Immigration

Houston’s New Short-Term Shelter Offers Respite To Migrant Families

Posted on · The shelter, or "family transfer center," offers food and other accommodations to families who have recently been processed and released by federal officials at the Texas-Mexico border.

Immigration

Dozens Of Texas Migrant Shelters Told To ‘Wind Down’ Operations By End Of August After Abbott’s Disaster Declaration

Posted on · Texas-licensed shelters for migrant kids have some of the best national standards for care. Now, Gov. Abbott is trying to close them, which would likely push more children and teens into emergency shelters, that are subject to less government oversight.

Health & Science

CDC Says Kids As Young As 12 Should Get The Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine

Posted on · The White House has been urging family doctors to encourage vaccination of adolescents and the CDC director said "providers may begin vaccinating them right away."

Energy & Environment

Houston’s ‘Father of Environmental Justice’ On Where He Sees The Movement Headed

Posted on · TSU professor Dr. Robert Bullard is often referred to as the “father of environmental justice.” We spoke with him about the origins of the movement and what he hopes to see accomplished during the Biden administration.

Guns

Texas Republicans Are Vowing To Defy Any New Federal Gun Rules. Experts Say It’s Largely A Symbolic Gesture

Posted on · The push to steel Texas against new federal rules comes as gun violence nationwide — including a recent shooting in Bryan — has sparked Democrats to call for an assault weapons ban and stronger background checks, among other changes.