I’ve been happily married to my wife, Stephana, since June of 2001. We’ve had some issues, but what we’ve learned in overcoming them enables me to understand those of you who are experiencing the same.We have one daughter, Jaicey, and two sons, Jackson and Joshua.
While you’re here, I hope you’ll poke around and take a look at my travel blog, More Time To Travel, which offers information and inspiration for travelers.Are you looking for a Bay Guardian story that was published before 2015? The print and online articles from the Bay Guardian newspaper and from 2006–2014 are back online at the Bay Guardian archives, and you can search the archive at this link. Also, take a look at our Issuu account for searchable PDFs of our most recent issues.We will be adding more to the archives in coming months, so stay tuned! Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner is taking a similar approach—his anti-encampment ordinance makes it illegal to use “fabric, metal, cardboard, or other materials as a tent or temporary structure for human habitation.” This ensures that the Houstonian homeless are vulnerable not just to the elements, but also to the constant threat of the police. They can’t carry around belongings that take up space more than three feet long, three feet wide, three feet tall. People can’t spontaneously feed more than five homeless people without a permit. In fact, it is being reported that the police in Dallas “issued over 11,000 citations for sleeping in public from January 2012 to November 2015.” When you break that number down, it comes to 323 citations per month.Officials cite one of the most common justifications for crackdowns on the homeless: neighborhood safety (a more socially acceptable way of talking about the not-in-my-backyard mentality). If I was a homeless person in Houston, I would definitely be looking to get out of there. Of course some people have tried to challenge these types of laws in court, but most of the challenges have been unsuccessful.