Pasadena’s retro districting plan mirrors a movement in U.S. (Houston Chronicle)

Photo courtesy of Craig Hartley, Freelance

Photo courtesy of Craig Hartley, Freelance

By Mike Tolson

As Houston began to boom following World War II, its working class cousin Pasadena boomed along with it – handling all the tough, sweaty work that made the downtown executives rich.

And when Houston began to change with an influx of new residents from all over the world, Pasadena mirrored that as well – the once mostly white refinery town is today almost two-thirds Hispanic.

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