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If You Are New To Houston, This Is A Must: Newcomers Guide to Houston 2016

   Whether you’re new to town, or just want a refresher on the basics of life in the Bayou City, this is a must listen: Houston Matters’ third annual Newcomers Guide to Houston! The Guide covers absolutely as much territory as possible in an hour, presenting the lowdown on everything you need to know about Greater Houston. News 88.7 reporters joined Houston […]

Jones Hall, Home of the Houston Symphony
Jones Hall, Home of the Houston Symphony

 

 Whether you’re new to town, or just want a refresher on the basics of life in the Bayou City, this is a must listen: Houston Matters’ third annual Newcomers Guide to Houston!

The Guide covers absolutely as much territory as possible in an hour, presenting the lowdown on everything you need to know about Greater Houston.

News 88.7 reporters joined Houston Matters to offer the skinny on the subjects they cover:

  • Transportation reporter Gail Delaughter offers counsel on traversing this enormous metropolitan area of ours, while traffic reporter Keith Myles provides a primer on our highway nicknames.
  • Politics and government reporter Andrew Schneider lays out how city and county government is organized and discusses what you need to know about the general political leanings of Houstonians.
  • Business reporter Florian Martin gives you the lowdown on what makes our economy go and how much money you might expect to spend here compared to elsewhere.
  • Energy and environment reporter Dave Fehling talks about the condition of our air and water, what’s going on with the energy industry and why selecting your electricity plan is more complicated than you might realize.
  • Health and science reporter Carrie Feibel presents the basics on doctors, hospitals, what the Med Center’s all about and health access.
  • Education reporter Laura Isensee runs over the basics of public and private schools and higher education.
  • Arts and culture reporter Amy Bishop suggests resources to track the wide arts offerings in town.

Plus, Jeff Balke gives you the lowdown on Houston’s sports teams.

Welcome to Houston!

MORE: 2015’s Newcomers Guide and 2014’s Newcomers Guide

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