Schaefer Edwards is a staff writer at the Houston Press who covers local and regional news. A lifelong Texan and adopted Houstonian, he loves NBA basketball and devouring Tex-Mex while his cat watches in envy.
4 hours ago | Crime
Houston native Vanessa Guillén’s public memorial service is underway today at Cesar Chavez High School, Guillén’s alma mater. Guillén’s family and friends were joined by their fellow Houstonians to mourn the loss of the 20-year-old Army soldier, w...
1 day ago | Coronavirus
Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner came out Thursday to the Gulf Freeway overpass at Bellfort Street in southeast Houston to support the city’s efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19 among local homeless camps. After a brief press conference alongs...
2 days ago | Coronavirus
Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo revealed on Wednesday a new set of recommendations for when she and county public health officials believe area schools could safely reopen for in-person instruction, based on multiple COVID-19 metrics. During an a...
3 days ago | Working
Claudia Urbiales worked in food service at George Bush Intercontinental Airport for just over five years before she lost her job in March thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. A single mother to three children living in Houston’s Northside district, Ur...
4 days ago | Race Relations
Cindy Reeves grins from ear to ear as she strikes a proud pose in front of the hazy purple backdrop. She is decked out in her drill team best: bright white boots and gloves, a cute white and purple blouse and a pleated white skirt. It isn’t just t...
5 days ago | Health
Houston Methodist patients recently received an alarming message on their online MyChart inboxes. As of August 1, the healthcare provider told people they were “overdue” for their annual flu shot. Understandably unnerved by the message’s phrasing ...