Deep in the Muslim Heart of Texas, a Farm Family Provides Halal Meat The New York TimesTOMBALL, Tex. ó Syed Raza and his wife, Jeanne Chilson-Raza, prefer not to use the word slaughterhouse. And Hira Halal Meat, their business in this small city an hourís drive north of Houston, looks more like a petting zoo than an abattoir. An artistically carved granite rock greets visitors at the entrance. Palm trees and potted plants dot a vast field where guests can mingle with miniature horses named Peaches and Sunshine, or play with Oso, a fluffy, golden Great Pyrenees and collie mix. Behind a tangle of shrubbery lies a small metal building with a discreet white door that leads to a r...





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