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Building Sturdy Structures on Houston’s Swampy Foundation

There’s a Bible verse that says famously, the foolish man builds his house upon the sand and the wise man builds his house upon a rock. But what if all you’ve got to work with is swampy, sinking clay? Paige Phelps was curious how Houston rose up from the swamp and managed to build shiny […]

There's a Bible verse that says famously, the foolish man builds his house upon the sand and the wise man builds his house upon a rock. But what if all you've got to work with is swampy, sinking clay?

Paige Phelps was curious how Houston rose up from the swamp and managed to build shiny towers downtown, and it turns out it's not as straight-forward as you might think.

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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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