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Why We Love Houston

OK, who doesn’t love Houston? Locals and experts share all the things they love that the city offers.
The “We Love Houston” sign by artist David Adickes, located at 2305 Polk Street, Houston, TX 77003


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Houston has had a long rivalry with Dallas, but it may be time for Austin to move out of the way as well.

A recent article in "Texas Monthly" humorously, but also quite seriously, sang the praises of Houston over Austin – from cost of living to the live music scene to green space.

Today, we talk about what makes this city of hurricanes, flooding and crippling heat ... still so great!

There are reasons people move here, and stay – and why more join them every day.

Houston experts and listeners call in to sing the praises of the city we love, including favorite hidden treasures and those "tourist traps" even locals can't resist.


Susan Christian

Evan Mintz

Mister McKinney

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Catherine Lu

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While growing up in Chicago and Houston, Catherine’s love for art, music and creative writing was influenced by her teachers and parents. She was once concertmaster of the Clear Lake High School Orchestra and a four-time violinist of the Texas All-State Symphony. A graduate of the University of Chicago, Catherine...

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