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Friday’s Show: Lowering Lake Conroe, And Yeltsin In Texas (Feb. 21, 2020)

On Friday’s Houston Matters: Lowering Lake Conroe, researching an African-American family tree, The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week’s news, and recalling Boris Yeltsin’s visit to a Clear Lake grocery store.


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On Friday’s Houston Matters: Water levels on Lake Conroe will continue to be lowered seasonally through the end of 2022. The San Jacinto River Authority voted 5-1 last night in favor of the move. We learn what it means for residents.

Also this hour: The unique challenges of researching an African-American family tree. Then, our non-expert panel weighs in on flooding and high-speed rail on this week's edition of The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly.

And the new comic opera Yeltsin in Texas recalls the day in 1989 that late Russian President Boris Yeltsin visited a Clear Lake grocery store.

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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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