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.
7 hours ago | Coronavirus
At his afternoon press conference Thursday, Mayor Turner reported two more deaths, bringing the total of people who have died from COVID-19 to six. All were older and had underlying health conditions according to the Houston Health Department. "Th...
16 hours ago | Coronavirus
At 9:45 p.m. Wednesday, Fort Bend County Judge KP George sent out a press release that yes, the judge was extending his "Stay at Home to Save Lives" directive through April 30. While other local governmental entities including the city of Houston ...
1 day ago | Stage
Yes, even in the midst of the coronavirus malaise, we have something to look forward to this summer and to act upon starting this Friday. Broadway Across America has announced that single tickets for Hamilton at the Hobby Center will go on sale Ap...
1 day ago | Coronavirus
Even though Texas Governor Greg Abbott cleared the way for churches in the state to meet in physical not virtual reality — a directive that goes against Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo's ban against large gatherings — Houston Mayor Sylvester Turn...
2 days ago | Coronavirus
As the City of Houston recorded its fourth COVIID-19 death, Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo and Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner announced they were each extending their stay at home orders through April 30, saying experts expect the cases may peak...
3 days ago | Coronavirus
On Monday, the Houston Health Department reported one new death and 23 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the city's total to 309. To date there have been three reported deaths in the city due to the coronavirus. "The deceased resident was a woman in he...