Kiss and Break Up

Behind the Scenes of Houston’s First Gay Divorce

Same-sex marriage has its surprising discontents.

09/01/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

A Textbook Case

Readin’, Writin’ and Rewritin’ History

Are Texas’ new history textbooks as bad as you’ve heard?

08/04/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Opinion

Texas, We’re Just Not That Into You

What happens when you barely recognize the state you fell in love with?

06/30/2015

News

Love Wins: Houston Celebrates Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

Today's scenes from the historic ruling

06/26/2015 By Scott Vogel Photography by Paul Naughton

Seriously?

Senator Advocates Abolition of Hand-Washing Laws in Restaurants

Senator Thom Tillis has clearly never come down with a nasty case of food poisoning.

02/03/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

Politics

Is It Time to Reform Tort Reform?

Tort reform made sense to lots of people at the time, Stephen DiLeo included—that is, until a doctor removed his son’s brain tumor.

09/30/2014 By John Lomax

Marijuana

A New Front in the War on the War on Drugs

This 85-year-old Republican is the legalization advocate the world needs.

09/30/2014 By John Lomax

Civil Rights

Meet the Pastor Trying to Overturn HERO

Willie Ray Davis is a pillar of Houston’s African-American community. So why is he trying to overturn the new equal rights ordinance?

08/03/2014 By Catherine Matusow

NAME GAMES

HISD Changes Mascots of Three Schools, Misses Point on One

Why change the mascot of the Welch Warriors, when the school's namesake is so much more offensive?

04/15/2014 By John Lomax

Newsfix

Video: Home Security Booming in Houston, Despite Drop in Violent Crime

Crime in Houston is declining. So why are home security firms doing gangbusters?

04/14/2014 By Peter Holley

HAIL TO THE CHIEF

No More Ticker Tape

Presidential visits used to be a lot more fun.

04/14/2014 By John Lomax

Home Security

Notes From Underground

Go inside the bunker with Houston’s home security firms, where fear is the bottom line and impenetrability a very big business.

04/07/2014 By Peter Holley Illustrations by Owen Freeman

BREAKING NEWS

Former Congressman Craig Washington Arrested on Valentine's Day

Weapons charge follows 2008 aggravated assault incident and bizarre lawsuit.

02/18/2014 By John Lomax

Abortion

Old Fight, New Rules

Alternately energized and exasperated by the latest abortion legislation, each side gears up for the battle ahead.

02/02/2014 By Kerry H.

Gun Rights

Did Rice University Push This Man Out Because of His Politics?

Kyle Coplen was an adjunct professor at Rice. He also wants to give a gun to every woman in town.

02/02/2014 By Peter Holley

Immigration

The Letter And The Law

Meet H: father, undocumented worker, Houstonian

09/30/2013 By Peter Holley

U-S-A! U-S-A!

Which Presidential Library is Right for You?

Just follow our handy flowchart.

07/01/2013 By Catherine Matusow Illustrations by Alese Pickering

The AR-15

Silence Emboldens

Losing our innocence to America’s favorite firearm.

04/25/2013 By Kerry H.