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Full Show: Raising The Age For Tobacco, And The Lost Galveston Hurricane Statue (May 22, 2019)

On Wednesday’s Houston Matters: Raising the age for buying tobacco, the weekly political roundup, water conservation, and a lost statue in Galveston.

On Wednesday’s Houston Matters: Assuming Gov. Greg Abbott signs a bill passed by state lawmakers, you may soon need to be 21 to buy tobacco products in Texas. We discuss what this bill might accomplish, and what else is being done to try to curb tobacco use among young people.

Also this hour: Nancy Sims and Brandon Rottinghaus join us to discuss political developments in Austin, Washington, and here in Houston. Then, we discuss a proposed water conservation plan from Houston Public Works.

And, one man’s search for a lost statue honoring the victims of the Great Galveston Hurricane of 1900.

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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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