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Full Show: City’s First Certified Autism Center, And The History Of Baseball In Houston (July 12, 2018)

On Thursday’s Houston Matters: Our state’s comptroller says lawmakers will have an extra 2-point-7 billion dollars for the next legislative session in January, we learn about the first Certified Autism Center in Houston, the history of baseball in the Bayou City, and local Poet Laureate Deborah D.E.E.P. Mouton and the first-of-its-kind summit called The Colony.

On Thursday’s Houston Matters: Our state’s comptroller says lawmakers will have an extra 2-point-7 billion dollars to work with in January. We learn how and where the increase revenues came from, and what will be the spending priorities for Houston?

Also this hour: We discuss with Stephanie McMahon Space Center Houston’s accessibility and inclusion coordinator on how they became a Certified Autism Center. It’s the first in Houston to earn that designation.  

Plus: We take a look back at the history of baseball in Houston – from Buff Stadium, to the Colt .45s, to the Astrodome, to Jose Altuve and the World Series title.

Then, Houston Public Media’s Catherine Lu spoke with local Poet Laureate Deborah D.E.E.P. Mouton about why she thinks it’s important for writers of color to attend a first-of-its-kind quarterly summit called The Colony. The event will be held this weekend (July 14) at Houston Public Library at 500 Mckinney St.

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