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The Influence of Louisiana Transplants on Houston

Posted on · It’s hard to say just how many Louisiana transplants there are in Greater Houston, but their influence is notable. Cajun and Creole culture, from food to music and beyond, can be found here. And that influence began long before the influx of New Orleans transplants, who came here during or after Hurricane Katrina. We discuss […]

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Houston Budget Update, Louisiana Transplants, Public Defenders, and Astroworld Memories: Houston Matters for Thursday, June 19, 2014

Posted on · NOTE: Houston Matters was pre-empted at noon today by President Obama’s news conference. But you can hear the entire show here after 3pm, or on Houston Public Media news 88.7 tonight at 10. The Houston City Council Wednesday passed a budget for 2015 which will, among other things, set aside more than ten million dollars for pothole […]

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Houston Hosts Mardi Gras Festivities for Katrina Evacuees

Posted on · For the first time Houston is hosting its own Mardi Gras in the form of the Houston Creole Festival and Mardi Gras Parade. Before you natives of New Orleans get upset about yet another Mardi Gras festival that is not THE Mardi Gras on Bourbon street, this one is being organized specifically for Katrina evacuees […]