HOUSTON - 2017, what a year you have been.
"It's definitely been a crazy year for Houston, that's for sure," said Houstonian Tiffany Miller.
But was it a year to remember or a year to forget?
"It's like a roller coaster ride. You got the high points and the way low points," said Houston transplant Bryce Lindsay.
The year 2017 started with glitz and glamour as the eyes of the world focused in on H-Town as the city that hosted Super Bowl 51.
The game didn't disappoint. It was an instant classic that helped show everyone else what Houstonians already knew: Houston is a world-class city.
Nine short months later, Houston would face its toughest challenge yet.
Hurricane Harvey pummeled Texas and then sat on Houston, dumping billions of gallons of rain on us and our neighborhoods, devastating entire communities.
"Nothing can bring us down because we're Houston strong," said Rachel Hernandez.
But then in the depths of Houston's despair, the Astros brought that simple motto to life. For the first time, we were World Series champions, and a city rejoiced.
Houston wasn't done yet. Mother Nature had another surprise in store.
For the first time since 2009, snow dusted our area.
"The snow was icing on the cake to everything we've been through," Miller said.
The city awoke to a winter wonderland Friday morning.
"We don't get snow that often or at all, so for us to get snow - it was wonderful for us and emotional for us as well," Hernandez said.
One photo etched in the snow reminds us of where we've been and how far we've come Houston. And get this, there are still 23 days left in a year that's taken us all on a ride to remember.
"I mean, what else could happen?" said Laz Peraza.
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