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.
Witnesses at Congressional GLO Inquiry Say That George P. Bush is Trying to Start a Fight Between Houston and Harris County2 days ago | Politicians
For almost two hours Friday morning, Democratic Houston Area members of Congress spoke about and listened to complaints about the City of Houston and Harris County being left entirely out of any of the FEMA flood mitigation funds allotted by Repub...
3 days ago | Stage
With two new company members and a lineup of new shows to be performed on both the upstairs and downstairs stages — including a very different take on A Christmas Carol — the Alley Theatre has announced itself ready to resume its in-person perform...
4 days ago | Stage
In announcing a season with two regional premieres, the theatrical equivalent of comfort food and some biting comedy, Main Street Theater's Artistic Director Rebecca Greene Udden says the common theme is that "all of these plays raise questions th...
6 days ago | Stage
What better way to celebrate a new season of live, in-person performances than to present a collection of Houston premieres as well as to bring back a Pulitzer Prize-winning show that got on stage here for a minute before COVID-19 shut it down? 4t...
21 days ago | Opera
The spectacle and "a little bit of mystery," were what first drew Raven McMillion to opera — or as she describes her initial reaction: "How are these people making these sounds which are almost otherworldly?" Now a Houston Grand Opera Studio Artis...
23 days ago | Environment
"The deck was stacked against us from the get-go." That was Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo's assessment at a Friday press conference in which she protested the criteria used to determine what counties and cities would get what share of the feder...