Tag Archives: Houston
Under Trump, advocates say agents increasingly show up at government-run youth shelters to detain 18-year-old immigrants who used to go free.
Around 4 a.m. on August 22, the immigration agents came for Ana. It was her 18th birthday. For the past seven months, she had been living in a shelter for immig...Read More
Blackburn says an “insidious” and “intellectually bankrupt” system favoring developers has worsened flooding in Houston.
For more than three decades, environmental attorney Jim Blackburn has been sounding the alarm about how rampant development is worsening the effects of hurrican...Read More
About 40 petrochemical companies released more than 5.5 million pounds of hazardous chemicals as a result of the hurricane.
Huge releases of hazardous air pollutants during Hurricane Harvey could’ve been prevented if companies had simply shut down their plants ahead of time or used...Read More
Houston was built on a stubborn defiance of nature. As the city recovers from Hurricane Harvey, that same attitude will be on display — for better or worse.
Houston was built on a stubborn defiance of nature. As the city recovers from Hurricane Harvey, that same attitude will be on display — for better or worse....Read More
Texas lets companies keep chemical inventories secret, even when their plants become dangerous enough to evacuate the surrounding neighborhood.
Texas allows petrochemical plants to keep chemical inventories secret, even when those plants have become dangerous enough to evacuate the surrounding neighborh...Read More
Houston’s aging flood reservoirs have seen two 100-year floods in as many years.
For the better part of a century, the Addicks and Barker dams have held back water that would have otherwise surged through Buffalo Bayou, the flood-prone water...Read More
“There’s no reason that Houston, the fourth largest city in the country, a city with a black mayor, should have Confederate statues on display in 2017.”
Several hundred protesters (and a couple dozen counter-protesters) are attending the "Destroy the Confederacy!" protest in Sam Houston Park in Houston...Read More
Texas is home to 178 public memorials to the Confederacy, second only to Virginia.
After a white supremacist allegedly drove a car into a crowd of protesters in Charlottesville last Saturday, killing activist Heather Heyer, calls for the remov...Read More