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DiverseCity: Venezuelans Call Houston Suburb ‘Katy-zuela’

DiverseCity: Venezuelans Call Houston Suburb ‘Katy-zuela’

Credit: Vicky Charleston, HPM, Creative ServicesWe meet Houstonian Mariana Torrealba-Prado, who is originally from Venezuela. She says there are so many Venezuelans in the Katy area they call it “Katy-zuela.” She talks about the differences between culture in Houston and her native country and talks about what she loves — and doesn’t love — about life here.

This segment is part of DiverseCity, a year-long initiative looking at what Houston’s diversity really means for the city. We’ll be examining how it connects or divides us and how it shapes the nation’s fourth-largest city.

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Michael HagertyMichael Hagerty is the Senior Producer for Houston Matters. He has a degree in journalism from Abilene Christian University and has served as news director for NPR and PBS stations around Texas and The West, including: KUNR-FM in Reno, Nev.; KNPB-TV in Reno, Nev.; and KWBU-TV/FM in Waco, Texas. He got his start on the air as a college student hosting Morning Edition at KACU-FM in Abilene, Texas. A native of the Chicago area and an avid Cubs fan, Michael spent four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.View all posts by Michael Hagerty →