Anna Ta is a reporting fellow covering local and regional news at the Houston Press in partnership with the Google News Initiative. Born and raised in Houston, she's always in search of the strongest and sweetest Vietnamese coffee humanly possible.
5 hours ago | Coronavirus
The very thing that made the holidays great before COVID is striking fear into the heart of the healthcare system – families gathering and being merry. There’s plenty of reason to suspect that the holidays will send cases skyrocketing. Two weeks a...
8 days ago | Season's Eating
As COVID cases continue to spike, Harris County’s health officials have been stressing the dangers of the impending holiday celebrations that would bring together families and their germs. One way to know whether Houstonians are following health g...
13 days ago | Internet
To the uninitiated, TikTok is a platform for teens to share 30 second dance routines and memes. To the addicted, well, it depends. Are you on DIY TikTok? Straight TikTok? Or maybe your algorithm has stumbled onto Kameron Whiteside’s videos and you...
17 days ago | Race Relations
A few years ago, Dr. Aziza Glass was getting the cold shoulder from her professors — most of them white — at veterinary school, avoiding eye contact with her almost all-white classmates, and feeling the pressure of being one of the only peopl...
22 days ago | Election
Whatever happens in the presidential race, Harris County’s Democrats needn’t have worried about voters paying attention to the down ballot spots. Even without straight-ticket voting, turnout for local down ballot races still exceeded 1.3 million, ...
Political Infighting Doesn't Spare Harris County’s Asian American Community Even as Its Voter Turnout Doubles24 days ago | Election
“I am Vietnamese-American and I support VP Joe Biden and Sen. Kamala Harris. I'm sticking my neck out by doing this and I fully expect my family to react badly to this.” That’s how Victor Nguyen began his Facebook post announcing his support for B...