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[VIDEO] The Changing Face of Houston - A City That Never Stops Transforming

Over the last several months, as I researched and wrote the "Changing Face of Houston" series of articles featuring Houston neighborhoods, several things became evident - Houston is a dynamic place that has experienced many transformations over its history, and the many communities contained within the city continue to evolve, reflecting the character of the people living here.

Houston is not the type of place where a person can just get used to things indefinitely staying the same, nor is it a city where it's wise to assume that a neighborhood experiencing a period of decline is down for the count. Learning the history's of some of Houston's communities gave me a deeper appreciation for the crazy patchwork of communities that makes up the city's landscape. It also showed me just how quickly and fundamentally many areas of this city is changing.

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Chris Lane is a contributing writer who enjoys covering art, music, pop culture, and social issues.