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Houston School District Reveals New Mascots To Replace Insensitive Names

The Houston Independent School District Tuesday announced new mascots for four schools that previously had mascots with Native American or historically insensitive ties. News 88.7 education reporter Laura Isensee tells us what the new mascots will be and about the process that determined them.

The Houston Independent School District unveiled new mascot names for four schools, following a recent ban on culturally insensitive names. The changes are expected to cost $250,000 or more.

The Houston Independent School District Tuesday announced new mascots for four schools that previously had mascots with Native American or historically insensitive ties.

News 88.7 education reporter Laura Isensee tells us what the new mascots will be and about the process that determined them.

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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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