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

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

gbu-logo-m-300x300A 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 on whether the proposed high-speed rail line between Houston and Dallas should include a downtown Houston stop; UH’s Blaffer Art Museum not allowing a piece of art involving an unloaded .22 caliber revolver; and Houston and 31 other cities challenging a request by CenterPoint Energy to charge customers to cover what the utility says is $60 million more to run the wires that bring electricity to the Houston area.

This week’s panel of non-experts includes: 

  • Houston Chronicle writer and Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me! panelist Kyrie O’Connor;
  • Texas Leftist blogger Wayne Ashley;
  • Russ Capper, founder of The BusinessMakers.com and The Energy Makers.com video shows.

About the Author

Michael Hagerty

Michael HagertyMichael Hagerty is the Senior Producer for Houston Matters. He has a degree in journalism from Abilene Christian University and has served as news director for NPR and PBS stations around Texas and The West, including: KUNR-FM in Reno, Nev.; KNPB-TV in Reno, Nev.; and KWBU-TV/FM in Waco, Texas. He got his start on the air as a college student hosting Morning Edition at KACU-FM in Abilene, Texas. A native of the Chicago area and an avid Cubs fan, Michael spent four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.View all posts by Michael Hagerty →