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Remembering the Shamrock Hotel — and what it changed about historic preservation in Houston

The iconic, over-the-top Houston hotel opened in 1949. Its demolition 35 years ago this month left a hole in the hearts of many longtime residents. But it also helped change preservation for the better.

Graphic Design Gallery

Michael is an experienced graphic designer in multiple platforms:

Web, print, television, and multimedia.


See a new gallery of his work.

A Holocaust survivor finds forgiveness and the courage to tell her story

Ruth Steinfeld and her sister survived a concentration camp in France and later made a life in Houston, always wondering what had happened to their parents.

Michael Hagerty is a multimedia artist and writer based in Houston.


He serves as the senior producer for Houston Matters, the daily radio show on Houston's NPR station.

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Michael's demo video for his work as public address announcer for the Reno Aces baseball club.

(Announcing, graphics, and editing, Michael Hagerty)

Sidebar segment for a documentary.

(Most video, graphics, editing, script and VO by Michael Hagerty)

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