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City Exchange: What Lessons Could Houston Learn from Austin?

(Above: Downtown Austin’s skyline. Photo Courtesy: Wikipedia Commons)While we prefer to think of Houston as the most important city in Texas, we are aware that other cities exist here. In fact, we’re thrilled to see Dallas, San Antonio, Austin and other communities succeed because their success bodes well for the entire state. This week, we’re […]

Downtown Austin's skyline: (courtesy Wikipedia)(Above: Downtown Austin’s skyline. Photo Courtesy: Wikipedia Commons)

While we prefer to think of Houston as the most important city in Texas, we are aware that other cities exist here. In fact, we’re thrilled to see Dallas, San Antonio, Austin and other communities succeed because their success bodes well for the entire state.

This week, we’re engaging in a little “city exchange” with some of the other major communities in Texas as we talk with reporters/columnists from each town about the major developments in their communities – both good and bad – and consider what lessons Greater Houston might learn from them.

On Monday, we talked about lessons we could learn from San Antonio, and on Tuesday we did the same for Dallas. And, today, we round off the series with a conversation about developments in — and lessons learned from — Austin.

Joining us for this conversation are Chase Hoffberger, news editor for The Austin Chronicle, and Allyn West of the Houston Chronicle.

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