Why live where you hate?

Why live where you hate?

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Anyabakura

Universal City, TX

#1 May 2, 2009
I just recently read an excerpt from a story wherein a woman describes exiting the pristine city of houston with its majestic sky-scrapers to enter the dingy and poverty privalent Channelview.

When I was in high school there, I heard plp talk about how they wanted to leave and how much they hated it and, yet, so many are still there, years later, still complaining.

If it's such a bad place to live, why do it?

AND I take offense to how the woman describes Channelview compared to Houston.
She took all her paragraph from the white elephant and the church near it. Apparently it's dilapated. Channelview is not pretty. Doesn't mean a woman who's never lived there needs to publish work on how everyone is tasteless and poverty stricken.
mike

Dacula, GA

#2 May 16, 2009
Anyabakura wrote:
I just recently read an excerpt from a story wherein a woman describes exiting the pristine city of houston with its majestic sky-scrapers to enter the dingy and poverty privalent Channelview.
When I was in high school there, I heard plp talk about how they wanted to leave and how much they hated it and, yet, so many are still there, years later, still complaining.
If it's such a bad place to live, why do it?
AND I take offense to how the woman describes Channelview compared to Houston.
She took all her paragraph from the white elephant and the church near it. Apparently it's dilapated. Channelview is not pretty. Doesn't mean a woman who's never lived there needs to publish work on how everyone is tasteless and poverty stricken.
I was born in Channelview and spent my life visiting my grandmother there. I lived in and around Houston until leaving for
Atlanta 15 years ago. I am now dreaming and preparing myself and my family to move back to Channelview. To the "wood side", "south side", "poor side" or whatever you want to call it. Yes, Channelview has been synonymous with poor white trash, trailer trash, oil field trash etc., but I believe that Channelview can be a beautiful place to live and to raise a family. The community at large needs leadership and inspiration. I hope to provide both. I only hope that I return soon enough.
DO IT

Houston, TX

#3 May 18, 2009
mike wrote:
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I was born in Channelview and spent my life visiting my grandmother there. I lived in and around Houston until leaving for
Atlanta 15 years ago. I am now dreaming and preparing myself and my family to move back to Channelview. To the "wood side", "south side", "poor side" or whatever you want to call it. Yes, Channelview has been synonymous with poor white trash, trailer trash, oil field trash etc., but I believe that Channelview can be a beautiful place to live and to raise a family. The community at large needs leadership and inspiration. I hope to provide both. I only hope that I return soon enough.
Come on Mike bring Channelview back to the days of the pom pom mom.
mike

Lilburn, GA

#4 May 18, 2009
DO IT wrote:
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Come on Mike bring Channelview back to the days of the pom pom mom.
Yes, that's funny. But seriously, a good dose of character and ethical standards is something that all of the east side could use. Many of the adults are wasting away(not all of course) and God help the kids out there.
With regard to pom pom mom. During that episode papers were carrying the story as far away as Germany. The papers were calling Channelview the arm pit of Houston. In Germany! This does not need to be so.
DO IT

Houston, TX

#5 May 18, 2009
Well good luck Mike, I don't know when the last time you were there, but it has really gone down. There is graffti all over the place. And the few that have stuck it out are scared to come outside. Unless your bringing the Home Land Security (INS) buses with you I don't see it changing anytime soon. Hey, I'm not saying it can't be done, just that it going to be alot of work. I live in Sheldon and have for many years, I'd love to see the area take a turn for the better. Anything is possible if you believe. Just look at the Hieght Area. It has done a 180. So Good Luck.

“Bluebonnets...”

Since: May 09

Location hidden

#6 May 18, 2009
Wow, the tiger who ripped off the boy's arm. The pom pom mom.
Oh, the headlines.
Anyway, I thought the armpit was Pasadena.
And, that is unfortunatley right, a lot are afraid. It's because the 13 has moved in.
I live(d) on Woodrow, now. Lived in every known trailer park. Live in a small house, now. Don't ever go outside, pratically. But, I liked Channelview. It wasn't bad to me until someone told me it was.
John Santana

AOL

#7 Jul 26, 2009
You Should Try Living In Sterling Green Since Black Moved It Is Ghetto As Hell oVer their
Beetsie

Palestine, TX

#8 Jul 27, 2009
mike wrote:
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I was born in Channelview and spent my life visiting my grandmother there. I lived in and around Houston until leaving for
Atlanta 15 years ago. I am now dreaming and preparing myself and my family to move back to Channelview. To the "wood side", "south side", "poor side" or whatever you want to call it. Yes, Channelview has been synonymous with poor white trash, trailer trash, oil field trash etc., but I believe that Channelview can be a beautiful place to live and to raise a family. The community at large needs leadership and inspiration. I hope to provide both. I only hope that I return soon enough.
I see that you are dreamer. I wish you luck, you will need it.
I used to live in Sheldon, then moved to Sterling Green when the neighbor was fairly new, moved away in 1980. I think after the problems in 1983-84 is when SG went down the tubes. I heard if you wanted to mow your grass you better be carrying.
I have since moved back the booming metro area and have lived in Crosby and Huffman and would highly recommend you move to that area of the metro.
On a lighter note, does anyone remember the street name of the beltway feeder that ran in front of SG before it was beltway 8, when the beltway was a big mound of dirt? Just wondering???
mike

Lawrenceville, GA

#9 Jul 31, 2009
Beetsie wrote:
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I see that you are dreamer. I wish you luck, you will need it.
I used to live in Sheldon, then moved to Sterling Green when the neighbor was fairly new, moved away in 1980. I think after the problems in 1983-84 is when SG went down the tubes. I heard if you wanted to mow your grass you better be carrying.
I have since moved back the booming metro area and have lived in Crosby and Huffman and would highly recommend you move to that area of the metro.
On a lighter note, does anyone remember the street name of the beltway feeder that ran in front of SG before it was beltway 8, when the beltway was a big mound of dirt? Just wondering???
Yes, I guess I am a bit of a dreamer. But that is nothing new for me. Nor is my idea of the possibility of Channelview being a nice place to live. I have thought this for the better part of 23 decades I simply haven't been in a position to challenge the status quo. I am working on that.
My brother has his doubts also. On a recent visit he took me around the old neighborhoods and offered some different possibilities to me. I'm just stuck with this desire to see something resurrected and transformed, sort of like myself. I want to try to share and spread my own life experience with others at large.(not religious by the way)
Selenaloveswhite roses

Galena Park, TX

#10 Feb 14, 2010
I lived in Channelview all my life. I lived in a subdivision called Channelwood which is behind Walgreens next to Carpenter's Bayou. My neighborhood was always quiet. Now on the other hand Sterling Green became quiet ghetto since blacks have moved there in the late 90s. No I'am not racist my dad is black from North Carolina but moved to south Texas to see family. But come on know they should take a look at what the "wood side" looks like. Shoot I'll take a 1990s built Sterling Green house with 4/2.5/2 any freakin' day.
feliciaboudreaux

Dayton, TX

#11 Apr 6, 2010
My father has worked in Channel View for 17 yrs.right off of sheldon and 90. I pretty much kno the area my self. My husband works off of sheldon and jacinto st. My brother-n-law lived in apt. off sheldon near I 10. I've got to say from wat i've knew of it the 17yrs my father worked out that way, not much has changed other than the youth that roams the streets now. Me and my husband are about to be moving to channel view our selfs. Not a scary thought to me considering i kno the area very well. I like it!!! Now I've lived in Houston as well, not the ideal place to be raising yuong ones!! Where i lived were drunks at every corner, Women selling sex inorder to get by! I'd rather have my children raised in a place not crawling with drunks, bars, W***** and drugs.
Donny G

Crosby, TX

#12 Sep 24, 2013
Channelview is off the top the worst neighborhood u will ever live in, its badd!!!! its dirty is trashy and its verry dangerous. i Hate it over here its a horrible place to live bottom linne

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