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

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

Nevertheless, She Persisted

Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Talk Gutsy Women, Expanding History, and Turning Texas Blue

The Clintons spoke at UH last week to promote their new book.

10/29/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Rally it up

Houstonians Rally Against the 'Tampon Tax'

U.S. Rep. Sylvia Garcia headlined the push to drop feminine hygiene taxes.

10/21/2019 By Cameron Wallace

Politics

Breaking Down Houston's 2019 Mayoral Race

This year’s field is even more crowded than usual. As such, it can be hard to keep everyone straight and make an informed decision. Here are a few key things to know about the most eye-catching candidates.

09/25/2019 By Dianna Wray

About Last Night

6 Takeaways from the Democratic Presidential Debate Last Night in Houston

Politicking at Texas Southern University

09/13/2019 By Dianna Wray

Perfect Party

September's Perfect Party: Who-Wants-Pickle-Cupcakes Edition

Have you heard? We're getting a pickle festival this month. And the third Democratic primary debate.

08/26/2019 By Catherine Matusow

Meet the Candidates

A (Way Too Early) Primer on the Houston Mayoral Campaign

Learn more about the top names gunning for City Hall.

06/28/2019 By Schaefer Edwards

Bayougraphy

Meet Marcel McClinton, the 17-Year-Old Activist Who's Running for City Council

The Stratford High School student and mass-shooting survivor is running against Michael Kubosh for City Council Position at Large 3 this November.

04/25/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

In their own words

We Are the Organizers of Drag Queen Story Time. This Is Why We're Stepping Aside.

“We believe in what we’re doing, but we don’t believe in putting our friends, our families, or our children in danger.”

03/19/2019 By Trent Lira and Devin Will

#IAmBecoming

Michelle Obama's Houston Tour Stop Lived Up to the Hype

The former First Lady's book tour is selling out for a reason.

03/04/2019 By Dianna Wray

Gun Violence

Rhonda Hart on Going to the SOTU with Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher

Hart, who lost her daughter Kimberly in the Santa Fe High School shooting last year, also attended the House Judiciary Committee hearing on HR 8.

02/11/2019 By Catherine Matusow