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Thursday’s Show: The Meanest Man In Congress, Houston’s Best Sports Bars, And Festival Chicano (Oct. 3, 2019)

On Thursday’s Houston Matters: The life and career of late Rep. Jack Brooks, the best sports bars in town, and the 40th annual Festival Chicano.

On Thursday’s Houston Matters: As the Astros prepare for Game 1 of the ALDS on Friday, the team's owner remains mired in a legal dispute with the former owner over a now-defunct cable network. The Houston Chronicle's David Barron explains the dueling lawsuits from Jim Crane and Drayton McLane, Jr. and what it all has to do with how you watch most Astros games.

Also this hour: We reflect on the life and career of Jack Brooks, the late Texas lawmaker who some called “the meanest man in Congress.”

Then, with the Astros back in the playoffs, the Texans embarked on a new season, and the Rockets preparing for another year, local food writers discuss their favorite places to eat and drink while watching sports in the latest installment of our monthly food segment, The Full Menu.

And we learn about the 40th annual Festival Chicano.

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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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