In 2007, Alejandra Rincon and her husband were on their way to a party and stopped to look at a home for sale. The house itself was not their dream place, but it had a great backyard, so they bought it.
The Rincons are Venezuelan natives who came to the U.S. for college and landed in Houston for work. Alejandra was a young mother and her husband, who works in the oil and gas industry, traveled a lot. She figured they’d be in Houston for a couple of years, then move on.