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.
5 days ago | Breaking News
On the same day the two parties were due back in court, the plaintiffs in the Turkey Leg Hut restaurant case announced they are suspending their lawsuit and giving the owners of the Third Ward facility one last chance to clean up their act. Plaint...
10 days ago | Dance
For 50 years Houston Ballet's dancers have leaped, lifted and toed their way through one program after another. Sometimes they've even had to pack their bags — not to head to a foreign country to perform but just across town when a hurricane wiped...
12 days ago | Opera
Amahl is a young disabled boy who lives with his mother, a widow, and can only walk with the help of a crutch. The pair live in desperate poverty near Bethlehem and his mother is worried about Amahl's future. She wants him to grow up to be somethi...
16 days ago | Opera
When it premiered in 2010, Cruzar la Cara de la Luna (To Cross the Face of the Moon) became the first mariachi opera in the world, telling the story of immigrants in the families and things they have left behind as well as the new life they build ...
17 days ago | Environment
Turkey Leg Hut restaurant got its sentence reduced Tuesday when a judge decided to let it smoke on through the Thanksgiving holiday at its usual night time hours instead of the reduced schedule originally imposed on it by a temporary restraining o...
18 days ago | Environment
The true reason that neighbors filed suit against Turkey Leg Hut restaurant was not noise or smoke "but rather the desire to eliminate a popular and busy restaurant from Plaintiffs' neighborhood," according to a defense motion filed Monday in the ...