I know what you mean, Houston is not the same town I grew up in either.
Even back in the 80s we left the car doors unlocked. Hell, when I was in first grade I walked to school by myself because it was safe. Comprised of mostly working class Irish & Italian-American... family-oriented Catholics. It was such a nice town... so much history and just an overall good place to live. This kind of thing NEVER happened.
It’s a whole different place now... filled with thugs who deal heroin and meth. Once they let in all the Section 8 sub-humans in the late 90s, everything started to go to s***.
Makes me so flippin mad because my mom still lives there...