Unions Support Bill That Would Provide $5,000 Raise to Texas Teachers

The presidents of two teacher unions in Texas are supporting a bill introduced this week in the Legislature that would give a $5,000 raise to teachers and also criticized merit based pay in public education.

Houston Food Bank Encourages Federal Workers to Visit Pantries for Assistance

The Houston Food Bank is hoping unpaid federal workers visit one of 600 pantry locations across the area if they need help feeding their families.

An Increasing Number Of Families In Houston Suburbs Aren’t Vaccinating Their Kids

While most Texas school children do get the required vaccines needed to enter school, an increasing number of parents are choosing not to vaccinate their children. In some areas, that trend is threatening the vaccination rates needed to keep diseases ...

Why the 2020 Census Matters

A federal judge in New York has blocked the Trump administration from adding a question about citizenship to the 2020 Census.

Young Students Showcase Passion and Wisdom at 23rd Annual Foley Gardere MLK Jr. Oratory Competition

Lockhart Elementary Nyla Johnson has won the 23rd Annual Foley Gardere MLK Jr. Oratory Competition.

Power Line Work Prompts Bus Shuttles Along Green and Purple Lines Tuesday

On Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019, METRORail service will be modified along the Green and Purple lines beginning at 9 p.m. until the end of service due to high-voltage power line work by Centerpoint Energy at Texas and Emancipation Avenues.

Pro Athletes to Tackle Chevron Houston Marathon, Aramco Houston Half Marathon

A tantalizing mix of veterans, newcomers, speed and savvy will be on display at the Chevron Houston Marathon and Aramco Houston Half Marathon on Sunday, as top international fields of professional athletes join 25,733 other runners in tackling the streets ...

Community Highlight: Houston's New Emerging Faith Leaders of 2019

Pastor LaShanda Gary, Pastor Kareem Jackson, Apostle Eminent Tony Ervin, Pastor Andre AJ Jones and Pastor Marcus Whittaker are gearing up to save souls one community and a time.

Strong Case

The 2018-19 NBA season has started off with a bang, but no louder sound can be heard than that of starting shooting guard for the Houston Rockets, James Harden. Yes, I know that there has been plenty of stories and ...

New Ride Sharing Service Debuts Between Houston and Austin

High-tech hitchhiking has arrived in Texas. Austin startup Hitch offers a ride-sharing service connecting people driving between Houston and Austin with people needing rides. Here's how it works: Someone with a 2003-or-newer vehicle who is planning to drive between Houston ...

Transformation Coach Evelyn Wilson, Talks About Her Life-Changing Experiences & Being Intentional

New York-based millennial lifestyle blogger, entrepreneur and global transformation coach Evelyn Wilson sparks hope within the community with her voice of transparency as she drops pounds in front of her followers. Wilson, a native Houstonian, is dedicated to a committed ...

Houston Real Estate Market Breaks Records

Houston’s housing market shattered records in 2018, despite lingering effects from Hurricane Harvey and concerns that began late in the year over rising interest rates.

Texas Teen’s Wing Sauce Business Is Hot Stuff

Tyla-Simone Crayton isn't your typical 15-year-old. She may be in tenth grade, but when she isn't at school, she runs her own company. After her favorite chicken wing spot closed, the Ridge Point High School student tried to replicate the ...

Texans Come Up Short Against the Colts Ending Their 2018 Season

“I think this organization has a very bright future. We have a great young quarterback. We’ve got a lot of really great guys in the locker room. They have a passion for the game. We just didn’t get it done ...

Harris County Commissioners Court Requests Plan for Equitable Distribution of Flood Bond Funds and a Study for a Minimum Wage Increase for County Employees at First Meeting This Year

A number of issues — including flood bond equity, a proposal to consider Election Day vote centers and minimum wage increase to $15 an hour for county employees — was discussed at the first Commissioners Court meeting of 2019, which ...