It's My Party

Not everyone was celebrating Juneteenth in Harris County

Organizers say the event has been staged in good faith as a "mobile festival" for 14 years, without the need for a permit that would legally condone such flagrant paradelike activities. A city ordinance allows for only two parades per day in the city, not within four hours of each other. Nearly a year ago the Lindale Park Civic Club nabbed the somewhat-less-hellish 10 a.m. slot for its 2003 July Fourth procession.

Last week, city officials brokered a last-minute compromise to let the planned flag-waving slide. Still, South Belt organizers fear that next year's parade might not be possible under current city regulations.

Doug's big babe
Courtesy of Peter Bollinger
Doug's big babe
In an impressive display of political clout, the firefighters' union has won out in the dispute over the number of personnel to be assigned to each truck. To fund the plan, homeowners whose houses are on fire will be charged a per-gallon "user fee."
In an impressive display of political clout, the firefighters' union has won out in the dispute over the number of personnel to be assigned to each truck. To fund the plan, homeowners whose houses are on fire will be charged a per-gallon "user fee."

Said local Lucy Peterson: "It's a shame that you have to fight the government to have a parade to celebrate your freedom." -- M.S.

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