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Cities Within The City: Landlocked Municipalities Can Create Confusion For Houstonians

Posted on · We learn about the many cities within the city of Houston -- the areas that have been surrounded by Houston's sprawl yet retained their own governments, police forces, and personalities.

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Makeshift Border Towns: Improving Life in Texas ‘Colonias’

Posted on · All along the Texas/Mexico border — and the border of neighboring states — are residential areas that lack some of the most basic living necessities, such as potable water, septic or sewer systems, electricity, paved roads or safe and sanitary housing. These makeshift towns that offer little more than third-world conditions inside the U.S. are called “colonias.” Houston Matters’ […]