Refujia Roman-Chavez could be a U.S. citizen, but she can't prove it without the cooperation of the West Texas border agents who’ve repeatedly told her to return to Mexico.
Much as undocumented parents have struggled with a sometimes hostile Texas bureaucracy that hinders easy access to their American-born kids’ birth certificate...Read More
For almost 20 years, the clinic has provided contraception, STD testing and Pap smears from a building in Brownwood’s public housing projects, an unusual sett...Read More
Houston ISD would be the first in Texas, at least among the largest districts, to pass a clear policy about opt-outs. The move wouldn’t be an endorsement of t...Read More
Smith’s goal? To ferret out out how — not whether — politically motivated government scientists are using what Smith believes are “skewed” numbers. Sc...Read More
For more than a year, a coalition of independent abortion providers has been challenging the constitutionality of House Bill 2, Texas' omnibus abortion law pass...Read More
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
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
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