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Displaced By Katrina, New Orleans Church Members Still Gather Today in Houston

When Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast, people scattered. Some decided to stay in their “new towns.” In Houston, displaced members of one New Orleans church — Franklin Avenue Baptist Church — created a new church here. News 88.7’s Laurie Johnson reports.

When Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast, people scattered. Some decided to stay in their “new towns.” In Houston, displaced members of one New Orleans church — Franklin Avenue Baptist Church — created a new church here.

News 88.7's Laurie Johnson reports.

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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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