Weekend Video Para Mi Gente In H-Town

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There has been a lot of talk about immigrants cleaning up Houston. Ask Kevin Johnson from ImmigrationProf Blog points out as Houston/Galveston area rebuilds in the wake of Hurricane Ike, people are calling on FEMA, not the federal agency, but “Find Every Mexican Available.” (h/t to symsess of Citizen Orange) Therefore, for this weekends video […]

Games The Power Companies Play

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With more than a quarter of CenterPoint Energy’s electric customers still electric power 10 days after Hurricane Ike turned off the lights, it seems CenterPoint is deciding they will increase it’s rates to cover the cost of repairs. According to the Houston Chronicle: In a filing with the Securities Exchange Commission CenterPoint said “the total […]

Ike Reveals The Ugly Side Of Politics: Part I

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First, I like to thank everybody who expressed their concern for my safety and well being as Hurricane Ike passed through the Houston/Galveston area. The hurricane left Houston, the US’s fourth-largest city, and its surrounding areas battered and bruised and was reduced to near paralysis in some places. As the power companies take their time […]

At the End of The Day, It Is The Immigrant Community Who Will Be Cleaning Up After Ike

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In today’s post-Katrina coverage, if damage pales in comparison to Katrina, in the eyes the national media, it’s not going to be seen as a “big deal” and in the public’s mind, it is nothing more but ancient history. Here in Houston, with over 1.7 1.2 million people without power, we wouldn’t know what is […]

Photos of Ike’s Aftermath

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Here are some photos I took around my neighborhood I took of Hurricane Ike’s aftermath. This is still a work in progress. Now that the city is allowing us to venture outside our neighborhood, I am planning to take more pictures. There are a lot of areas hit hard here in Houston. I’ve been getting […]

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