The Harris County sheriff has been overshadowed by more-vocal Houston officials, but he’s earned a reputation as an effective reformer.
Aging isn’t for the faint of heart, but Carlene knows what matters.
Being hospitalized during the pandemic is lonely and dehumanizing. In live, virtual, one-on-one performances, Houston Symphony musicians give the sickest patients a few minutes of peace.
In Harris County, two public officials fought off legal challenges to hold a successful election in the middle of a pandemic.
Young and ideologically aggressive, James Ho, Andrew Oldham, and Don Willett are already making their mark on the nation’s most conservative appellate court.
After decades of planning, the Nancy and Rich Kinder Building will open this weekend as a showcase of modern and contemporary art.
One morning in late January 2019, Rhogena Nicholas texted a prayer to her mother, Jo Ann Nicholas, just as she did every day. A widow in her eighties, Jo Ann could no longer make the four-hour drive from Natchitoches, Louisiana, to visit her daughter and her son-in-law, Dennis Tuttle, at
A Riveting New Photo Book Shares Vulnerable Portraits of the Football Team That Inspired ‘Friday Night Lights’
Thirty years after Buzz Bissinger’s bestseller chronicled the Permian Panthers’ 1988 season, these black and white photos are as compelling as ever.
Drive-through Voting. 24-Hour Polling Places. Finger Condoms. Welcome to Election 2020 in Harris County.
After some Houstonians had to wait in six-hour lines to vote in the March primary, new county clerk Chris Hollins is determined to help every eligible Houstonian cast a ballot this fall.
Front pages once filled with stories about football games and student politics are now dedicated to tracking the latest test results, reporting on breaches of social distancing guidelines, and pressing university administrators for more transparency.
The Houston Center for Photography asked people around the world to submit images taken during lockdown. The resulting online show ranges from the mundane to the sublime.
"Shame is a powerful tool," says Kelly Ingram, the founder of Houston's COVID—Call Outs Group.
The discovery of a convict graveyard in 2018 vindicated decades of research and activism Fort Bend County had ignored.
While the rest of Houston’s legal community was adapting to COVID-19, DA Kim Ogg was determined to find who leaked an internal document.
Palestine writer Jeff Gerritt’s no-holds-barred editorials shined a spotlight on the record number of people dying in Texas jails.
Layoffs, furloughs, closures: news organizations across the state face a moment of reckoning.
We’re going to need that same neighborly, can-do spirit to get us through the COVID-19 pandemic.
Four years ago, Ogg won election by promising to reform the county’s justice system. Now she’s getting primaried by two of her former prosecutors, who say she hasn’t done enough.
Freshman Sylvia Garcia of Houston, one of the first two Hispanic women to represent Texas in Congress, is among the seven House members prosecuting President Trump.
The Astros’ cheating scandal, coming on the heels of the Texans’ meltdown in Kansas City, is a low point in the city’s long history of sports failure.
In a landmark legal case, Harris County has agreed to release the vast majority of misdemeanor arrestees instead of locking them up. But reformers aren’t done yet.
The former president held a conversation with former Secretary of State James A. Baker III, with whom he found much common ground.
Bill McRaven’s successor is already facing calls to lay off administrators and redefine the system’s mission.
Georgia O'Keeffe's talented younger sister was forgotten by art historians. A new exhibit in Dallas aims to shed light on her work.
The world-champion gymnast from Spring is taking misogyny to the mat.
The Power Issue: Renu Khator Is Working Nonstop to Turn a Commuter School Into a World-class University
The University of Houston chancellor can’t stop, won’t stop.
At Houston's Post Oak Hilton on election night, supporters gathered to cheer and celebrate their candidate.
The $40 million building is the most significant addition to the Menil campus in decades.
Stan Stanart was pressured by County Judge Ed Emmett to take down the inflammatory image and language.
After discovering the convict cemetery in March, the city appointed a panel of stakeholders. Now it’s ignoring their recommendation.
The president's son tell supporters that Cruz and his father have patched things up since the contentious 2016 presidential campaign.
After six months of renovations, the Houston cultural institution is back.
A second-generation Owl argues that his alma mater should consider returning to the days of free tuition.
Top Army brass emphasized the need for innovation, while Austin Mayor Steve Adler tried keeping it weird.
The National Voter Registration Act prohibits removing ineligible voters from voter rolls within 90 days of a federal election. That’s just what the Harris County registrar tried to do.
In a city notorious for neglecting its history, two new initiatives aim to preserve memories of the storm.
Ben Reiter’s new book offers a comprehensive account of how the Astros became the next American baseball dynasty.
The Richmond resident warned Fort Bend ISD of the presence of graves, but no one listened—until they started finding human remains.
The Army chose Austin, citing its entrepreneurial culture and incentives from UT.
Austin nonprofit Southwest Key wants to open a facility for immigrant children in Houston’s East End. Mayor Sylvester Turner has other ideas.
The former University of Texas at Austin president, who takes over from retiring Chancellor William McRaven, discusses the state of the system.