4

Chamillionaire's Inaugural Diary, Part 5: Back Home

^
Keep Houston Press Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Houston and help keep the future of Houston Press free.

I was told by my travel agent that I wouldn't be able to leave Washington D.C. 'til the end of the week because of the lack of return flights, but luckily some seats opened up for me. A high fever had already taken over my body, and I was ready to get home to get some rest.

Gospel singer Yolanda Adams was sitting in the first-class seat behind mine, reading something with Obama's face on it. The Hispanic guy in the seat next to me was reading something with Obama on it also.

The next thing I knew I fell asleep, and when I woke up I was back in Texas, the same place where the former president George W. Bush said he was gonna go back to. I landed back in the same airport that had his Bush family name.

How ironic.

Keep the Houston Press Free... Since we started the Houston Press, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Houston, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Houston with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.

 

Join the Press community and help support independent local journalism in Houston.

 

Join the Press community and help support independent local journalism in Houston.