Such. A. Bad. Move.

Sen. Ted Cruz Went to Cancún Yesterday ... and Twitter Was Not Having It

Most politicians would probably opt to not jaunt to Mexico while their constituents have been living without power—but Cruz gonna Cruz.

02/18/2021 By Dianna Wray

Forging New Politics

Meet Steven Garza, the Breakout Boys State Star

Get to know the 19-year-old whose political skills have already made him famous.

01/28/2021 By Chris Gray

No Surprises

How Houston-area U.S. Reps. Voted on Trump's Second Impeachment

In response of last week's Capitol Building riot, the U.S. House of Representatives has voted to impeach President Donald Trump.

01/13/2021 By Dianna Wray

Tale of Two Titans

Bush-Baker Friendship Explored in New Book from Houston Author

In "Texas Titans," Charles Denyer tracks how a friendship forged in Houston between President George H.W. Bush and Secretary of James A. Baker III changed the world.

11/13/2020 By Rebekah Kibodeaux

2020 Elections

So What Will the Biden Win Likely Mean For Houston? And Texas?

We take a look at how we expect that will impact H-Town and the Lone Star State.

11/08/2020 By Dianna Wray

Our Meme Queen

Meet Sara Cress, The Woman Who Put @HarrisVotes on the Twitter Map

From corgi clips to NASA retweets and a whole lot of focaccia, the Heights resident has had us laughing all the way to the polls.

11/04/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Number Crunchin’

Houston, We Haven’t Voted This Much since George H.W. Bush was on the Ballot

A record setting 1.56 million Harris County residents have voted in this election, making this the highest turnout percentage since 1992.

11/03/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Voting Superhero

Meet County Clerk Chris Hollins, the Man Fighting for Your Right to Vote

Through his ambitious efforts to expand voter access, he helped Harris County cast an unprecedented 1.44 million ballots during early voting.

11/03/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Vote it up

Texas, the Electoral College, and You

A primer on how the Electoral College works, what to expect on Election Day, and what it will (and won't) mean if Texas goes blue.

11/02/2020 By Dianna Wray

Stick to Your Cause

Dana Tanamachi's Putting Her Stamp on the USPS

The native Houstonian's stamp, which rolled out in August, has become a symbol in the fight to save the postal service.

10/20/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Those Who Dare

Joel Sandel Steals the One-Man Show in Main Street Theater's RFK

The virtual production following the later years of Robert F. Kennedy is available to stream through October 25.

10/16/2020 By Doni Wilson

It's voting time!

Scenes from Houston's Record-Breaking First Day of Early Voting

Here's what it looked like when more than 100,000 people turned out at the polls across Harris County on Tuesday.

10/14/2020 Photography by Daniel Kramer

2020 Election

Congrats, Houston! We Keep Breaking Harris County Voting Records

Millions, literal millions, of Texans have voted.

10/13/2020 By Emma Schkloven

All Politics is Local

U.S. Rep. Sylvia Garcia's Navigation System Began—You Guessed It—on Navigation Boulevard

The local leader’s journey to Congress owes a lot to her "segundo barrio," the East End.

10/13/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

All Politics is Local

U.S. Representative Dan Crenshaw is a Hometown Boy

Although he grew up all over the world, he’ll always consider Houston home.

10/13/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

Spread the Vote

Printing Museum's New Poster Exhibition Is Here to Get You in the Voting Spirit

"AIGA Get Out the Vote: Empowering the Women’s Vote" features 64 posters from dozens of artists.

09/02/2020 By Rebekah Kibodeaux

Some good news

Johnson Space Center Scientist, Detained for Years in Turkey, Is Back on U.S. Soil

Former NASA physicist Serkan Golge and his family have finally been allowed to leave Turkey.

07/02/2020 By Dianna Wray

COVID-19

Houston Food and Drink Community Pens Open Letter For Help

The message to Mayor Turner asks for rent relief, negotiation of delayed sales tax payments, and more.

03/18/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

The Future Is Female

Houston Officials Stand With Planned Parenthood at Record-Breaking Luncheon

City, state, and national leaders joined the crowd of 2,350 at PP Gulf Coast's annual event.

02/07/2020 By Abby Ledoux

Politicking

Turner Coasts to Victory in Houston's Mayoral Runoff

A subdued ending to an intense race ends with Buzbee leaving on a jet plane. Seriously.

12/16/2019 By Dianna Wray