Houston, Texas’ quintessential car capital, has never been a bike-friendly city. But a growing number of Houstonians are starting to change that.
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In response to questions about anti-gay votes a decade ago, Rep. Sylvester Turner (D-Houston) said he’s evolved on LGBT issues and now supports full equality.
It isn’t hard to understand why the rest of the country has gotten the impression that Texas is an absolute living gay hell.
This week’s nutball roundup includes sermon subpoenas, Ebola hysteria, and Jim Hogan asking the big questions, which involve watermelon.
Foes of Houston’s new equal rights ordinance are crying foul after Mayor Annise Parker announced that thousands of petition pages were disqualified.
After the passage of a new anti-discrimination ordinance, Robert Zaretsky finds signs of anxiety and tolerance in Houston’s freeway landscape.
Today, the Houston City Council voted 15-2 to join every other major Texas city except one (hello, Fort Worth) in regulating payday loan companies.
In 2001, Houston voters approved an amendment to the city charter forbidding benefits for anyone but “legal spouses” of city employees. Is a gay couple legally married in a state that recognizes their union a legal spouse in Houston? Mayor Parker and the city attorney say yes. The Harris County Republicans say they’re “[thumbing] their nose at the will of the people.”
Mayor Annise Parker took a step toward making Houston the fifth major Texas city to pass restrictions on payday loans.
Same-sex partners of city employees who were married in other states will now receive spousal benefits, and staff at that Harris County Jail will take a more nuanced approach to LGBTQI inmates.