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Title Houston Voice, No. 814, May 31, 1996
Contributor
  • Bell, Deborah Moncrief
Publisher Window Media
Date May 31, 1996
Language English
Subject
  • LGBTQ community
  • LGBTQ people
  • Gay liberation movement
Place
  • Houston, Texas
Genre
  • newspapers
Type
  • Text
Identifier OCLC: 31485329
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  • University of Houston Libraries Special Collections
  • LGBT Research Collection
  • Montrose Voice
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Note This item was digitized from materials loaned by the Gulf Coast Archive and Museum (GCAM).
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Transcript HOUSTON VOICE / MAY 31. 1996 7 • **. ntUySfa.lueL\ ty StftVMUVfO. £<Ut€Hd*Vl faff ?*-*? Son 's Horizons Not Broad Enough I was in Beaumont about a week ago to see my youngest son receive an academic honor at that city's Central High School. Not to be outdone, his brother had something to show off, too. "Take me to drop off my film," he begged. This is my traveling man-child. I have "taken him to drop off" canisters of film he snapped of monks and girlfriends in The People's Republic of China, artist- welders in Illinois, aunts and "friends" in New Mexico, streets, schools, and kids asleep in dorms in New York City, and the brick wall view of his kitchen window in San Francisco. The remarkable thing is not that he is pursued (all expenses paid) by colleges and universities in all these places trying to romance him to their institutions, no. The remarkable thing is that when he gets home with his film he can't get himself to the drug store to have the pictures he took developed. This is my nonmaterialistic (he travels with a few drawing pencils and a Call Home phone card) disdainer-of-status and lover of the planet, Zen Buddhist son. Part of his religion involves respect for the environment and so great is this respect that he does not drive ("It depletes the natural resources of fossils and causes air, noise and nerve pollution." His mother's nerves, that is). "So wil! you take me to Wal-Mart?" Wal-Mart! Wal-Mart? Last time I was in that town there was no Wal-Mart. The biggest commercial business was the "Bobby-Q Stand." That's the place where all the links were made on the spot. Links and ribs, "Bobby-Q Bones," that wouldn't quit tasting good until about an hour after you were through eating them. They were cooked, sold and served by a lady who was black, and thin as scissors. She kept herself "all doodied up" and if her name wasn't Hazel it should've been. Wal-Mart? "Not just Wal Mart'—it's a Wal-Mart Super Store! It's open twenty-four hours and it has everything! Everybody goes there. It's so popular you have to call ahead and reserve a parking space. I mean, everybody in Beaumont goes there every day! People pack lunches and drive in from Raywood and Saratoga and Honey Island to see it. You owe it to yourself not to miss it. It's like going to Paris and bypassing the Louvre, it's like going to London and missing the bridge. It's like going to the Galleria and avoiding Neiman's to come ail the way to Beaumont and then miss our new Super store!" I dropped him off at Wal-Mart. I never found out what pictures he was having developed, but I think that boy needs to get out more. Out of Beaumont, out of East Texas. He needs to broaden his horizons. He should try La Capital (Mexico City) next, 1 bet he'd love the bazaars. New Developments in Neartown The Neartown Associalion reports that the owners of Rich's, a popular nightclub in the Midtown area, are redeveloping the old Tila's restaurant building in die 700 block of Westheimer. They plan to open a major new nightclub. The club is already in possession of a liquor permit, and the redevelopment seems imminent. Neartown has a blanket policy if fighting any new liquor permits in the area. The associalion says i! has received many calls complaining of the effect such development will have on Avondale and the board is reviewing the process by which a liquor permit was granted before ihe Neartown Associalion, or surrounding properly owners, learned of the plans. The parking for the new cluh will he on the south side of Westheimer in what is now a row of vacant lots. Neartown views this as a positive step to keep cars off the residential streets, but is concerned with the indication of the number of patrons the club owners anticipate. Robert Waters, a partner (or former partner) of in Rick's Cabaret on Richmond is attempting to purchase a plot of land between Kirby and Greenbriar on the Southwest Freeway (US Hwy. 59) in order to open a sexually oriented business. Waters is trying to secure both a liquor permit and a sexually oriented business permit. Just outside the Near- town boundaries, and a mere 5 blocks from Poe Elementary School, Near- town's board is interested in the opinions of its membership in this matter. They are working with the Boulevard Oaks Association in an attempt to persuade Mr. Waters that is current location is simply not appropriate. The debate over the Westheimer Street Fest continues. A recent poll showed that a strong majority of residents are in favor of the festival. Neartown remains officially neutral about the Fest but has created a committee charged with the authority to research and make recommendations on 1) How to dramatically change the Festival to protect the most affected neighborhoods or 2) To stop the Festival completely, if the concerns and suggestions of this committee, upon adoption, are not addressed. The fall 1996 Fest and possibly those scheduled for 1997, have already been permitted by the city. The existing committee created last year lo negotiate voluntary compromises on conduct of the Fest is still operating. It is chaired by former Neartown President Annnise Parker, and is currently working with Westheimer Streel Fest. Inc, the festival organizers. Another way to reach us! You can now send your letters, news leads, and other correspondence to the HOUSTON VOICE by e-mail. Address to: HouVoice@aol.com. QUESTIONS About Life? Concerned About.. 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