Ruth Robertson in front of Angel Falls in 1949

Houston Matters

How Ruth Robertson’s expedition to the world’s tallest waterfall succeeded when many men failed

Posted on · The story of the photographer, who spent her later years in the Houston area, and her historic 1949 expedition is told in "Angel Falls," a new historical fiction novel from writer Kathryn Casey.

At the new family transfer center in north Houston, Haitian migrant Jouseline Metayer sits with her 7-month-old son, Jayden.

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.

In this Nov. 5, 2020, file photo the Supreme Court is seen in Washington.

Immigration

Supreme Court Rules Against Immigrants With Temporary Status

Posted on · Justice Elena Kagan wrote for the court Monday that federal immigration law prohibits people who entered the country illegally and now have Temporary Protected Status from seeking “green cards” to remain in the country permanently.

Artist David Maldonado paints a mural on Polk St. for the Big Walls Big Dreams Art Festival on May 20, 2021.

Arts & Culture

Houston Mural Festival Invites Houstonians To ‘Refresh’ After A Challenging Year

Posted on · "Big Walls, Big Dreams," produced by UpArt Studios, offers art lovers a chance to view large murals from artists across Houston, with a thenme of "Refresh Houston" -- bringing "new life to old buildings," and providing a refreshing change from the pandemic, organizers said.

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