He first made headlines for working more than 280 days straight at the start of the pandemic and today Dr. Joseph Varon is still counting.
January has brought a final flurry of new Texas laws, including limits on transgender student athletes and a ban on cruel restraints for dogs, that were approved by lawmakers last year. The transgender athlete law, which took effect Tuesday, was among the most divisive bills considered by lawmakers in 2021...
Rep. Dan Crenshaw, a Houston-area congressman best known for receiving an apology on SNL, was recently called a moron by a room full of conservatives after snapping at a 10-year-old girl who asked him to clarify something he said about Jesus. Speaking at what appears to be a campaign or...
A new Texas law bars transgender student athletes from competing on school sports teams that align with their gender identity. House Bill 25 is one of several laws that went into effect Tuesday, months after the Texas Legislature approved the measures during a third special legislative session last year. The...
If newly elected Cy-Fair ISD Trustee Scott Henry was hoping to make a difference by running for school board, he certainly succeeded. Parents and educators across the state, and nation, have been looking at the Houston-area district a bit differently since Henry vaulted himself to viral infamy last week. Such episodes may become more routine now that Republicans have gone all-in on the fight against what they describe as “critical race theory,” essentially a focus on systemic racism in United States history.
These Are the Counties in the Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX Metro Area With the Least COVID-19
As the omicron variant spreads, new daily cases of COVID-19 have hit new highs in the United States. To date, 62,973,416 Americans have been infected with the virus — and 839,043 have died as a result. On a per capita basis, the U.S. has one of the highest known infections rates in the world. In […]
HOUSTON – Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo will respond to the rise in rejected mail ballot applications and plan to call for a Federal Voting Rights Legislation. Hidalgo will make her announcement Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. to respond to voter registration and mail-in voting in Texas. She blames the Texas voting bill, SB 1, for the recent increase in rejected mail-in ballots.
HOUSTON - A former Harris County Prosecutor fired for allegedly leaking information about a prominent Houstonian is now running for judge and telling voters she "did nothing wrong". "I knew it was going to come out, at some point, and I think it will backfire," said Kate Ferrell, a U.S....
Feds clawing back rent relief funds from programs slow to give out the money — with Texas leading the pack
The federal government is clawing back rent relief funds from city, county and state programs that have been slow to disburse the aid to renters. Six of the 14 programs that have already been forced to return money are in Texas — a sign of how the main Congressional measure passed to support renters and landlords impacted financially by the pandemic has in many cases failed to connect billions of dollars in aid nationwide with those who need it.
Texas Republican Rep. Dan Crenshaw was booed and heckled Monday night during a town hall event in Montgomery County, just north of Houston, after snapping at a young girl who asked him about a quote he said on a podcast and accusing her of questioning his religious faith. Video of…
Regarding “New Texas elections law, decried as vote suppression, leads to record number of rejected mail ballot applications,” (Jan. 15): Facts: I am an elder voter and have lived in Texas for over 50 years. I completed and submitted a mail ballot application in accordance with the terms of application as I have done in past years. I received call that submission by driver’s license number, rather than last 4 digits of social security number, was insufficient. The reason given was that the new Texas law requires that you must submit the particular identification number that was on your original registration. The original registration number utilized is not on the voter registration card. The original registration number utilized is not reflected on the look-up data presented by the Texas Secretary of State Office when you verify that you are correctly registered to vote, which you may verify by using any of various criteria, including VUID/TDL/Other/and Date of Birth. The information presented by the Texas Secretary of State Office does not indicate which number was used when registered, which is required. The result is that every voter has to call the Texas Secretary of State to determine how to complete the vote by mail application. What nonsense. I am thankful that the Harris County elections office called, left a message and advised that I must use the last for four digits of social security and refile my application. This is no way to promote democratic voting rights. Citizens will react.
The race for the Texas attorney general's seat is going to be one to watch in 2022. Three candidates of that hotly-contested race made their way to Houston.
The city of Pasadena is looking to bolster neighborhoods’ efforts to make it a better place and has more than $100,000 do so. The Neighborhood Matching Grant Program is designed to assist neighborhoods with beautification projects and help underwrite some expenses for special events. “The grant program began in...
A studio apartment is a good option for those who don't need a ton of space - but it's not cheap in Houston.
A Houston physician who resigned her provisional privileges at Houston Methodist Hospital after being suspended for using social media to spread what the hospital called "dangerous misinformation which is not based in science," is suing the hospital, according to Fox 26 Houston. Mary Bowden, MD, an ear, nose and throat...
HISD Board of Education Elects New Officers for 2022 and Approves Interlocal Agreement with Prairie View A&M
This past Thursday, January 13th, the Houston Independent School District (HISD) Board of Education elected new officers for 2022. Outgoing board president Patricia Allen transferred the gavel to District VIII Trustee Judith Cruz, who was unanimously selected as board president. Remaining officers elected for 2022 are: First Vice President Elizabeth...
HOUSTON — Gov. Greg Abbott picked up some major endorsements from housing and construction groups in Houston on Tuesday. Eighteen statewide and Houston trade groups announced their support for Abbott during his campaign stop at Road Runner Moving & Storage in southwest Houston. The location was no accident. The...
HOUSTON (KIAH) — COVID-19 cases in Houston and the Harris County area continue to skyrocket. As of January 18, the new record high of 18,878 cases are being reported in the local seven-day average. New cases topped 6,320 new cases Tuesday alone. Additionally, METRO is reporting more than a...
HOUSTON — On Irvington Boulevard, there's a new place to keep kids off the street and teach them life lessons in Houston. "To have the mayor involved and the city is a beautiful thing," said 4 Corners Boxing Gym coach Danny Grandy. "It's a beautiful support system." The 4...
HOUSTON (TND) — Houston Methodist Hospital previously suspended Dr. Mary Bowden for spreading "misinformation" about COVID-19, and now the Texas doctor is launching a lawsuit in retaliation. Bowden, who runs a private practice as an ear, nose, and throat specialist, announced the lawsuit on Monday, according to KRIV News.