Should Montrose Be Home To A Statue Memorializing Bill Hicks?
Montrose’s Free Press founder Omar Afra has been on a mission to erect a statue for Bill Hicks — a Houstonian comedian known for his social criticism that passed away in 1994 — and it’s finally nearing completion. Afra tells The Texican, a Chronicle blog, that production of the statue’s cast is in the “final stages” in Utah and could be finished by the middle of next year.
While the statue may be in its final stages, its final home has yet to be determined. Afra welcomes the idea of displaying it in a public place, and working with the city to make that happen, but he wants to make sure it will be located “somewhere it would be appreciated.”
The Texican conjectures that “there seems to be only one place in Houston for Hicks in bronze form: Montrose.” Adding that though the dynamics within the neighborhood are changing, it would be a “welcome addition.”
Where do you think the statue should go?