Articles tagged: Houston
Two native Texans teamed up to produce a just-released podcast that tells the story of an innovative group of Houston homicide detectives.
In 1977, a handsome young veteran named Jose Campos Torres was arrested at a Houston cantina after getting into a fight. Police hauled him, still drunk and angr...Read More
The Third Ward has a long history of displacement. Community members want a seat at the table.
At churches across Houston’s Third Ward, Vacation Bible School is a ritual of summer. Between lessons, music often peals out of the windows as children gather...Read More
Musician Toshi Reagon created an image on display in Houston calling for civic engagement through art.
Toshi Reagon doesn’t stop. The Brooklyn-based musician hosts music festivals, collaborates with dance companies, writes operas—her last project was an opera...Read More
Eliminating the thousands of injuries and deaths that happen on Houston’s streets will require a reckoning that the car-heavy city does not appear ready to make.
Marjorie Corcoran, a professor, was biking to work. Sudipta Roy, studying to be a nurse, had ridden to campus to see her husband. Both were struck and killed, i...Read More
An excerpt from David Biespiel’s memoir A Place of Exodus.
In his new book, A Place of Exodus: Home, Memory, and Texas, David Biespiel remembers growing up in Meyerland, Houston’s historically Jewish neighborhood; lea...Read More
Texas’ artistic innovation is nothing new and continues to be center stage through artists like Beyoncé during yet another period of Black rediscovery.
Beyoncé’s second visual album, Lemonade, is characterized by foreboding visions of weeping willows, dark bayous, and images of Black women decorated in anteb...Read More
Weird news from far-flung Texas.
LUBBOCK // A wild horse led police on an hourslong chase through North Lubbock on July 11. The mare was adopted as part of a longstanding federal initiative to ...Read More
Two new books about the Bayou City—one about its people, one about its places—explore how the fourth largest city in the U.S. became itself.
Our cities sometimes appear inevitable. Once something is built, it’s difficult to remember what the landscape was like before—before a highway cut through ...Read More
Residents in this historically Black community are especially vulnerable to COVID-19 and woefully unprepared to recover from the next hurricane.
Joetta Stevenson is no stranger to disaster. When Hurricane Harvey pummeled southeast Texas with more than 50 inches of rain in 2017, she watched the flood wate...Read More