Meagan Flynn is a staff writer at the Houston Press who, despite covering criminal justice and other political squabbles in Harris County, drinks only one small cup of coffee per day.
14 hours ago | Immigration
Following through on a campaign promise, Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez has severed a controversial partnership with federal immigration officials that facilitated deportations, the sheriff's office announced Wednesday. Costing taxpayers roughl...
15 hours ago | Courts
Texas will not be allowed to kick Planned Parenthood out of Medicaid, a federal judge has ruled. U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks enjoined the state from defunding Planned Parenthood Tuesday evening, saying the state had not presented "even a s...
17 hours ago | Courts
While some florists and bakers have refused to serve gay couples in the name of "religious freedom," an administrative social security judge in Houston is taking that argument to a whole new level. Judge Gary Suttles has refused to watch a 17-minu...
18 hours ago | Political Animals
Scores of Texans gathered outside Senator Ted Cruz's Houston headquarters Tuesday in what they called a "Town Hall Without Ted Cruz." The constituents had spent months trying to reach Cruz to voice concerns about issues including health care, the ...
2 days ago | Social Distortion
A Houston Jewish community center became the latest target of slew of coordinated bomb threats across the country, which have come in waves on a regular basis since January. Around 10 a.m. Monday, the Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center rece...
2 days ago | Courts
Housing advocates in Dallas have sued the state over a law that allows landlords to refuse to rent to welfare recipients, a law that the advocates from the Inclusive Communities Project say amounts to racial discrimination. Filed last week against...