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The Million

Where Foreign-Born Houstonians Find Sights, Sounds And Tastes Of Native Lands

A team of Chronicle reporters fans out to spots all over the metro area – places where foreign-born Houstonians go to find a connection to their homeland

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  • Houston Indian Cricket Club team members gather for a huddle before their match against the Cavaliers in Richmond, Texas. (Photo Credit: Lise Olsen, Houston Chronicle)
    Houston Indian Cricket Club team members gather for a huddle before their match against the Cavaliers in Richmond, Texas. (Photo Credit: Lise Olsen, Houston Chronicle)
  • The Reclining Buddha is in front of the Buddha Hall at Vietnamese Buddhist Center on Sunday, July 10, 2011, in Houston. The Reclining Buddha represents Shakyamuni Buddha (the historical Buddha) at his death.  On a Sunday along Synott Road is where the Houston area shows its religious diversity, an edge-of-Sugar Land street lined by immigrants' places of worship such as St. Basil the Great Greek Orthodox church, The Vietnamese Buddhist Center, The Chinmaya Praba Mission. ( Mayra Beltran / Chronicle ) (Photo Credit: Houston Chronicle)
    The Reclining Buddha is in front of the Buddha Hall at Vietnamese Buddhist Center on Sunday, July 10, 2011, in Houston. The Reclining Buddha represents Shakyamuni Buddha (the historical Buddha) at his death. On a Sunday along Synott Road is where the Houston area shows its religious diversity, an edge-of-Sugar Land street lined by immigrants' places of worship such as St. Basil the Great Greek Orthodox church, The Vietnamese Buddhist Center, The Chinmaya Praba Mission. ( Mayra Beltran / Chronicle ) (Photo Credit: Houston Chronicle)
  • Fans of the United States soccer team sing the American anthem a few minutes before the beginning of the World Cup 2014 game against Belgium, Tuesday, July 1, 2014, at the The Richmond Arms Pub in Houston. (Photo Credit: Marie D. De Jesus, Houston Chronicle)
    Fans of the United States soccer team sing the American anthem a few minutes before the beginning of the World Cup 2014 game against Belgium, Tuesday, July 1, 2014, at the The Richmond Arms Pub in Houston. (Photo Credit: Marie D. De Jesus, Houston Chronicle)
  • Members of the Irish Network Houston, from left, Chris Bohill, David Millar, Karen Down, Eddie Klennher, Brendan Sullivan, Edel Howlin and Kate Corrigan join front of the William J. Flynn Center For Irish (Photo Credit: Bob Levey, Houston Chronicle)
    Members of the Irish Network Houston, from left, Chris Bohill, David Millar, Karen Down, Eddie Klennher, Brendan Sullivan, Edel Howlin and Kate Corrigan join front of the William J. Flynn Center For Irish (Photo Credit: Bob Levey, Houston Chronicle)

In Harris County, more than one million residents – that's one in four people — were born in a foreign country. Today, Houston Public Media presents another installment in our year-long series called "The Million" with our partners at the Houston Chronicle. It explores how diversity shapes our region.

Earlier this year, Houston Public Media's Laura Isensee took us to a cafeteria at Lee High School in southwest Houston, where 10 girls eating at one table represented nine different countries.

A team of Houston Chronicle reporters went to spots all over the metro area – places where foreign-born Houstonians go to find a connection to their homeland.

 

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