Margaret Downing is the editor-in-chief who oversees the Houston Press newsroom and its online publication. She frequently writes on a wide range of subjects.
4 days ago | Stage
If somehow living in Houston you've missed your chance to see Les Miserables, Miss Saigon, The Phantom of the Opera, Rent or (incredibly) The Book of Mormon, then you are going to love Broadway at the Hobby's upcoming season. Because they're all c...
5 days ago | Stage
Between 1904 and 1907 an African genocide occurred that saw some 24,000 to 100,000 Herero and Nama tribal people killed in what was then the former German colony called South-West Africa which later became modern day Nambia, Most people don't know...
9 days ago | Education
Put on the spot at last night's school board meeting and asked to rate how Houston ISD continues to handle its special education students and programs on a scale of 1 (poor) to 5 (we presume super duper), an independent auditor basing her comment ...
9 days ago | Stage
Comedian, musician and actor Steve Martin got together with singer songwriter Edie Brickell to create Bright Star, now on a national tour and making its way to Houston in a courtesy of Theatre Under the Stars. The result is a musical filled ...
11 days ago | Education
Did you ever have that one true love in high school? The one that you thought you'd be with forever? The one you were so in sync with until he called you up one day and said it was over and all you could do was stare at that cold...
13 days ago | Education
Richard, we hardly knew ya. Richard Carranza who has only been superintendent of the Houston Independent School District since August 2016, is leaving Houston and heading for New York City to be the chancellor of the public schools there. He leave...