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

Posted on · 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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As Houston Heats Up, What’s Happening With Your Electricity Bill?

Posted on · Starting next month (Sept. 1, 2016), CenterPoint Energy customers will begin seeing a change on their bill. The energy company recently raised the price it charges for transporting electricity from the provider to customers’ homes by about 65 cents per month. As Houston Public Media reported back in May, CenterPoint wanted to charge more — about […]

Good, Bad and Ugly

Downtown Rail Stop and CenterPoint Charges: The Good The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · A lot can happen in a week. Some of it good. Some of it bad. Some of it downright ugly. When faced with intriguing developments in the week’s news, we turn to our rotating panel of “non-experts” to parse The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of it all. This week, we discuss: a feasibility study […]

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When it Comes to Paying for Electricity, it Might Pay to Complain

Posted on · A new report from the Texas Coalition for Affordable Power says complaints filed with regulators about electric companies and utilities fell to their lowest point since Texas deregulated its power market in 2002. But long-term data show consumers complain more than they did before the market was deregulated. We talk with News 88.7’s Dave Fehling […]

Full Show

Electricity, Forgiveness, and Ask the Dentist: Monday’s Show (October 26, 2015)

Posted on · A new report from the Texas Coalition for Affordable Power says complaints filed with regulators about electric companies and utilities fell to their lowest point since Texas deregulated its power market in 2002. But long-term data show consumers complain more than they did before the market was deregulated. On this edition of Houston Matters, we […]