Houston Matters

Continuing The I-45 Expansion Despite Federal Request To Stop (June 25, 2021)

Posted on · On Friday's show: The latest on TxDOT’s continuation of the I-45 expansion project despite a request to stop from the federal government, we break down The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week, and conversations with musicians Joshua Ray Walker and Charley Crockett.

Transportation

Federal Highway Administration Asks Texas To Halt I-45 Expansion, As Harris County Sues TxDOT

Posted on · In its letter, the FHWA said it was acting in response to public input on the state's project -- which would widen I-45 in three segments from downtown Houston to Beltway 8 -- raising concerns under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Energy & Environment

After Texans Died During The Power Outages, Harris County Launches Investigation Into Agencies That Run The State’s Energy Grid

Posted on · Harris County Attorney Christian D. Menefee said operators should have been prepared after 2011’s hard freeze that exposed weaknesses in Texas’ electrical grid system.