Posted on · A trio of lawsuits, consolidated as Petteway versus Galveston County, will be the first significant voting rights trial since the U.S. Supreme Court upheld a ban on racial discrimination in redistricting in June.
Posted on · During Hurricane Harvey and other natural disasters, many Houstonians turned to their neighbors for help. Now, some people are transforming their homes into emergency hubs for their neighborhood.
Posted on · The agreement, which could pass the Legislature by the end of the week, includes a $100,000 homestead exemption and a pilot project to limit appraisal growth to 20% on non-homesteaded properties worth $5 million or less.
Posted on · Air conditioning doesn’t suffice in Houston homes that need repairs, weatherization and retrofitting.
Posted on · For queer people, drag shows are a place of acceptance, community and self-expression. To some Republicans, they represent a threat.
Posted on · The statute of limitations on suing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for illegally taking homeowners’ property rights during the storm is six years. That deadline is August 28.
Posted on · In the wake of climate change, the federal government wants to hear from the public on how to preserve Texas' forests.
Posted on · Across Texas and much of the country, LGBTQ plus people are at the center of a renewed culture war. In suburban Katy, west of Houston, young people are coming together to find community, to support one another — and to protest.
Posted on · Residents, lawyers, and environmental groups point to aging facilities and reluctant state regulators as reasons for the continued string of industrial fires.
Posted on · Among the bills lawmakers passed during the regular session are a measure that will abolish the Harris County Elections Administrator’s Office and another that will allow the Texas Secretary of State to impose “administrative oversight” of the county’s elections.
Posted on · Many reform-minded community members believe the New Education System is a step towards better student outcomes. Critics argue the changes will impose a uniform education model on low-income communities across Houston who had no say in its formation, while leaving affluent communities untouched.
Posted on · A lawsuit is asking the state of Texas to clarify what exactly the exceptions written in the law entail.
Posted on · The Houston area has taken in between 5,500 and 15,000 Afghan refugees since August 2021. Many of them are here as humanitarian parolees, without a clear path to citizenship. Their parole is set to expire within a matter of months.
Posted on · With the takeover coming in a matter of days, questions are swirling about who will lead the state’s largest district — and whether or not they’re prepared. Houston Public Media obtained audio of a two-day training for leadership candidates.
Posted on · To get their own data on what they’re breathing, community groups have been installing air monitors over the past several years, building out a vast network across the region.