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Wed Oct 31, 2018, 10:51 AM

Giant Mural of Beto O'Rourke as 'Superman' Pops Up in Houston

A giant mural featuring Democratic candidate for Senate Beto O’Rourke as a superhero-inspired figure has popped up in the Second Ward.

“We decided to do Beto in kind of a Superman garb,” Melissa Eason, one of the artists behind the mural, said. “He is holding his hands on his jacket and opening up his shirt to reveal the state of Texas with the Houston star on it.”

Congressman O’Rourke is running against GOP incumbent Senator Ted Cruz in a race that has gained national attention. The mural was completed as the first week of early voting comes to an end. Harris County saw high early voter turnout with a total of 309,115 people having cast their ballots as of Thursday, according to the Harris County Clerk.

The mural is located in the Second Ward on Harrisburg and Sampson. Eason teamed up with local muralist, Anat Ronen, to create the design, which took about three days to paint.

Read more: https://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/articles/arts-culture/politics-arts-culture/2018/10/26/309609/giant-mural-of-beto-orourke-as-superman-pops-up-in-houston/

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Reply Giant Mural of Beto O'Rourke as 'Superman' Pops Up in Houston (Original post)
TexasTowelie Oct 2018 OP
sheshe2 Oct 2018 #1
TXN in WA Oct 2018 #2
MontanaMama Oct 2018 #3
Silver1 Oct 2018 #4
Lonestarblue Oct 2018 #5
sandensea Oct 2018 #6
ZeroSomeBrains Oct 2018 #7
Catherine Vincent Oct 2018 #8
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pdsimdars Oct 2018 #10

Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Oct 31, 2018, 10:59 AM

1. K&R!

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Oct 31, 2018, 11:39 AM

2. This is in my neighborhood

And yes, usually there are people out there taking pictures. It was nice to see a constable parked there over the weekend, keeping an eye open for any vandalism. This mural is super well done!

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Oct 31, 2018, 11:40 AM

3. Kick!

Go Beto!!!!!

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Oct 31, 2018, 11:58 AM

4. Go artists!

Very nice ...

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Oct 31, 2018, 12:20 PM

5. So cool! Thanks for sharing.

Beto did a great job with the Chris Matthews interview last night at the University of Houston. I’m really hoping those enthusiastic students get out and vote for hum.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Oct 31, 2018, 12:21 PM

6. Well, hey. Republicans can always give Rafael the Superman treatment too.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Oct 31, 2018, 12:26 PM

7. Love it

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Oct 31, 2018, 12:38 PM

8. Love it!

But I have a feeling with all the machines switching votes, he may not win. I already voted btw.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Oct 31, 2018, 12:45 PM

9. K&R

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Oct 31, 2018, 12:51 PM

10. Brings tears to my eyes and a knot in my throat . . . the good people are so beautiful and good . .

 

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