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The First Ward: A Deal For Local Artists

The transformation of Houston’s First Ward from a run-down warehouse district to a bustling arts center is well known. But you may not know how it all got started. News 88.7’s arts and culture reporter Amy Bishop brings us this profile of Jon Deal, a Houston real estate developer credited with sparking the transformation in […]

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The transformation of Houston's First Ward from a run-down warehouse district to a bustling arts center is well known. But you may not know how it all got started.

News 88.7's arts and culture reporter Amy Bishop brings us this profile of Jon Deal, a Houston real estate developer credited with sparking the transformation in the neighborhood. Some would even go as far as to call him visionary.

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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