Stephen Paulsen is a journalist and native Houstonian. He writes about crime, food, drugs, urban planning and extremists of all kinds. He covers local news for Houston Press and cannabis policy for Leafly.
18 days ago | Bayou City
Charities along the Texas Gulf Coast have received millions of dollars to help victims of Hurricane Harvey — but where does it all go? And how can victims connect with the help the desperately need? As of now, it is unclear how all that money will...
19 days ago | Traffic
The Houston area might be returning to normal, but its roads haven't yet. If you're driving around on Tuesday— and maybe you shouldn’t be — keep these closures and slow downs in mind. A few major Houston freeways remain shut down completely due to...
19 days ago | Bayou City
Andrea Wimberly started getting seizures during puberty. For years, doctors tried a medley of pharmaceuticals to treat her epilepsy. They gave her Tegretol and Vimpat and Dilantin and Lamictal and Depakote. Some of the drugs made her seizures wors...
24 days ago | Traffic
As hot, sunny weather returned to Houston on Thursday, portions of the city’s west side remained virtually shut down. Though tropical rains no longer pelt the city, officials have struggled to maintain control over the Barker and Addicks reservoir...
25 days ago | Bayou City
For thousands of Houstonians caught in the path of Tropical Storm Harvey’s destruction, life just got a little brighter — literally. CenterPoint Energy has restored power to more than 96 percent of its 2.4 million customers in the Houston area, ac...
26 days ago | Bayou City
You’re safe at home, but you don’t have a boat. What can you do to help people hurt by Tropical Storm Harvey? As Harvey pummels Texas for the fifth straight day, many people across Houston — and across the United States — are asking themselves tha...