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

News

Texas’s 2016 Execution Tally Was the Lowest Since 1996 — Here's Why

Houston-based Texas Defender Services is trying to ensure the judicial system functions properly even in the most extreme circumstances.

12/29/2016 By Adam Doster

Ice House

From HERO to Robin Hood: A Primer on the Upcoming Texas Legislative Session

Four issues to watch for when the legislature reconvenes in January

11/21/2016 By Adam Doster