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.

12:00pm 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.

10:00am 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

City Hall

Councilman Jack Christie Holds Some Interesting Ideas About Vaccines

Vaccine courts, neurotoxins, the medical-industrial complex and other perceived dangers

11/17/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Transportation

Uber Stays in the Picture, Promises Mayor Turner

Can you imagine a Super Bowl weekend in Houston without Uber? Thankfully you don't have to.

11/16/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Politics

At a Loss: The Aftermath of Two Very Different Election Night Watch Parties

Neither a local politician's race nor the presidential election provided the results these parties watched for last night.

11/09/2016 By Adam Doster and Marianella Orlando

Election Day

Houston Women Rock Pantsuits To Encourage Voters on Election Day

Members of the Pantsuit Nation are meeting around the city in support of Hillary Clinton.

11/08/2016 By Marianella Orlando

Thank God It's Almost Over

Where to Watch the Election Results Roll In

No matter where you land on the political spectrum, there's a viewing party out there for you tomorrow night.

11/07/2016 By Roxanna Asgarian

Politics

The People Behind the Trump Cafe in Bellville Aren't Who You Think They Are

Eddie and Sue Hawa are immigrants, Muslims—and staunch Trump supporters.

11/04/2016 By Greg Fails

Rock the Vote

YMCA of Greater Houston Offering Free Childcare on Election Day

Kids keeping you home on November 8? Not if the Y can help it.

11/03/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Ice House

The Woman Who’d Rather Die Than Vote

The story behind the obituary of one Houston spitfire who’d do anything to skip voting this November

10/24/2016 By Adam Doster

Politics

Sheila Jackson Lee "Stalking" John Podesta, Says Latest WikiLeaks Leak

The longterm Houston congresswoman really, really, really wanted a favor from Hillary Clinton.

10/14/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Politics

How Donald Trump Lost One of His Biggest Hispanic Supporters

It’s not Donald Trump’s positions but his convictions—or lack thereof—that worry former supporter Jacob Monty.

09/22/2016 By Scott Vogel

Politics

Term Unlimited: Meet 3 of Houston’s Longest-Serving Politicians

In Texas, a full 67 percent of incumbents didn't face a major-party challenger in the 2014 elections—and 2016 isn't much different.

09/19/2016 By Adam Doster

Crime

The Harris County DA Invites Law-Breaking Citizens to "Make It Right"

A new program allows those with non-violent misdemeanors to have offenses and warrants removed from their records.

07/18/2016 By Liz Hardaway

The People’s Court

So, What Exactly Is the Harris County Commissioners Court?

With an enormous amount of power and an annual budget of roughly $1.5 billion, it’s time you knew exactly what your county commissioners are doing.

03/31/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Politics

That One Time Calling Ted Cruz a Serial Killer Worked Out in Someone's Favor

Rice grad Tim Faust's gonzo t-shirts depicting Cruz as the Zodiac Killer unexpectedly went viral, raising $70,000 for abortion advocacy in the process.

03/25/2016 By Adam Doster

City Hall

Mayor Sylvester Turner’s First Order of Business: Fix Potholes

The new mayor outlined his priorities in his inaugural address.

01/04/2016 By Roxanna Asgarian