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As I turned the corner in front of my building today, historic Isabella Court on Main Street, my heart sank. Some ass had tagged the front of the building and the huge concrete potted plants lining the street. It looks hideous. The building itself can be painted, but we are probably just going to have to look at the plants. The oil-based paint won't come off.

It adds insult to injury that the graffiti is so bad. As resident graffiti blogger (and Houston Press web editor) Keith Plocek said after looking at this photo: "That's some toy-ass shit."

- Cathy Matusow  

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