Photographer Spike Johnson chronicles the lives of Houston’s homeless veterans in his series, “Friends in Low Places.”
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Foes of Houston’s new equal rights ordinance are crying foul after Mayor Annise Parker announced that thousands of petition pages were disqualified.
in Texas it is our cities that are left to seriously grapple with citizens’ most urgent needs.
Houston mayor Annise Parker will propose a civil rights ordinance that includes LGBT citizens and covers private businesses. Let the drama begin.
More than a quarter of the Texas women murdered by their partners die in Harris County. But Lloyd Oliver, who won the Democratic nomination for DA in 2012 and is running again, wants to shrink the division to pursue “serious” criminals.
As head of Texans Together, Fred Lewis helps poor and minority Texans gain a say in state government.
In Houston, poor residents are as invisible as ever.
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.