Daily update: Jan. 18
It's MLK Day, a federal holiday, and both Clear Creek and Friendswood schools are closed. But if you want to celebrate with a parade or speeches, you'll need to head into Houston. See MLK events at chron.com.
Staying close to home? Click on the video above to see Christian Burgs' winning speech at the 14th Annual Gardere MLK Jr. Oratory Competition in Houston. The Garden Villas Elementary elementary student's theme: "What will I be able to achieve in my life because of what Dr. King achieved in his?"
Click here to here to see speeches from the runners-up.
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