Margaret Downing is the editor-in-chief who oversees the Houston Press newsroom and its online publication. She frequently writes on a wide range of subjects.
2 days ago | Courts
Following the terrorist attacks of 9/11, the Houston Police Department like many around the country, took several steps away from community education and awareness and toward a much more aggressive policing that placed a premium on enforcement and...
3 days ago | Special Events
The Texas Renaissance Festival is looking for actors, holding auditions over the next two (maybe three) weekends to ensure that if everything goes as planned, they'll be opening their doors in October as in years past. Of course, somewhat appropri...
4 days ago | Education
Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath Tuesday opened the door wide for on-campus school instruction in Texas in continuing summer school classes now and in the fall — never mind the upward spiral in number of coronavirus cases across the state....
9 days ago | Coronavirus
An unmasked Gov. Abbott announced today that he was ordering everyone in Texas living in counties with 20 or more confirmed cases of COVID-19 to wear a mask or other face covering while out in public. Trying to make the case that he was not revers...
10 days ago | Books
The Last Trial By Scott Turow Grand Central Publishing 449 pages $29.00 The prologue begins with a woman screaming. The lead counsel has collapsed at the defense table. The defendant, a celebrated physician, yells that the elderly attorney has no ...
10 days ago | Stage
Broadway at the Hobby has just announced two of its shows planned for this fall will instead be delayed until 2021, citing the difficulty of negotiating "the challenges of scheduling touring Broadway shows during this unprecedented time." My Fair ...