Energy & Environment

ERCOT CEO Defends Power Outages As Texas Lawmakers Probe Winter Storm Response

Posted on · Bill Magness, CEO of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, said widespread blackouts during last week’s winter storm were necessary to prevent grid failure.

Weather

UPDATE: Water Has Returned To All Parts Of Houston, But Pressure Is Still An Issue, City Says

Posted on · Houston and much of Harris County’s nearly 5 million residents are under a boil water notice, as harsh weather and frigid temperatures continue to impact infrastructure in the region and across Texas.

Houston Matters

How The New Year Might Play Out For Oil And Gas (Feb. 4, 2021)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: How 2021 might play out for oil and gas and therefore Houston’s economy, a look at how the state budget is shaping up, and answers to your questions about sleep.

Houston Matters

Six More Officers Indicted For Roles In Botched Harding Street Raid (Jan. 27, 2021)

Posted on · On Wednesday's show: Inside the latest charges against HPD officers for a deadly 2019 drug raid, lessons from the Holocaust for the present day, our weekly political roundup, and celebrating 50 years of Masterpiece.

Houston Matters

How The Biden Administration Might Affect COVID Numbers In Houston (Jan. 25, 2021)

Posted on · On Monday's Houston Matters: How the new administration is affecting response to the virus and rollout of vaccines, police reform measures before the state legislature, and answers to your pet care questions.

Houston Matters

How Flood Projects Can Do More Than Just Prevent Floods (Jan. 14, 2021)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: What Houston-area representatives said during the impeachment proceedings, the secondary benefits of flood control projects, and what the new legislative session might mean for the oil and gas industry.

Texas

Update: Phelan Sworn In As Texas House Speaker On Opening Day Of 2021 Texas Legislative Session

Posted on · Lawmakers will convene at noon in the State Capitol, where new senators and representatives will be sworn in. Between the coronavirus pandemic and last week’s insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, many have concerns about safety today.

Houston Matters

Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo Answers Your Questions (Nov. 17, 2020)

Posted on · On Tuesday's show: Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo answers listener questions, what the George Floyd Act proposes, and reflecting on the relationship between George H.W. Bush and James Baker.