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
If you’re thinking about using U.S. 290 to get into town this weekend, maybe think again. The Texas Department of Transportation is wrapping up a major part of its project along U.S. 290, which will soon allow drivers to access the freeway directl...
18 days ago | Breaking News
Chauna Thompson, the Harris County sheriff’s deputy who was fired for her alleged role in the choking death of John Hernandez, is now appealing her firing. Thompson’s lawyer, Gregory Cagle, argued in an appeal filed Friday that Thompson's firing w...
19 days ago | Current Events
A bipartisan group of legislators are pushing for big ethics reforms during this special session — but Governor Greg Abbott, who is using a special session loophole to raise campaign cash — is resisting the effort. A loophole allows Texas lawmaker...
25 days ago | Political Animals
Texas Representative Al Green has introduced a bill to prevent presidents from pardoning themselves. The bill, which doesn’t yet have a name, aims to amend the Constitution to say that “the President shall have no power to grant to himself a repri...
27 days ago | Bayou City
A groundbreaking new lawsuit aims to force the feds to change their rules on cannabis. A group of marijuana activists and patients sued the Drug Enforcement Agency and the Department of Justice on Tuesday, alleging that the federal government viol...
29 days ago | Bayou City
Chauna Thompson, the sheriff’s deputy accused of killing a Houston man in May, has been fired, according to news release sent out by the Harris County Sheriff’s Office. "We will learn from the tragic death of John Hernandez," Sheriff Ed Gonzalez s...