And Now This

People Protested a North Houston Restaurant Because of a Countywide Facemask Policy

Mayor Sylvester Turner chimed in on the goings-on outside Miller's Cafe.

01/04/2021 By Timothy Malcolm

Rock(ets) the vote

MTV Celebrates Vote Early Day at the Toyota Center

Voters got the MTV treatment and a chance to pose with Rockets Mascot Clutch the Bear last Saturday.

10/26/2020 Photography by Marco Torres

A safety roadmap

Mayor’s Task Force Provides Guidelines on Resuming Religious Services

The guidelines come as faith-based organizations announce reopening plans.

10/16/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

Raising awareness

Mayor Turner Declares October 15 “White Cane Safety Day”

The day commemorates and raises awareness for Houston's blind and visually impaired communities.

10/15/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

All Politics is Local

Acres Homes Native Mayor Sylvester Turner Knows His Roots

The local leader attests to the power of community-oriented neighborhoods.

10/13/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Small steps

Houston Will Begin Allowing Some Live Events Again

The decision comes after a significant drop in the city's Covid-19 positivity rate.

09/09/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

Light in the darkness

How the Houston Community Has United During the Coronavirus Crisis

When the chips are down, Houstonians stand together.

05/01/2020 By Dianna Wray

Pepper In Some Lunch

Mayor Turner's Visit to Chili's Brings Local Backlash

Small business operators in Houston question a weekend tweet.

04/20/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

Fashion, thy name is face mask

Send Us Photos of Your Face Masks, And We'll Have a Fashion Show (Virtually)

We all have to wear masks now, so we might as well look good.

04/15/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

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

I have a dream

Crowds Throng Downtown in Celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Approximately 20,000 people gathered in downtown Houston for the 42nd annual parade.

01/21/2020 Photography by Daniel Kramer and Samantha Dorisca

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

Ice House

Will the City of Houston Actually Fill the Countless Enormous Potholes on Our Streets?

In which we subject Mayor Turner's promise to the rigors of the scientific method.

04/25/2019 By Morgan Kinney

Back to the 713

Travis Scott Gets a Key to the City and Proves, Once Again, the Party Never Ends

The Houston native’s spirited hometown tour stop saw a surprise appearance from...Mayor Turner.

02/14/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Fire Fight

What You Need to Know About Proposition B

A primer on what Houston firefighter pay parity with police officers actually means.

10/22/2018 By Dianna Wray

Troubled Waters

A Year After Harvey, West Houston Remembers

A new documentary highlights the lasting ripples of the release of the Addicks and Barker reservoirs.

09/20/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Astro 'Cue

Houston and LA Mayors Make Meaty Wager for World Series

If LA's mayor is looking for Korean barbecue in H-Town, here's where to find it.

10/27/2017 By Beth Levine

Heroes of Harvey

Let's Tip Our Hats to These Houston Officials

Nobody's perfect, but our local leaders deserve a thank-you for staying calm and clear-headed in the midst of disaster.

10/02/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

It's Right There in the Name

Mayor Turner Asks the State to Tap Rainy Day Fund, Abbott Says No

Abbott will call a special session for his pet social issues, but won't convene the legislature on Harvey relief until 2019.

09/27/2017 By Roxanna Asgarian