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

State of the HOU-nion

Nancy Pelosi's SOTU Necklace Came from a Houston Designer

The Mariquita Masterson piece was a gift from the Speaker's daughters after the November election.

02/06/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Helping Hand

Where Government Workers Can Eat Free During the Shutdown

While hundreds of thousands go unpaid, some restaurants are offering free meals.

01/17/2019 By Timothy Malcolm

Perfect Party

January's Perfect Party: Everyone-Take-Your-Seat Edition

All the new faces in our government are invited to our party this month.

12/31/2018 By Catherine Matusow

Ice House

What to Watch for as the Texas Legislative Session Kicks Off

Lawmakers most likely will be diving into everything from problems with school financing, to concerns raised by Hurricane Harvey, to questions on gun violence raised after the shootings at Santa Fe High School and Sutherland Springs.

12/31/2018 By Dianna Wray

Remembering 41

President George H.W. Bush's Houston Funeral Scheduled For Thursday

The former president spent his peaceful last hours in Houston, his adopted home of more than 50 years.

12/02/2018 By Dianna Wray

Breaking News

George H.W. Bush Dies At 94

The former president and Texas congressman was hospitalized earlier in 2018.

11/30/2018 By Timothy Malcolm

Political Talk

President Obama and James Baker Celebrate No Indictments at the Baker Institute's 25th Anniversary Gala

An extraordinary conversation manages to reach across the political aisle.

11/28/2018 By Dianna Wray

Vox populi

Twitter Mourns for Beto O'Rourke, the Internet's Favorite Candidate

The El Paso congressman may have lost the election, but he'll always have the tweets.

11/07/2018 By Morgan Kinney

🗳️🍴

Here's Where Your Vote Gets You Free, Discounted Food on Election Day

Several local restaurants and eateries are rewarding guests for going to the polls.

11/05/2018 By Timothy Malcolm

Maybe Look Away

Video: Alex Jones from InfoWars and Protestors Exchanging Barbs

If you choose not to watch, we won't blame you.

10/23/2018 By Catherine Matusow Photography by Daniel Kramer

Trump in Town

Scenes from President Donald Trump’s Rally for U.S. Senator Ted Cruz

Thousands converged on the Toyota Center in their MAGA finest.

10/23/2018 Photography by Daniel Kramer By Catherine Matusow

Before You Vote

Voting Early? Important Information Every Houstonian Should Know

Read up on the candidates in English, Spanish, or Vietnamese.

10/22/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Update

President Trump's Houston #MAGA Rally Has Changed Venues

NRG Arena reportedly wasn't big enough.

10/18/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Strange arena-fellows

ICYMI: President Trump is Coming to Stump for Ted Cruz

The former rivals will come together in Houston for an October 22 political rally.

10/16/2018 By Morgan Kinney

"I Did Not Retreat"

The “Tragic Irony” of Anita Hill: Academic Speaks In Houston As Senate Panel Votes on Kavanaugh

Bracing for disappointment, Hill cautioned women against throwing in the towel.

09/28/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Politics

Second Cruz-O'Rourke Debate Postponed

A weekend SCOTUS confirmation vote means Cruz can't come to Houston.

09/28/2018 By Dianna Wray