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You’re From Houston? Oh, I’m Sorry.

Maybe you’ve heard that phrase from a family member or a friend, or even a complete stranger, while visiting another part of the country — someone who, for some reason, has a negative impression of Houston, and feels it’s completely appropriate to express such a sentiment. Italian food and wine blogger Jeremy Parzen has experienced […]

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Maybe you’ve heard that phrase from a family member or a friend, or even a complete stranger, while visiting another part of the country — someone who, for some reason, has a negative impression of Houston, and feels it’s completely appropriate to express such a sentiment.

Italian food and wine blogger Jeremy Parzen has experienced this. He wrote about it, and he tells us why it bothers him so much when someone says that, on this edition of Houston Matters. Then, we talk with Texas Monthly’s Mimi Swartz about suchput downs by non-Houstonians and what may motivate them. We also welcome your thoughts.

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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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