Ice House

At Pop Shop America, Crafting and Politics Make for a Potent Mix

Beyond the ubiquitous "pink pussy hats," craftivism is inspiring activists to get creative.

04/14/2017 By Emily Juhasz

Women in Politics

Hillary Clinton Visits Houston in Support of Annie's List

Clinton condemned Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s chemical gas attacks on Syria.

04/10/2017 By Rafa Farihah

Ice House

How Much Will the Border Wall Actually Cost?

We break down Trump's U.S.-Mexico border wall plan, in terms of both dollars and sense.

03/21/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Women Making History

From Mentee to Mentor, Annise Parker Shares Lessons on Female Leadership

In honor of Women’s History Month, the former mayor of Houston shares the mentorship experiences that shaped her career.

03/13/2017 By Jeanne Lyons Davis

To the Rescue

Save the Data: Houstonians Join a National Effort to Archive Federal Data Sets

A one-day event highlights a new form of community action that you can join at home.

03/10/2017 By Amber Tong

History

Remembering the Night Dan Rather 'Sassed' President Richard Nixon

Jones Hall witnessed one of the great press vs. president sparring matches in 1974.

02/21/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

For ACLU & Me

Eat, Drink and Give Money at Dining for Democracy

Local restaurants and bars are joining an effort to raise funds for the ACLU in Texas.

02/20/2017 By Amber Tong

Politics

In Photos: The Day Without Immigrants Rally in the East End

The peaceful protest in Guadalupe Plaza drew hundreds of supporters.

02/16/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt Photography by Michael Paulsen

Politics

Wendy Davis Encourages Supporters of Women's Rights to 'Stand Up, Fight Back'

The former Texas Senator spoke in front of the largest Planned Parenthood audience ever on Valentine's Day.

02/14/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

IAH

Pro Bono: Meet the Attorneys Helping Houstonians Navigate the Travel Ban

Lawyers crowded into Bush Intercontinental Airport offering free legal assistance to travelers caught flat-footed by President Trumps’s executive order.

02/09/2017 By Adam Doster Photography by Stuart Mullenburg

Equality

For Transgender Texans, Every Day Is a Battle

A new report from the National Center for Transgender Equality identifies Texas-specific issues with healthcare, education, housing, identity documents, homelessness and more.

02/06/2017 By Amber Tong

Fight the Power

During Super Bowl Weekend, Peaceful Protests Continue

Trump opponents in Houston are organizing before the Big Game.

02/05/2017 By Adam Doster

Essay

I Am a Refugee

In the streets of downtown Houston this weekend, as we chose humanity over fear, I felt at home.

01/30/2017 By Judy Le

Politics

In Photos: Houston Protestors Turn Out Against President Trump's Travel Ban

Thousands of Houstonians gathered at Bush Intercontinental Airport and Discovery Green over the weekend to make their voices heard.

01/30/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Politics

Mayor Sylvester Turner Issues Statement on Immigration

"HPD is not the Immigration and Naturalization Service."

01/26/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Politics

Updated: Ted Cruz Refused to Meet with Constituents, Barred Access to Offices

Texans were told to make an appointment by calling the office, though neither Houston nor Austin phone lines were in service for days.

01/26/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Ice House

What Does the Future Hold for Houston's Pension Plans?

We break down the issues impacting our city’s public-employee retirement system.

01/23/2017 By Adam Doster

Politics

“Model” Protesters Took to the Streets for Houston Women’s March

The crowd of over 22,000 was described as the largest ever to demonstrate in front of City Hall.

01/23/2017 By Marialuisa Rincon

Ice House

A Conversation with Propane Jane, Politics Junkie

A Houston doctor makes some noise on Twitter.

12/29/2016 By Roxanna Asgarian