Sunnyside Air Quality Monitor

Energy & Environment

EPA awards another $500,000 grant for air-quality monitoring in Houston neighborhoods

Posted on · A grant awarded this week by the federal agency will expand air-quality monitoring in the Fifth Ward, Galena Park, Pleasantville and Sunnyside neighborhoods. Earlier this year, the EPA awarded $500,000 for air monitoring in four other communities in East Houston.

When the Center for Reproductive Rights first announced the lawsuit against Texas in March, there were five patient plaintiffs. Now there are 20.

Health & Science

Texas abortion case goes before state’s highest court, as more women join lawsuit

Posted on · On Tuesday, lawyers for the state of Texas and for the Center for Reproductive Rights are both expected to argue before all nine justices of the Texas Supreme Court. No decision is expected Tuesday, but there are a few possible outcomes, court watchers say.

Two Children's Health Plan for Children and Women are closing, according to Texas Children's officials.

Medicine & Wellness

Texas Children’s Hospital shuttering both of its Houston health centers dedicated to serving low-income families

Posted on · The Houston-based hospital system said it is closing its Centers for Children and Women because it “identified an opportunity to create a different paradigm and care model" for the benefit of Texas Children's Health Plan members as well as its other patients.