It is a sad state of affairs for a teenager to live in an environment without hope or even dreams. Take that and mix it with a deeper level of hopelessness when someone close is taken away forever.
Quenten White, 17 years old, was born and raised in Cuero. When he was about to enter seventh grade he moved to Houston.
White said, “While I was in fifth ward (a community known as “Bloody Nickel” for it’s high crime, poverty, and gang warfare) I had no morals. I had no values. I had no dreams. No one graduates there at Kashmere High School. Nothing but drop outs.”
White had the opportunity to return to Cuero during his tenth grade year.
“I came down here to be with Momma (Autumn White) and my step daddy. My step daddy passed away. I was going through some things, lashing out at people. I was real angry.”
Read more in this week's edition of Yorktown News-View and The Cuero Record.