Politicking

Beto O'Rourke Is Doing Well, But Don't Count Ted Cruz Out

Can a Texas Democrat unseat one of the state's most gifted GOP politicians? Probably not.

01/30/2018 By Dianna Wray

Let the Booze Flow

The Heights Is Dry No Longer

Heights restaurateurs and bar owners are cheering as the measure to disband the Heights' historic dry area passes by a wide margin.

11/08/2017 By Roxanna Asgarian

Ice House

A Conversation with Propane Jane, Politics Junkie

A Houston doctor makes some noise on Twitter.

12/29/2016 By Roxanna Asgarian

Weekly Deals

Jokes Aside, Airline Companies Are Offering Flight Deals to Canada

Reports also add that searches to the country have spiked in a day.

11/09/2016 By Marianella Orlando

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

Taco the Vote

8 Houston Taco Trucks Are Doubling as Voter Registration Booths

We already have tacos trucks on every corner—and now we have a few more places to register to vote, too.

09/27/2016 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

Pool Party

Catching Up with the First Trans Candidate to Win a Primary in Texas

Only 20 transgender politicians hold an elected office in the world, and Jenifer René Pool hopes to make it 21.

08/22/2016 By Adam Doster

Make America Vote Again

In the Election Trenches, Finding at Least a Few Houston Voters

Despite challenges from Texas's voter identification law, organizations like Mi Familia Vota are helping to bolster the voter sign-up sheet.

08/22/2016 By Adam Doster

Bayougraphy

A Former Texas Gubernatorial Contender, Anything but Retired

Debra Medina may have moved on from politics, but she isn’t out to pasture—not exactly.

05/31/2016 By Adam Doster

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