Friday, August 29, 2008

Happy Birthday Hometown!

Happy 172nd birthday to my hometown! On this date Houston was founded in 1836 by New York real estate entrepreneurs John K. and Augustus Allen.

The city has grown since then to become the fourth largest city in the United States with over 2 million residents and the largest in Texas.

It wouldn't be a Houston post without me doing a little bragging. (hey, I AM a Texan) These are just some of the African-American peeps born and raised in Houston as well.

Phylicia Rashad
Debbie Allen
Darrell Green
Yolanda Adams
Jennifer Holliday
Texas Battle
Terry Ellis
Roland Martin
Zina Garrison
Vince Young
Barbara Jordan
Mickey Leland
Beyonce Knowles
Solange Knowles

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