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A Closer Look at the Astrodome Plan: Friday’s Show (October 7, 2016)

Last week (Sept. 27, 2016), Harris County Commissioners Court unanimously approved $10.5 million for the design phase for the Astrodome project. It’s part of the $105 million plan to preserve and revitalize the iconic structure. That plan entails raising the structure’s floor, providing underground parking and converting the building into usable public space. On today’s […]

The ceiling of the Astrodome. (Photo: Michael Hagerty, Houston Public Media)Last week (Sept. 27, 2016), Harris County Commissioners Court unanimously approved $10.5 million for the design phase for the Astrodome project. It's part of the $105 million plan to preserve and revitalize the iconic structure. That plan entails raising the structure's floor, providing underground parking and converting the building into usable public space.

On today’s edition of Houston Matters, we talk with Harris County Judge Ed Emmett about the latest with the iconic structure. Then, Judge Emmett will field your questions and comments about anything to do with the county. You can email us now at talk@houstonmatters.org.

(Photo: Michael Hagerty, Houston Public Media)

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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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