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

The 42 Percent

Please Keep Voting, If Only for the Free Frank Ocean Merch

The elusive artist has launched pop-ups in Houston and three other cities to distribute free merch to those who have voted.

11/06/2018 By Morgan Kinney

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

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

Politics

The Official Ted Cruz vs. Beto O'Rourke Drinking Game

Win or lose, margs make everything better. (So does voting.)

09/21/2018 By Dianna Wray

Politics

The Houstonia Guide to the 2018 Midterm Elections

Will Texas turn blue this year? We don't know, but we'll definitely be watching.

09/21/2018 By Dianna Wray

Politicking

SCOTUS Vacancy Gives Both Ted Cruz and Beto O'Rourke Some Angles to Work

Justice Anthony Kennedy's retirement has made the already interesting Texas Senate race even more so.

06/29/2018 By Dianna Wray

Politicking

Beto O'Rourke Is Doing Well, But Don't Count Ted Cruz Out

Can a Texas Democrat unseat one of the state's most gifted GOP politicians? Probably not.

01/30/2018 By Dianna Wray

Politics

Beto O'Rourke Stops by Houston for 'Beers with Beto'

The El Paso native hopes to unseat Sen. Ted Cruz in November.

01/09/2018 Photography by Marco Torres

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

At Pop Shop America, Crafting and Politics Make for a Potent Mix

Beyond the ubiquitous "pink pussy hats," craftivism is inspiring activists to get creative.

04/14/2017 By Emily Juhasz

Politics

Updated: Ted Cruz Refused to Meet with Constituents, Barred Access to Offices

Texans were told to make an appointment by calling the office, though neither Houston nor Austin phone lines were in service for days.

01/26/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Ice House

January's Perfect Party: Welcome-to-2017 Edition

It's a brave new world out there.

12/30/2016 By Catherine Matusow

Ice House

The Perfect Party: Cause and Effect Edition

These six Houstonians saw swift and immediate reactions to their work this month.

10/24/2016 By Catherine Matusow

Politics

That One Time Calling Ted Cruz a Serial Killer Worked Out in Someone's Favor

Rice grad Tim Faust's gonzo t-shirts depicting Cruz as the Zodiac Killer unexpectedly went viral, raising $70,000 for abortion advocacy in the process.

03/25/2016 By Adam Doster

Cougar Town

The Republican Debate at UH: A Student's Perspective

Crowds, protests, a sea of journalists, tight security and Anderson Cooper.

02/26/2016 By Laura Gillespie

Indecision 2016

Vetting Ted Cruz’s Presidential Resumé

We read the Republican presidential candidate's book (well, the Houston parts, anyway) so you don’t have to.

09/01/2015 By Scott Vogel