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Chasing Ghosts: Great-Great-Uncle Herbert

My great-great-uncle Herbert’s portrait – an oil painting three feet tall and two feet wide, framed ornately in faux gold – hung in my family’s formal living room when I was growing up. 756 more words


How Houston's affordability conversation excludes neighborhoods like Sunnyside

I recently had the pleasure of attending an affordable housing summit put on by Zillow, an opportunity for Houston’s housing professionals to be updated on some of the latests trends and predictions regarding the state of affordable housing in the city. 658 more words

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Affordable housing opponents use Section 8 as a slur in wealthy Dallas suburb

In recent months, some residents of the Dallas area have made it explicitly clear that “Section 8 housing” is often used as an epithet against low income people of color. 872 more words

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Recycling in Montgomery: Done for now . . .

The Montgomery Advertiser reported today that the city’s IREP recycling facility is closing up shop, at least for the time being. What Mayor Todd Strange calls a “temporary suspension” is due to a “massive change in the commodities market.” Apparently, the recycled materials can’t be sold for enough money to keep the facility going. 126 more words


Homewatch Alert: Burglary and Door handles being tried at night

From GMP:

We have had a burglary overnight at Woodstock Drive, Swinton. Offenders have gained entry through the side gate, and used an unknown implement to smash a patio door. 81 more words

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The Power of Twitter - 3 October 2015

So I was getting frustrated at the lack of communication from the candidates in my riding, really frustrated.  Here it was with only a few weeks left in the election, and all I could say was that I know what 5 of the candidates look like thanks to their election posters, and having received one flyer from the NDP.  689 more words