A Ceremony

By the time the cops showed up at the corner of Sampson and Jefferson, the artists gathered in the yard seemed to expect them. An officer — his badge said D. Avalos — stood at the fraying chain link fence at the edge of the yard. "The property is owned by HISD," he told the crowd. "Yes, I know," Lisa Harris said. The school district has just seized the home from my family, she explained to him. They were just saying goodbye. "Oh, I'm sorry," he responded. "No problem, ma'am." 

- By Leah Binkovitz at the Houston Chronicle. More here.

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