Missouri City, Texas was incorporated in 1956 in an effort to protect itself from the sparking growth of Houston. Blacks began moving to Missouri City in the mid 1970’s and made up a small portion of the population. By 1975, middle class Blacks began to locate primarily in the Hunter’s Glen area. Homes in Hunter’s Glen were initially built by General Homes. One of General Homes … [Read more...] about COMMENTARY: How far have we come in Missouri City, Texas?
By Hacer Berra Akcan Throughout the last 15 years, Houston has been the most prominent city for refugee resettlement, embracing more than 1,500 refugees from various countries such as Afghanistan, Iraq, Vietnam, and now, Syria. Many Americans tend to either ignore or protest the possibility of refugees entering our country, especially after the major terror attacks that have … [Read more...] about COMMENTARY: America and Its Refugees: A Retrospect For the Future
By Zaghum Khalil I am a freshman at William B. Travis High School in Fort Bend Independent School District and last November, a handgun was brought to my school by a student. The student was caught and arrested, but the incident has made me quite frightened of what could have happened. It also makes me wonder about my education setting in the future and how my sense of … [Read more...] about COMMENTARY: The Chaos of Armed Students
AUSTIN – The traffic on I-35 is stopped dead both ways, and it’s not even rush hour. Our state capital tried to solve this problem by double decking the freeway, but no luck (never play Texas Hold ‘Em with two decks). The road is the main north-south Interstate through the town, so to bypass this roadblock, they built a toll road looping from north of Austin, east of the … [Read more...] about COMMENTARY: THE SIZE OF TEXAS IS UPON US
By Michael Sudhalter firstname.lastname@example.org It's rare for an opening act to receive a crowd reaction that's usually reserved for a headliner, but the Old Crow Medicine Show isn't your average opening band. Despite receiving little-to-no mainstream airplay, Old Crow Medicine Show has built up a strong following of fans. They've been around since 1998, but the Grand … [Read more...] about COMMENTARY: Old Crow Medicine Show keeps traditional music alive