The Yes Men take on companies using their own tools.
The Yes Men's cheerful quest for social justice.
Photo by Paul KnightHarris County is seeing the result of failed government efforts to fix the housing crisis by issuing 90-day moratoriums on foreclosures.July was the worst month for foreclosures in the county since the savings and loan debacle, just 73 properties short of the record month -- Octo ... More >>
An already strained system struggles to accommodate a new breed of homeless.
Spurred on by a fellow student's death, Oliver Brown, William Hudson and Justin Jordan ran a gauntlet on their way to bring down a president
Exploring the rights and wrongs of independent life for the mentally ill
Living with lead paint? The city will tell you...eventually
Remember when we praised City Hall? Forget it.
Tropical Storm Allison destroyed houses that never quite got fixed, thanks to bureaucratic bungling and cheaters
Don't ask how, but the city made a good move
Inspectors are fined after the Press uncovers faulty reports on low-income housing
A naked woman's traffic death rekindles concerns about Shed
HUD hammers the city for botched house repairs for seniors and the disabled
Downtown redevelopment and economic doldrums are taking Houstonís homeless into even harder times
Opening of the Historic Oaks of Allen Parkway
The strange, savage and sweet life of Mickey Dunlap
Brentwood's protests have given way to a calmer acceptance of AIDS patients living there
Fourth Ward residents are left with a harsh reality
About to be booted from the Fourth Ward, poor people are being told they are too poor to qualify for public housing in Houston
For a local filmmaker, the struggle continues
HUD auditors find conflicts and abuses in Houston's affordable-homes program
A Heights mother tries to get the lead out
Come 2023, Rice Hotel redevelopers can own their federally assisted project for a cool $1,000
Secrecy and lack of oversight plague housing programs
The city's mortgage-assistance program has placed Hispanic homebuyers in a potentially dangerous situation, right in their own homes
Real people are being evicted from the Fourth Ward. And real people are responsible for their plight.
Houston Renaissance still hasn't secured private financing to redevelop the Fourth Ward, and its time may be running out
In the Heights, a gate blocks Dian Street, separating the haves from the have-lesses, whites from Hispanics and once, an ambulance from an emergency. Three years after the city erected the "traffic calming" measure, how you feel about it still depends on
Some ex-patients credit the mind-body therapy of New Age healer JoAnne Mandel with saving their lives. Others say her compassion stopped at the bottom line.
A federal audit suggests the Lanier administration gave a sweetheart deal to one of the mayor's buddies -- then failed to ensure that taxpayers' money was properly spent.
Petrochemical plants and refineries are the lifeblood of Texas City's economy. But for Hester Joiner and her neighbors, all they've provided are foul odors, property damage and mysterious ailments.
To snare a federal grant, the city of Houston overstated the extent of lead poisoning among children in poor neighborhoods. But now that it's got the money, the city can't figure out how to help those who need it most
A nonprofit "charity" is pursuing millions in taxpayers' money to redevelop the Fourth Ward. The question for Houston Renaissance is, charity for whom?
The Palm Center was supposed to give small businesses a helping hand. But some businessowners say it's only given them grief.
APV is more than his home. It's his life. No wonder he can't let it go without one final struggle.
For years, the city has been promising housing for the poor. But those promises have been trampled by politics and a desire for quick profits.
One of Houston's most venerable communities is set for redevelopment. Before that happens, though, perhaps one question needs to be answered: Whose community?
Cisneros and Medlar conduct a seminar on realpolitik
City and Harris County hospital officials play let's make a deal
On location with Henry G., Henry C. and Mayorbob
A citizen at Allen Parkway Village