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The Fiesta Mart in Midtown at 4200 San Jacinto St., which was leased from Rice University and is across the street from the currently under construction Ion building, closed on July 10. The store serviced both Midtown and Third Ward residents and the closure has drawn attention to the issue of food access in the Third Ward, which is classified as a food desert.
“[Rice] was a very active community leader, a wealthy community leader who preserved and grew slavery in Houston. There’s no mincing words, it’s very clear that he did that,“ said Andrew Maust (Brown College ‘19), who wrote a research paper on William Marsh Rice’s involvement with slavery.
Reginald Moore, Sugar Land 95 activist and “a people’s historian,” leaves behind a legacy of endurance
“He was a supremely honest person trying to tell difficult stories. It’s not Mr. Moore who was difficult, it’s the history he insisted on uncovering that many people have difficulty with.”