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.
1 day ago | Stage
The 2017-18 theater season began underwater. Literally. In late August, 2017, Harvey roared through our Bayou City and lived up to its biblical plague prediction. The monster storm dumped more than 50 inches of rain on us, and the effects are stil...
2 days ago | Education
This just in from the Houston Independent School District: A new quote has been painted to adorn the hallway at Gregory Lincoln, attributed to Nobel Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai. Children at the school this year will be reading Malala’s book, “...
4 days ago | Education
Well the reaction to a photo making the rounds on Twitter Facebook this afternoon has been fast and furious. As school gets ready to start again, Gregory-Lincoln PK-5 School girls will be greeted with the message that as long as they behave, the b...
5 days ago | Education
Heavy equipment growled and screeched and construction workers hollered as they hustled about outside but there was no way they could be louder than the exaltations and exhuberations at the press conference/pep rally/prayer meeting that playe...
18 days ago | Breaking News
Joseph Pappas the 65-year-old suspect in the shooting death of Dr. Mark Hausknecht, a Houston cardiologist, shot himself and died this morning as Houston police closed in on him, Police Chief Art Acevedo said in a news conference today. According ...
20 days ago | Crime
Houston police have identified a suspect in the shooting death of Dr. Mark Hausknecht. In a press conference this afternoon Chief Art Acevedo said police work with help from the community led them to Joseph James Pappas, who remained at large...