Posted on · One effort with Rice University and Chavez High School is using a long-term approach to increasing the number of women in STEM jobs.
Posted on · The term, "starving artist" remains popular for a reason: It's difficult to make a living in the arts. Now, imagine having to overcome a disability to pursue your passion. A group in Texas recognizes that challenge and is helping people overcome it.
Posted on · The Houston Fire Department is using live video chat for some patients who call 911 for minor health problems. Patients can speak live with an emergency medicine doctor through a computer tablet, potentially avoiding a long and costly ER visit.
Posted on · Officials with Planned Parenthood say investigators visited five clinics around the state. It comes as Texas moves to block the organization from getting Medicaid funds.
Posted on · The students wanted to stay away from legal jargon and use the power of their personal experiences.
Posted on · The parents of Austin Tice are also circulating an online petition addressed to President Obama.
Posted on · The Houston Chronicle Investigations Team found six of 49 mitigation banks in Texas have natural gas or oil wells. At the Trinity River Mitigation Bank, there are 36 permitted well sites.
Posted on · Houston physician Dr. Ricardo Nuila draws on his medical career at Ben Taub hospital to animate his short stories and published essays.
Posted on · Texas has a long history of lawsuits over public school funding, with the latest saga reaching the Texas Supreme Court. But one of the earliest chapters starts with one family on the west side of San Antonio. In part one of our series, we explore how the legal fight started by Demetrio Rodriguez continues today.
Posted on · The City of Houston has launched a first-in-the-state program aimed to help smaller contractors develop the skills and resources they need to compete for public works contracts.
Posted on · Houston's bus network is about to undergo some major changes as part of Metro's effort to get more riders. But will more frequent service actually encourage people to get on a bus? As we wrap up our series "Rerouting Houston's Buses", we'll look at how the new system will work, and what happened when they did the same thing in another city.
Posted on · For many, riding the bus is a choice. But for others, public transit is virtually their only option for getting around and even getting to the bus stop can be a big problem. In part three of our series "Rerouting Houston's Buses", we meet some riders who were in danger of losing service, and how they got Metro's attention.
Posted on · Metro is just days away from rolling out its new bus network, and many riders are wondering if the new routes will be an improvement over what they have now. Some riders say they'll have to walk farther to get to a stop, but Metro says they'll experience much more frequent service and they can get more places without having to transfer downtown. In part two of our series "Rerouting Houston Buses", we hop on the bus with Metro board member Christof Spieler to discuss what those changes mean for longtime riders.
Posted on · Big changes are coming for Houston's bus riders as Metro prepares to roll out a major redesign of its entire network. Officials say the goal is to create a system that's easier to use and provides more frequent service, but for some riders, that means they'll no longer have their familiar routes. In part one of our series "Rerouting Houston Buses", we look at the impact of Metro's new bus network on two commutes, and how riders are reacting to the changes.
Posted on · When Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast, people scattered. Some decided to stay in their "new towns." In Houston, members of one New Orleans church created a new church with their old members.