In mid-October, a federal judge issued a decision denying the parents' request that Texas be compelled to find a temporary means by which to issue the birth cer...Read More
An equal rights ordinance would have offered protections for all Houstonians, but many groups say they weren’t represented by Houston Unites’ strategic leadership.
HERO would have offered protections for all Houstonians, but those who live at the intersection of multiple points of marginalization simply weren’t reflected...Read More
Ending predatory lending is a 'big jigsaw with a lot of pieces,' but one model, developed in the Valley, may solve part of the puzzle.
Commercial payday loans can carry interest rates in excess of 400 percent and must be repaid within months or weeks, often causing financially troubled customer...Read More
Can alcohol factor in discussions about college sexual assault in a way that’s not distracting?
If we continually describe rape as a crime tied inextricably to drinking — rather than to a whole host of other social and cultural factors, not least the nar...Read More
One striker's daughter says staff retaliated against her mom by transferring her to solitary confinement in an all-male facility.
Cristina Parker, Grassroots Leadership’s immigration programs coordinator, said women have vowed to strike indefinitely, and some have taken to drinking sugar...Read More
Binational artist Luz Maria Sánchez grapples with killings that haunt her family and her country of birth.
In person and in her art, Sánchez’s style is observational and exact, almost without an expressive first-person stance, except for, perhaps, one of detached ...Read More
New report shows disparities in school discipline are more pronounced for kids in pre-kindergarten through fifth grade.
A vote by Houston ISD school board this month could make Texas’ largest school district the first with a ban on suspending young students. The proposal in Hou...Read More
In October, police say, a man raped a 12-year-old girl in a Houston public bathroom. Well, that’s not actually what police say. The detective, a man who is pa...Read More