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

Declare it loud, declare it proud

Forget the Fireworks—Spend the Fourth Debating the Constitution

"The Constitution is our civic religion, our secular religion in a sense, that runs the country.”

06/30/2017 By Allyson Waller

Ice House

Meet the First Lady of Texas Cannabis Law

Houston native Lisa L. Pittman is the state's first attorney specializing in medical marijuana law.

06/22/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Politics

Houston City Council Votes to Join Lawsuit Against SB4

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.

06/21/2017 By Roxanna Asgarian

Bayougraphy

Sarah Davis: At Odds with Both the Left and the Right, Depending on the Day

The state representative and Houston attorney is known for voting against the grain.

05/25/2017 By Roxanna Asgarian

Politics

Rep. Al Green Officially Calls on Congress to Impeach President Trump

The Houston politician is the first member of Congress to formally request that Paul Ryan initiate impeachment proceedings.

05/17/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Review

Front Porch Society Revisits Obama’s Historic Win

Hope, change, and also disillusion.

05/15/2017 By Doni Wilson

HBCU Later

Texas Southern Tells Senator 'No Thanks' to Planned Commencement Speech

Senator John Cornyn is firmly Team Trump, and students at the historically black university aren't pleased.

05/12/2017 By Roxanna Asgarian

Immigration

Local Legislator Gives Impassioned Speech on Senate Bill 4 Debate

“Some are here as refugees, some are here as citizens, some are here without papers, but they’re all my people.”

05/03/2017 By Marianella Orlando

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