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Here's What Your Favorite Houston Celebs Were up to Last Week

Hilary Duff, Simone Biles, Relief Gang and more.

09/06/2021 By Shelby Stewart

Hitting the Books

A Primer on a Few of the New Laws Now in Effect

A roundup of the more unorthodox laws governing our lives as of this month.

08/26/2019 By Morgan Kinney

Bayougraphy

Anne Chandler Is Seeking Justice for Houston's Most Vulnerable Immigrants

The executive director of the Tahirih Justice Center is "fighting like mad" for women and girls escaping violence.

05/24/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Paws up

Should You Be Allowed to Own a Tiger? This 11-Year-Old is Telling Her Representatives 'No'

The Missouri City resident testified in Austin this week in favor of a bill prohibiting ownership of wild animals.

04/05/2019 By Morgan Kinney

Ice House

Are the State's Cannabis Laws Set to Change?

The Houston Academy of Cannabis Science is ready to educate those interested in the marijuana business—just in case they do.

02/25/2019 By Dianna Wray

Education

With Its Pre-Law Pipeline, UH Makes Diversity in Law a Priority

Only about 15 percent of attorneys in the U.S. are people of color. UH wants to change that.

11/26/2018 By Jeff Balke

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Seems Like A Pretty Good Time to Reread the Constitution, Eh?

The Houston Great Books Council holds an annual civics discussion each Fourth of July. Even in 2018, they plan to keep things civil.

07/03/2018 By Anna Lassmann

The Houstonian Woman

10 Houston Women Making It Happen

These Houstonians show us what it means to be a woman in Houston in this day and age.

01/30/2018 By Houstonia Staff

Ted Talk

Net Neutrality, Explained for Ted Cruz

After the senator got in a Twitter fight with Luke Skywalker, we're here to set things straight.

12/19/2017 By Morgan Kinney

Ice House

November's Perfect Party: Everybody's Suing Somebody Edition

Some legit lawsuits, some not-so-legit

10/30/2017 By Catherine Matusow

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

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

IAH

Pro Bono: Meet the Attorneys Helping Houstonians Navigate the Travel Ban

Lawyers crowded into Bush Intercontinental Airport offering free legal assistance to travelers caught flat-footed by President Trumps’s executive order.

02/09/2017 By Adam Doster Photography by Stuart Mullenburg

Ice House

In Houston, Immigrants and Immigration Attorneys Alike Brace for Change Under Trump

“I’m telling people that they need to have their affairs in order. Prepare for the worst, and expect the best.”

01/23/2017 By Adam Doster

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

Betting on the Fate of Gambling in Texas

At Naskila, the Alabama-Coushatta tribe hopes to keep the lights on inside its 24-hour gaming facility as Texas tackles its right to operate a casino.

10/24/2016 By Adam Doster

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

Making a Murderer

Life After 12 Years on Death Row

At Brazos Bookstore, a new book about a now-infamous Houston trial, conviction and exoneration.

09/19/2016 By Jeanne Lyons Davis