Sugar Land 95 project progresses and Houston goes to the polls

The Sugar Land 95s were buried where they were found on the grounds of the James Reese Career and Technical Center. (Claire Shoop/Community Impact Journal)

As local elections approach on May 7, the May 6 episode of The Houston Breakdown focuses on local issues that will appear on the ballot. Plus, hear an update on the Sugar Land 95 Commemoration Project.


Local Voters Consider MUD Elections

On the May 7 ballot, voters in and around The Woodlands will see a slew of races tied to municipal utility districts, or MUDs. What is a MUD, you ask? Community Impact Journal editor Vanessa Hold breaks it down.

The Sugar Land 95 project focuses on education

In early 2018, routine construction of the James Reese Career and Technical Center at Fort Bend ISD led to the discovery of the remains of 95 people buried on the property, who are believed to have died at Bullhead Convict Labor Camp during the Hand Hire Program -doomed work of Texas in the late 19th century.

This year, Fort Bend ISD rolled out the first steps of its Sugar Land 95 commemoration project, including a new exhibit at the James Reese Career and Technical Center, and conversations about the future of the project continue.

Journalist Hunter Marrow shares more details.

Also on this episode…

Missouri City fires city manager for cause; illegally issued temporary license plates cost Harris County revenue; Houston names May 2 Megan Thee Stallion Day and more.

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