Houston goes green for St. Patty's Day

March 17, 2008 3:31:29 PM PDT
There have been green sightings all around Houston and this is not even an environmental story. This is actually a St. Patrick's Day story.

The general staff of the Texas Army fired flintlock rifles into the air in honor of St. Patrick's Day. Next they performed a Houston tradition, turning Buffalo Bayou green with a shot of dye from a cannon. The event honored the Irish Texas Army patriots who fought at the Alamo and the Battle of San Jacinto. This all took place on the bayou where it meets Travis Street.

Meanwhile in Pearland, some of our presidents took on a green hue. The presidential heads went green for St. Patty's Day starting Saturday and will stay that way through Monday night.

These six, 18-foot high busts of American presidents were installed a month ago on Highway 288 right outside Beltway 8.

Several more busts of American leaders are on the way from noted Houston artist David Adickes.

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