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Friday’s Houston Matters: Court Ruling On Mail-In Voting, And Preparing For Hurricane Season In A Pandemic (May 29, 2020)

On Friday’s Houston Matters: A Texas Supreme Court ruling on mail-in voting amid COVID-19, preparing for hurricane season amid a pandemic, and The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week’s news.

On Friday’s show: The Texas Supreme Court has ruled voters can't apply for mail-in ballots just because they're not immune to COVID-19. With a July runoff about six weeks away, we find out what's next in the saga over mail-in balloting.

Plus the local restaurant scene loses an influential figure, Cleverley Stone. And the popular local restaurant chain Bernie’s Burger Bus falls victim to the economic downturn.

Also this hour: We discuss preparations for another hurricane season and how things might be different amid a pandemic.

MORE: NOAA’s Hurricane Guide

And, from an accidental campaign announcement to an unusual Airbnb listing, we break down The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week’s news.

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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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