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  • Homecoming mum tradition turns to hurricane relief

    by Marc Ira Hooks, posted Thursday, October 12, 2017 (one year ago)

    HOUSTON (BP) -- Flood-soaked cardboard boxes of homecoming mums are among the debris lining the sidewalks and street curbs of many houses in the suburban Kingwood neighborhood north of downtown Houston.

    For longer than people can remember how it started, high school students present their homecoming dates with a chrysanthemum (or mum, for short) bedecked with ribbons, glitter and other mementos. Texas students spend millions each year on these high school keepsakes varying in size from four inches to a foot in diameter, with price tags of $50 to $300. Read More