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Bond proposal headed to voters, and previewing Houston Restaurant Weeks (Aug. 3, 2022)

On Wednesday’s show: Voters will get to decide in November whether Harris County can issue around $1 billion in bonds for infrastructre spending. Then, we discuss the week in politics. We preview the menus for Houston Restaurant Weeks. And we reflect on the disaster that was Woodstock ’99.


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On Wednesday’s show: Harris County Commissioners Court approved a bond proposal that will go before voters in November for around $1 billion in infrastructure spending.

Plus: Houston-area school districts will no longer provide free lunches to all students due to the expiration of a federal waiver.

Also this hour: We discuss the latest developments in politics in our weekly roundup.

Then, local food writers discuss what’s on tap for Houston Restaurant Weeks in this month’s installment of The Full Menu.

And, long before the deadly Astroworld festival concert, New York had its own disaster of a concert event: Woodstock '99. A new documentary about it debuts today on Netflix. Local film critic Joe Leydon was there and reflects on what he saw.

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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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