April 21, 2006

Houston and Katrina

Nicole Gelinas has an excellent article in City Journal about how Houston opened its arms to the Katrina refugees and is doing well at dealing with all of the subsequent challenges that have resulted from the unexpected influx of 240,000 people.

Houston isn’t just showing its guests some Texas hospitality; it’s showing displaced New Orleanians what a difference it makes to live in a city that strives, if imperfectly, to operate upon sound urban-governance precepts—leadership in a crisis, competent policing, a functioning judicial system, accountable urban schools, and a culture of private-sector entrepreneurship.

This is a really good read. Especially if, like myself, you hail from Houston originally.

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