Energy & Environment

Resigning ERCOT Board Members Acknowledge ‘Pain And Suffering’ From Extreme Power Grid Strain That Caused Outages For Millions Of Texans

Posted on · In the power grid operator’s first board meeting since Texas’ power outages, a sixth ERCOT board member confirmed his resignation, and new details show that a shortage of natural gas fuel was a bigger problem last week than in 2011.

Houston Matters

What Houston’s Economy Will Be Like Next Year (Dec. 9, 2020)

Posted on · On Wednesday's show: The economic forecast for 2021, our weekly political roundup, lessons from the recent hurricane season, and preserving Texans’ home movies.

Houston Matters

Monday’s Houston Matters: Tropical Storm Update, And Restaurants Opening Further (Sept. 21, 2020)

Posted on · On Monday's show: An update on Tropical Storm Beta’s threat to the region, restaurants opening to 75 percent, answers to your pet care questions, and an update on sports.

Houston Matters

Full Show: Houston Reacts To Mass Shootings, And The Lingering Health Effects Of Extreme Weather (Aug. 5, 2019)

Posted on · On Monday's Houston Matters: We discuss how Greater Houston has responded to weekend shootings in El Paso and Dayton, Ohio. We learn how extreme weather affects our bodies long after it's over. We examine concerns over the 1-45 redevelopment project. And Jeff Balke updates us Houston sports.

Houston Matters

Full Show: Potential Flooding This Weekend, And Houston’s Outgoing Recovery Officer (Dec. 7, 2018)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: Heavy rain could bring flooding to Greater Houston this weekend. The city's outgoing recovery officer reflects on his time on the job. We break down The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week's news. And the son of a Pearl Harbor survivor tells his father's story.