Houstonians stand in solidarity with sister city Nice

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Houstonians are expressing solidarity with victims in Nice, one of Houston's sister cities.

The wait felt a little longer than it should have for Gail Moes as she waited for her daughter and granddaughter to arrive from France at Bush airport Friday. After the events of this week in Nice, she's glad to know they'll be with her, at least for awhile. It's always difficult hearing about attacks overseas.

"It's scary, especially when you don't know where they are," said Moes.

The terror attack in Nice has made those traveling from France exceptionally grateful for their safe journey.

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"Today when I was leaving it was very somber, it was different, the city was very different," said passenger, Veronica Georgandis.

Southwest Houston resident Gatane Pauwels, a woman of French descent, reflected on all the family she has in Europe.

"My favorite cousin is in Nice," she said, "I have a lot family from my mother's side in France, Paris, Nice and Cannes."

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She's saddened that the state of heightened alert in France, a country so precious to her, may become the new normal.

"I'm afraid that when I go to France there will be more military, which is what shocked me last time. The military everywhere -- you go to the Eiffel Tower and there's military there," said Pauwels.

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