Thursday, May 7, 2009

Sugar Land Wants to Stay Sparkly Clean - and Wealthy

Our new America suburban prototype, Sugar Land, TX, is fighting to keep low-income housing out of the city. A few years ago there was a significant controversy over a restaurant in the city wanting to paint its outside walls a bright color.  A number of Sugar Land residents were aghast over this breech of propriety.  Others thought the reaction was silly.  * 

"Residents oppose low-income housing development," Inside  Sugar Land Blog/Houston Chronicle, May 6, 2009


* I have a specific interest in the city because I wrote a book about the place.  The title of the book is Cemeteries of Ambivalent Desire:  Unearthing Deep South Narratives in a Texas Graveyard.

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