Cook County

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2014

    Data Compares Houston Street Grid With Others From Around the Country (Update)

    For the non-GPS drivers among us, do ever marvel at the how the city's street follows a north-south axis? Of course not. But a data scientist from the Northwest put together a few comparisons of street grids using Census data and came up with this: The plots reveal some stark trends. Most of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2012

    DOJ Eyes Will Be On the Ground in Harris, Fort Bend counties on Election Day

    Voters in Harris and Fort Bend counties will get an extra treat on Election Day: Federal poll watchers. As a result of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 (now 47 years old!), the federal government attempts to make sure every registered voter regardless of race, color "or membership in a minority langua ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2010

    Five Musicians Who Can Help Mel Gibson Reform His Image

    ​Just in case you haven't heard the audio tapes of famed actor/ultra-religious headcase Mel Gibson unleashing slur-filled invective at his wife Oksana Grigorieva, you can listen to them here, but you've got to be warned, it is not even remotely safe for work unless you work in a Neo-Nazi biker ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2007

    Harris County Leads the Nation in Minority Growth. What You Got Now, Los Angeles?

    You don't need to be an anthropologist to walk around the streets of Houston and notice we have one of the richest and most culturally and racially diverse cities around. But in case you haven't been outside for the past ten years or don't believe that, indeed, white people here are getting old and ... More >>

  • News

    February 22, 2001

    Super Vision

    By keeping a constant eye on its mentally ill clients, an ACT team heads off all sorts of troubles

  • News

    February 22, 2001

    Hands On

    When the sickest of Harris County's mentally ill break down, an ACT team is there to pick up the pieces and put them back together again