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The women, a few of them transgender, ranged in age from teenagers to their 50s. It was also difficult to get women on the street to speak with us, in part, we guessed, because many had pimps circling in fancy cars nearby.
I wanted to learn more about the residents and workers in the area and the people working the Track. PART 3: The city cracks down while advocates fight the 'nuisance' law.
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A warning against drugs and prostitution is posted at a motel in southwest Houston near the Bissonnet Track, a notorious hub for the sex trade. Where to buy hot Christmas toys at the cheapest prices. A few of the prostitutes were visibly pregnant; some appeared to be high.
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It was clear what was going on in front of our eyes, not just to us but to people at work and pedestrians walking by, even to the children walking to and from school. Talking about their pasts made them vulnerable. By day, we saw a more scattered presence along a several block circuit.
The impetus for this deep dive into the world of prostitution was the rare move by the state and Harris County to sue 86 suspected prostitutes, pimps and johns in the area, calling them nuisances. Airlines face shortage of pilots, other workers. Art Acevedo takes job as CNN's new law enforcement analyst. We walked the route many times, talking with business owners and residents, to parents in front of Best Elementary at morning dropoff.
Others showed s of distress. The government wanted a judge to fine them if they engaged in prostitution on the Track again.
Read the three-part series, The Track, at HoustonChronicle. We wanted to take readers with us onto the Bissonnet Track.
I was stunned by the casual nature of the enterprise. Today's Picks.