On this edition of the program, we welcome your tips for how to not just get by in Houston, but thrive.
What lessons have you learned over the years that new Houstonians would benefit from knowing? It could be about traffic, or weather, or behaviorâ¦places to go, places not to go, things to say, things not to say. Clothes to wear, or not to wear. Things you wish you knew, or that you wish someone had told you when you first arrived. Share your hard-earned lessons. (If you do so on Twitter, please use the hashtag #HouAdvice). And join our conversation with three longtime Houstonians: Jeff Balke of the Houston Press, Lisa Gray from the Houston Chronicle, and Paul Pendergraft, producer of Texas Originals.
Also this hour: from the still-developing Houston mayor’s race to a bump in the road for the state’s new one-sticker program, to a crusade against some court fee collection practices, to a virtual — and fleeting — confessional on Snapchat, we explore The Good, the Bad and the Ugly in the week’s news. Our “non-expert” panel this week: Houston-based comedian Ty Mahany, LorÃs SimÃ³n from Houston’s Literal: Latin American VoicesÂ magazine, and Off the Kuff political blogger Charles Kuffner.
Plus: The Houston Dynamo begin their tenth season Saturday night at home against the Columbus Crew. On the field, the Dynamo have been the most successful sports franchise in Houstonâs recent history, winning back-to-back MLS Cup Championships in 2006 and 2007, and reaching the finals in two other seasons. In 2012, the team began play at BBVA Compass Stadium in the cityâs East End. And just last year, the teamâs ownership group launched the Houston Dash, a team in the National Women’s Soccer League.
We look back at the first ten years of the Dynamoâs tenure in Houston â and discuss whatâs ahead â withÂ Chris Canetti, the teamâs president of business operations.