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How Houston Went from Rural Landscape to World-Class Metropolis

Texas is home to a few of the largest cities in the United States, but the state was once filled with wide-open spaces. In his new book The City in Texas: A History, David McComb examines the rise of urban culture in the state. McComb tells Houston Matters’ Edel Howlin about Houston’s transition from a […]

Texas is home to a few of the largest cities in the United States, but the state was once filled with wide-open spaces.

In his new book The City in Texas: A History, David McComb examines the rise of urban culture in the state. McComb tells Houston Matters’ Edel Howlin about Houston’s transition from a rural to urban landscape.

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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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