It takes two parades to celebrate the life of Martin Luther King, Jr, mostly because two Houston groups can't get along in the way that the Good Doctor advocated.
But two parades mean twice the celebrating, and viewers got to enjoy Chamillionaire and others, all on a MLK Weekend that will never be forgotten, and never quite again be the same.
Update: We were slightly confused about all this; these pictures are not of the two infamously "competing" parades, but of two of the total of three that go on over MLK weekend.
-- Richard Connelly
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.