What's that buzzing sound around your ear? Mostly likely, it's one of the millions of mosquitoes invading Southeast Texas. They are much more prevalent than last year because the rains in the previous several months have provided prime breeding conditions.
Dr. Rudy Bueno, the director of Harris County Mosquito Control, joins host Khambrel Marshall to explain why the mosquitoes are so prevalent this year, what you can do to keep the population down, what it means for the chance of getting West Nile virus, and other interesting facts about the pests that are sure to be around for the summer.
Also this week, a look at the resurgence of Houston's East End. One of our regions most historic neighborhoods is going through a drastic transformation. With the addition of the Houston Dynamo's BBVA Compass stadium and the expansion of Metro's Light Rail into the community, its growth has been phenomenal in the past few months and there is much more potential growth ahead with the completion of light rail, the influx of new housing and businesses.
Steven Powell, Dynamo Vice President of Business Development, Anton Sinkewich, Executive Director of the East Downtown Management District and George Greanias, President and CEO of METRO join Khambrel to talk about the elements that are working together to make the East end growth so successful so far.
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- Dr. Rudy Bueno, director, Harris Cnty Mosquito Control, 713-440-4800, www.hcphes.org
- George Greanias, president, CEO METRO, 713-635-4000, www.ridemetro.org
- Steven Powell, Dynamo VP/Business Development,713-276-7500, www.houstondynamo.com
- Anton Sinkewich, Exec. Director, East Downtown Mgmt., 713-222-8871, www.eadohouston.com