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Deer Semen Is Totally Funding Texas Political Campaigns

Big money from an unlikely source.

03/06/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Politicking

Races to Watch in Tuesday's Primaries

Election Day is upon us.

03/05/2018 By Dianna Wray

Politcking

Republican State Rep. Sarah Davis Rolls Into Primary Week

Attacked by her own party and up against an anti-vaxxer, the primaries will be the moment of truth for Davis.

03/05/2018 By Josh Watkins

Ice House

What Will Happen to Houston's Salvadoran Immigrants?

Thousands of Salvadorans face losing their immigration status and going back home. But what happens when home is Houston?

02/28/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Politicking

There's a Surge of LGBTQ Candidates Running in the 2018 Primaries

16 LGBTQ Houstonians will be on the ballot on March 6.

02/21/2018 By Josh Watkins and Dianna Wray

Exasperating but True

Johnson Space Center Scientist Sentenced to Seven Years in Turkish Prison

NASA scientist Serkan Golge has been in a Turkish jail for more than a year on accusations he was involved in a failed coup in July 2016.

02/09/2018 By Dianna Wray

Politicking

Beto O'Rourke Is Doing Well, But Don't Count Ted Cruz Out

Can a Texas Democrat unseat one of the state's most gifted GOP politicians? Probably not.

01/30/2018 By Dianna Wray

Politicking

What a Federal Government Shutdown Will Mean for Houston

If the government doesn't reach a deal, there will be (expensive) fallout.

01/18/2018 By Dianna Wray

Politics

Beto O'Rourke Stops by Houston for 'Beers with Beto'

The El Paso native hopes to unseat Sen. Ted Cruz in November.

01/09/2018 Photography by Marco Torres

Ice House

Why Did Trump Sign the Wall at NRG Center?

And is his signature still there?

12/29/2017 By Morgan Kinney

Politics

Could Democrat Steve Kirkland Make the Texas Supreme Court?

Timing and a Democratic midterm surge could improve Kirkland's odds.

12/22/2017 By Dianna Wray

Ted Talk

Net Neutrality, Explained for Ted Cruz

After the senator got in a Twitter fight with Luke Skywalker, we're here to set things straight.

12/19/2017 By Morgan Kinney

So Photogenic

Rick Perry, the Gift That Keeps on Giving

The Energy Secretary gave us glorious photos on a trip to Saudi Arabia.

12/07/2017 By Dianna Wray

Dodge Ball

U.S. Supreme Court Won't Hear Houston Case on Gay Marriage Benefits

Both sides of the fight are claiming the non-decision as a victory of sorts.

12/05/2017 By Dianna Wray

Ice House

Russia Also Tried Meddling In... the Texas Secession Movement?

We get the story behind a Russia-created Facebook page called "Heart of Texas."

12/04/2017 By Roxanna Asgarian

News

How a Pearland Mom Changed Her Life to Save Her Transgender Child

"I’m a mom of a little girl that I would like to see live. Please understand, I’m not fighting about bathrooms. I’m fighting about her life."

12/01/2017 By Roxanna Asgarian

News

Portrait of a Young DREAMer

An Obama past gives way to a Trump future, and a Houstonian considers his options.

10/30/2017 By Arman Badrei, Kara Fields, and Spencer Vogel

It's Right There in the Name

Mayor Turner Asks the State to Tap Rainy Day Fund, Abbott Says No

Abbott will call a special session for his pet social issues, but won't convene the legislature on Harvey relief until 2019.

09/27/2017 By Roxanna Asgarian

And the winner is...

Miss Texas Is Not a Fan of White Supremacists, Donald Trump

The Lamar High School grad took the president to task during last night's Miss America pageant.

09/11/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Immigration

Conroe Residents Protest Expansion of Immigration Detention Facility

The privately run facility will add 1,000 beds next door to the existing Joe Corley Detention Center, and some residents—including the mayor—aren't happy.

07/25/2017 By Roxanna Asgarian