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Houstonians Share Their Words of Wisdom on Life Here

A year ago (March 6, 2015), we asked your fellow listeners to share lessons they’ve learned about life in Greater Houston. What lessons would you like to impart to your fellow Houstonians? We want to hear from you longtime Houstonians — folks born and raised here, or who moved here so many years ago that […]

HouAdvice - Image: Michael Hagerty, HPMA year ago (March 6, 2015), we asked your fellow listeners to share lessons they’ve learned about life in Greater Houston. What lessons would you like to impart to your fellow Houstonians? We want to hear from you longtime Houstonians — folks born and raised here, or who moved here so many years ago that you’re practically glued to the concrete. You’ve probably learned some important lessons along the way about navigating our community.

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 behavior…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 tag them @HoustonMatters and use the hashtag #HouAdvice).

Joining us for our conversation are three longtime Houstonians: Mike Vance, author and historian with Houston Arts and MediaCort McMurray, frequent contributor to the Houston Chronicle‘s “Gray Matters” and president of Pelican Pool Service; and Sonny Messiah Jiles, CEO and Publisher of the Defender Media Group (formerly the Houston Defender Newspaper).

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