Houston Sculptor David Adickes Has Agreed to Build the Statue of Bill Hicks in Houston

Famed sculptor David Adickes has agreed to build a statue of the late comedian Bill Hicks in Houston, Free Press Houston has announced.

Hicks, who died in 1994, worked in Houston's comedy clubs including the Comedy Workshop.

Free Press Houston is asking people to donate to its fund-raising effort to pay for the statue. It is starting the effort with a $10,000 donation of its own.

Those who donate $5K or more will get their names permanently inscribed on the statue. Donate $1K or more and you get to go to a private thank-you party. Or any amount at all, organizers say.

Details are far from being worked out -- such as where the statue would reside -- but the Free Press is working on that.

For more information on the project, visit www.billhicksstatue.com.

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