News

Meet the Harris County Judge Who Wants to Abolish Our Cash-Bail System

Darrell Jordan says he’s simply following the law when he releases defendants who can’t pay bail.

08/21/2017 By Roxanna Asgarian

FINALLY

The Astrodome Gets Its Landmark Status from the Texas Historical Commission

No significant alterations can be made—including demolition—without permission from the state.

01/27/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

News

Finding a Path Forward After Aging Out of Foster Care

Judge Katrina Griffith is trying to give kids aging out of the Texas foster care system a chance for independence.

01/23/2017 By Roxanna Asgarian

News

What Happens After a Life Spent in the Texas Foster Care System?

Far too often, what happens to children in foster care is as bad or worse than what brought them there in the first place.

01/23/2017 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

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

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

Stats on Stats

Top 5 Takeaways from the Latest Houston Area Survey

For starters, public opinion on HERO doesn't match the way Houston voted.

04/25/2016 By Roxanna Asgarian

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