"Human trafficking is a crime that impacts communities around the world. Unfortunately, in the U.S., our state ranks second in number of calls to the human trafficking hotline, next to California, and most of the calls from Texas come from Houston," Mayor Annise Parker said today at a gathering of l ... More >>
HISD didn't just absorb North Forest out of the goodness of its heart. There's some real benefits in the acquisition to the mega district and its superintendent. Hopefully for the kids as well.
Last summer the doors to North Forest Independent School District closed for the last time. When they reopened again, the campuses and students once a part of the realm of the small, impoverished, minority-dominated school district in northeast Houston were under the control of Houston Independent ... More >>
You likely know a woman who's had an abortion. You may not realize it, and she may not have informed you -- or you may very well be the woman in question -- but with 1.45 percent of women aged 15-44 in Texas getting an abortion annually, the odds are that you've met, befriended, or loved a woman who ... More >>
People have been talking about it for years, but the idea came one step closer to reality this week when a bipartisan group of legislators filed bills to help create hike-and-bike paths along Houston's utility easements. Those easements -- the property surrounding, say, those large electricity towe ... More >>
Local Texas state rep Senfronia Thompson has introduced a bill that would allow liquor stores to open on Sunday, something they have not been able to do in my lifetime thanks to "blue" laws that prevent certain businesses from operating on Sunday. In fact, I remember when virtually all stores were f ... More >>
Humane SocietyWayne Pacelle likes the proposed bill, naturally.In advance of Humane Society of the United States President Wayne Pacelle's May 15 Houston book-signing stop, we thought we'd ask about Texas's so-called "Puppy Mill bill." Introduced by State Representative Senfronia Thompson (D- ... More >>
Plus: HISD May Say Good-bye to CEP
A preacher makes the news again
Stem cell restrictions could send Texas Medical Center researchers fleeing to California
She's here. She's queer. The neighbors are used to it.
This time, a plan to bring drug courts here has real teeth
Anti-affirmative-action crusader hits the road (at least for now)
Yani Keo flies under the radar of most Houstonians. But if you're a refugee or an Asian-American leader, you know how important she is.
In a '50s rerun, all-white grand juries return to Harris County