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TEA, Dowling Street, and the Dynamo Decade: Thursday’s Show (October 22, 2015)

Texas Education Agency Commissioner Michael Williams recently announced he’s stepping down at the end of the year. On this edition of Houston Matters, we discuss his legacy and the challenges ahead for his successor. We welcome your questions and comments for Kiah Collier, who reports on public education for the Texas Tribune. Then: An update […]

Texas Education Agency Commissioner Michael Williams recently announced he’s stepping down at the end of the year.

On this edition of Houston Matters, we discuss his legacy and the challenges ahead for his successor.

We welcome your questions and comments for Kiah Collier, who reports on public education for the Texas Tribune.

Then: An update to our recent conversation about street names — we zero in on Dowling Street, which State Rep. Garnet Coleman wants to see renamed Emancipation Avenue.

Plus: The Houston Dynamo conclude their tenth season in Houston with a road match Sunday (Oct. 25, 2015) at Vancouver. A one-one draw last Sunday (Oct. 18, 2015) in the team’s home finale meant the Dynamo would miss the playoffs for the second straight season. Despite those recent struggles, the Dynamo’s tenure in the Bayou City has been largely successful, including back-to-back MLS Cups in 2006 and 2007. To discuss this first decade of Major League Soccer in Houston, Michael Hagerty talks with former player and Dynamo TV analyst Eddie Robinson.

Celebrating their 20th year: the Houston Chamber Choir. Edel Howlin chats with Robert Simpson, artistic director of the choir, which just released its fourth album entitled Soft Blink of Amber Light.

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