Politicking

There's a Surge of LGBTQ Candidates Running in the 2018 Primaries

16 LGBTQ Houstonians will be on the ballot on March 6.

02/21/2018 By Josh Watkins and Dianna Wray

Dodge Ball

U.S. Supreme Court Won't Hear Houston Case on Gay Marriage Benefits

Both sides of the fight are claiming the non-decision as a victory of sorts.

12/05/2017 By Dianna Wray

News

How a Pearland Mom Changed Her Life to Save Her Transgender Child

"I’m a mom of a little girl that I would like to see live. Please understand, I’m not fighting about bathrooms. I’m fighting about her life."

12/01/2017 By Roxanna Asgarian

Ice House

Meet the First Lady of Texas Cannabis Law

Houston native Lisa L. Pittman is the state's first attorney specializing in medical marijuana law.

06/22/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Bayougraphy

Sarah Davis: At Odds with Both the Left and the Right, Depending on the Day

The state representative and Houston attorney is known for voting against the grain.

05/25/2017 By Roxanna Asgarian

Ice House

May's Perfect Party: Overall-Quite-Fresh Edition

We rarely invite the same guest twice, but we occasionally make exceptions.

04/14/2017 By Catherine Matusow

Ice House

From HERO to Robin Hood: A Primer on the Upcoming Texas Legislative Session

Four issues to watch for when the legislature reconvenes in January

11/21/2016 By Adam Doster

Politics

Term Unlimited: Meet 3 of Houston’s Longest-Serving Politicians

In Texas, a full 67 percent of incumbents didn't face a major-party challenger in the 2014 elections—and 2016 isn't much different.

09/19/2016 By Adam Doster

Whatacluster

Local Businesses Brace for Open Carry

Restaurants and other area businesses prepare for the fight to bear arms.

11/03/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

Brew News

Senfronia Thompson Introduces Bill to Reduce Craft Beer Distribution

Small breweries could suffer greatly if a piece of legislation proposed by a state representative from Houston passes into law.

03/17/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

Abortion

Old Fight, New Rules

Alternately energized and exasperated by the latest abortion legislation, each side gears up for the battle ahead.

02/02/2014 By Kerry H.