this year. And a Houston law firm is suing CenterPoint Energy on behalf of a journalist who was electrocuted during Harvey. Attorneys say the utility failed to shut off flooded power lines. We learn more from one of the lead attorneys in the case.

Also this hour: Each August is your chance to try all the local eateries you've had on your restaurant bucket list during Houston Restaurant Weeks. In this month’s edition of The Full Menu, our local food writers give us a preview of what different restaurants are doing for this annual event, which benefits the Houston Food Bank.

Then, writer Michael Arceneaux grew up in Houston black, Catholic and gay. And he’s written a book about coming to terms with his sexual orientation and how his religion often viewed him. It’s called I Can't Date Jesus: Love, Sex, Family, Race, and Other Reasons I've Put My Faith in Beyoncé.

And from the Astros’ World Series rematch in Los Angeles over the weekend, to Carmelo Anthony inching ever closer to officially joining the Rockets, Jeff Balke updates us on Houston Sports.

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