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More Advice from Longtime Houstonians: Friday’s Show (February 19, 2016)

We’ve had so many folks move to Greater Houston in recent years, and so each September, we present Houston Matters’ newcomers guide to Houston. While that hour covers the basics of life in the Bayou City, there’s wisdom — hard lessons learned — that longtime Houstonians have to share. We welcomed such tips for how to […]

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We’ve had so many folks move to Greater Houston in recent years, and so each September, we present Houston Matters’ newcomers guide to Houston. While that hour covers the basics of life in the Bayou City, there’s wisdom — hard lessons learned — that longtime Houstonians have to share.

We welcomed such tips for how to not just get by in Houston, but thrive about this time a year ago. With a new crop of Houstonians settling into town, it’s time to do it again.

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 use the hashtag #HouAdvice). And join our conversation with 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).

Also this hour: from HISD Superintendent search developments to UT Austin’s campus carry policy, to misinformation and overreaction surrounding a Houston man’s student loan debt, we discuss The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week’s news with “non-expert” panelists Marcus Davis from The Breakfast Klub, Jacquie Baly of BalyProjects, and “Native Texan” columnist Joe Holley.

Plus: A conversation with Amanda Vermillion, organizer of Houston’s first-ever Tea Festival. Vermillion is a Certified Tea Master (yes, that’s a thing) and the owner of the online store The Tea Mistress.

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