Twelve national civil rights groups signed a letter in May opposing the opt-out movement and suggesting the language of civil rights had been “appropriated” wrongly by the anti-test crowd. But the letter reflects a split among civil rights groups — in some cases, even different chapters of the same group.
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Houston, Texas’ quintessential car capital, has never been a bike-friendly city. But a growing number of Houstonians are starting to change that.
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.
In I’ve Been Out There: On the Road with Legends of Rock ‘n’ Roll, saxophone legend Grady Gaines tells the story of his musical journey that stretches back to the early R&B roots of rock ’n’ roll where he played behind music royalty and overcame Houston’s racial divide.
In another fight over local control this session, state Rep. Charlie Geren (R-Fort Worth), one of the more powerful lawmakers in the House, is pushing a bill that would erode the ability of cities and counties to collect civil penalties from polluters.
“Rematch,” Mel Chin’s overtly political career-retrospective exhibition, will dominate the Houston museum world for two months.
A Harris County attorney is waging a one-woman war against the way Texas uses hundreds of court fees it collects from people in the criminal justice system.
The literary charmers of Texas have always outnumbered sincere truth-seekers, making “Ghost Horse” a standout with raw verisimilitude.
Rarely is I-45 a stage for moral quandaries—at least until you exit, stop at the first intersection, and confront an ethical impasse at the underpass. There, at the red light, you face a panhandler.
Author and chef Jesse Griffiths is taking locally sourced eating to the next level by making hunting accessible to a younger generation.