Tag Archives: Houston
Sotelo’s incisive and descriptive poems take readers across Texas to interracial weddings, modern cities, dinner parties and mother-daughter conversations.
Larry McMurtry once concluded that nearly all of Texas literature was minor and sentimentalist. Writers like J. Frank Dobie and Walter Prescott Webb mourned a...Read More
“If we don’t do something quickly, the blood of our children will be on our hands,” said Republican Representative Jason Villalba.
A measles outbreak in Ellis County last month. A surge in mumps cases in 2017 that led to the highest annual total in Texas in 23 years. Skyrocketing vaccine ex...Read More
Will a state rep with industry ties go to bat for energy titans or everyday Texans?
Meet the Oil-Friendly Federal Panel that Could Give Drillers a Sweetheart Deal Will a state rep with industry ties go to bat for energy titans or everyday Texan...Read More
Kyle Shelton’s even-handed new history never lets the reader forget that one person’s infrastructure disappointment is another person’s happiness.
Jensen Drive, on the east side of downtown Houston, is an unlikely spot to begin a narrative. This bleak stretch of pavement crosses over a sunken Interstate 10...Read More
The case to end cash bail puts Harris County judges and magistrates under a microscope.
The young woman muttered “yeah” when asked if she wanted a court-appointed lawyer. That wasn’t good enough for Harris County magistrate Eric Hagstette, wh...Read More
The AFL-CIO has accused two attorneys of “undermining the rights” of immigrant janitorial workers after their law firm beat a union group at trial.
Two Houston attorneys vying for state and federal office in the Democratic primary have run afoul of the labor movement. The Texas AFL-CIO has accused the two c...Read More
Housing advocates say many Houstonians are stuck in unsafe homes and aren't receiving disaster relief from FEMA.
Dorothy Jones stands in her near-empty apartment in Houston and worries that her kids won’t understand why there’s no Christmas tree this year. It’s late ...Read More
After Harvey, a small refugee community in Brazoria County needed help. Neo-Confederates and radical anti-government groups showed up.
After Harvey, a small refugee community in Brazoria County needed help. Neo-Confederates and radical anti-government groups showed up. – by Michael Hardy ...Read More