Race

How to Erase a Neighborhood

Apr 13, 2020 By Amal Ahmed

The East End neighborhood of Freeport was once a thriving community. Today, the few remaining residents are about to be pushed out by the port. What happened?

The Jackie Robinson of Rodeo

Jun 22, 2018 By Christian Wallace

Five decades ago, Myrtis Dightman broke the color barrier in professional rodeo and became one of the best bull riders who ever lived. But his imprint on the sport was only just beginning.

Wards Matter

Nov 23, 2016 By Michael Agresta

Robert Pruitt’s art vividly portrays the lives and dreams of the people who have long called Houston’s rapidly gentrifying neighborhoods home.

Who Can Get Away With Jaywalking?

Nov 11, 2015 By Dan Solomon

After an incident last week saw several young black people on Sixth Street punched by police, the question of who’s allowed to misbehave in Austin’s bar district is especially relevant.

The Sins of the Father

Apr 1, 2000 By Pamela Colloff

For Tom Cherry, the precise place where loyalty to his dad ends and a larger obligation to society begins lies deep in the woods of East Texas, at the intersection of history and conscience, where the truth about a church bombing during the struggle for civil rights in the South may only now be coming to light.

Black Like Them

Apr 30, 1994 By Pat Carr

During the days of segregation, a young graduate of all-white Rice University managed to become a professor at all-black Texas Southern University.

Give Me a Job

May 31, 1984 By Tianguis Pérez

In my village in Oaxaca I had heard about those who made it big in El Norte, and I wanted to become one of them. But I didn’t know how hard life in Houston would be without papers, money, or a job.

Easy Street

Nov 1, 1982 By Lawrence Wright

Houston’s black elite have come a very long way to live in MacGregor Way, the swankiest black neighborhood in Texas, but they still don’t feel safe.