Houston Matters

Third special session begins (Oct. 9, 2023)

Posted on · On Monday's show: A third special session of the Texas Legislature begins today. The focus of this one includes school vouchers and the creation of a state deportation force. And we get the latest on the Astros' playoff run.

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Dealing With Abandoned Oil & Gas Wells, And Helping Artists Of Color (Sept. 30, 2021)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: Understanding a power grid winterization loophole for natural gas companies, dealing with the problem of abandoned oil and gas wells, and financial help for artists of color.

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Taxpayers Could End Up Paying for Abandoned Drilling Sites

Posted on · Among the many side effects of the drop in oil prices has been the issue of oil companies abandoning their drilling sites around Texas. Chris Tomlinson of the Houston Chronicle recently wrote about how taxpayers might end up paying to clean up these sites. And he tells Michael Hagerty why many of these companies are […]

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Abandoned Oil Wells and Houston’s Bike Plan: Tuesday’s Show (July 5, 2016)

Posted on · Brent crude oil prices are hovering these days around $50 a barrel. While that’s an improvement over the historic lows seen back in January, it’s still a far cry from $100-plus totals we saw through much of 2011-2014. Such sustained low oil prices have had ripple effects across the industry, leading to layoffs, some bankruptcies […]