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.
Declare it loud, declare it proud
"The Constitution is our civic religion, our secular religion in a sense, that runs the country.”
Houston native Lisa L. Pittman is the state's first attorney specializing in medical marijuana law.
Sarah Rufca Nielsen
In a vote of 10 to 6, with one abstaining, the Houston City Council voted to challenge the state's new "anti-sanctuary cities" bill.
The state representative and Houston attorney is known for voting against the grain.
The Houston politician is the first member of Congress to formally request that Paul Ryan initiate impeachment proceedings.
Hope, change, and also disillusion.
Senator John Cornyn is firmly Team Trump, and students at the historically black university aren't pleased.
“Some are here as refugees, some are here as citizens, some are here without papers, but they’re all my people.”
Queso ... in everything.
Sarah Rufca Nielsen
Beyond the ubiquitous "pink pussy hats," craftivism is inspiring activists to get creative.
Women in Politics
Clinton condemned Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s chemical gas attacks on Syria.
We break down Trump's U.S.-Mexico border wall plan, in terms of both dollars and sense.
Women Making History
In honor of Women’s History Month, the former mayor of Houston shares the mentorship experiences that shaped her career.
Jeanne Lyons Davis
To the Rescue
A one-day event highlights a new form of community action that you can join at home.
Jones Hall witnessed one of the great press vs. president sparring matches in 1974.
For ACLU & Me
Local restaurants and bars are joining an effort to raise funds for the ACLU in Texas.
The peaceful protest in Guadalupe Plaza drew hundreds of supporters.
The former Texas Senator spoke in front of the largest Planned Parenthood audience ever on Valentine's Day.
Change, one phone call at a time.