Energy & Environment

Gov. Greg Abbott Taps New Head Of Texas Utility Regulator In Wake Of Power Outages

Posted on · Arthur D'Andrea replaces DeAnn Walker, who resigned earlier this week as chair of the Public Utility Commission. The governor appoints commissioners to lead the PUC, which oversees the state’s grid operator, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas.

Houston Matters

Local Reaction To Gov. Abbott Ending The Texas Mask Mandate (March 3, 2021)

Posted on · On Wednesday's show: Houston leaders react to Gov. Abbott ending the state's mask mandate, the week in politics, Houston's best woman-owned restaurants, and the first Black conductor of the Baytown Symphony Orchestra.

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.