When the Houston Rockets won the NBA championship in 1994, revelers piled into their cars and drove back and forth past the bars and nightclubs on Richmond Avenue. It was an odd choice, but back then there were few spaces where Houstonians could come together to celebrate.
The city has grown up over the past couple of decades, though. Thanks to some visionary residents and a new mindset, public spaces where citizens can gather to honor, remember, exult, and protest are proliferating. Space City may once again be worthy of its name.
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