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The Full Menu: Local Restaurants Respond To Harvey With Food And Comfort

Posted on · Houston food writers discuss how local restaurants have responded to Hurricane Harvey by feeding evacuees and first-responders -- and by offering a return to normalcy.

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Checking in On a Katrina Evacuee 10 Years After the Storm

Posted on · Among the many evacuees that ended up in Houston after Katrina was Terrance Veal. He and 22 relatives shared a two-bedroom apartment for six weeks. Not long after, Veal shared his story as part of the Survivor to Survivor Stories oral history project Surviving Katrina and Rita in Houston. News 88.7’s Syeda Hasan caught up with […]

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Displaced By Katrina, New Orleans Church Members Still Gather Today in Houston

Posted on · When Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast, people scattered. Some decided to stay in their “new towns.” In Houston, displaced members of one New Orleans church — Franklin Avenue Baptist Church — created a new church here. News 88.7’s Laurie Johnson reports.

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Houston Hosts Mardi Gras Festivities for Katrina Evacuees

Posted on · For the first time Houston is hosting its own Mardi Gras in the form of the Houston Creole Festival and Mardi Gras Parade. Before you natives of New Orleans get upset about yet another Mardi Gras festival that is not THE Mardi Gras on Bourbon street, this one is being organized specifically for Katrina evacuees […]