The plot has thickened at the Miraculous Jesus Pole in Alice, Texas. Things have taken a turn for the worse. According to another report from theAlice-Echo News
, not everyone venerated the wondrous shrine.
Sometime Tuesday night, one or more individuals vandalized the utility pole at the corner of Dickey and Sixth streets, which visitors say displays the image of Jesus.
A black marker was used on the “face” of the pole, adding a thick mustache.
Maribel Martinez, who first saw Jesus on the Pole, is reportedly furious and says that she will have the miscreants arrested.
Meanwhile, other denizens of Alice claim the pole has still more holy powers than previously believed – some see the Sacred Heart of Jesus and others see the Virgin Mary.
“It’s there, I feel something,” on onlooker told the Echo-News. “I’m feeling the Holy Spirit here.”
Maybe the Holy Spirit drew the mustache too. Who’s to say Jesus hasn’t had a make-over?
-- John Nova Lomax
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.