Houston Matters

“I was today years old when I learned [blank] about Houston”

We seek Houstonians’ examples of things they were slow to catch on to about Houston, or things they’re surprised other Houstonians don’t know by now.


Downtown Houston, the I-45 freeway and Buffalo Bayou, taken from Sabine Street.


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“I was today years old when” is a popular way of admitting there are some things in this world everyone else seemed to know that you were a little late to the party to figure out. Recently, Houston Matters host Craig Cohen reached out over social media, seeking out some of your fellow Houstonians’ examples of such things in the Bayou City.

In the audio above, he shares some of them, and fields calls and e-mails, while also discussing other examples with longtime Houstonian and Houston Public Media’s own director of content operations, Laurie Johnson.

(Have examples you’d like to share with us? E-mail them to talk@houstonmatters.org.

Troy Schulze

Troy Schulze

Producer, Houston Matters

Troy Schulze is a producer for Houston Matters. He also produces the podcast Party Politics and the digital video series Skyline Sessions. Schulze has been working as a writer and producer in digital media for over 20 years. He has received three Emmy nominations for his work on the TV...

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