Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee Announces the Awarding of a $147,044 grant to ‘Healthcare for the homeless’ in Houston

Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee announced today that the Health Resources and Services Administration Program awarded a grant in the amount of $147,044 to ‘Healthcare for the Homeless’ in the city of Houston. The grant will help provide aid to homeless ...

Texas Adds 306,900 Jobs Over the Year

Texas' seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 3.9 percent in December and remains below the U.S. unemployment rate of 4.1 percent. The Texas economy added 306,900 seasonally adjusted nonfarm jobs over the year, including 400 jobs added in December. Annual employment ...

Feds Say Texas Illegally Failed to Educate Students with Disabilities

A U.S. Department of Education investigation concluded Thursday that Texas violated federal law by failing to ensure students with disabilities were properly evaluated and provided with an adequate public education.

Trump Administration Ended Protected Status for 250,000 Salvadorans

President Donald Trump's administration is significantly scaling back the number of immigrants granted what's known as Temporary Protected Status, which allows them to live and work legally in the US.

Gymnastics Doctor's Victims Speak, As Simone Biles Says She Was Also Abused

Nearly 90 women who allege they were sexually assaulted by a former USA Gymnastics doctor plan to speak about the abuse during a four-day sentencing hearing.

Real Political Change Starts Locally: Meet Brennen Dunn

At this very moment on Twitter or Facebook, there is a thread of people debating on who should run for President in 2020. They’re going to list the names of celebrities, billionaire donors, and countless other people that have never ...

Prison Rights Groups Allege Mistreatment Of African-American Muslims

Prisoner rights groups are concerned that Jewish and Muslim inmates have been denied legally-mandated religious accommodations. But they’re focusing on two inmates who were placed in solitary confinement in the Ramsey unit with no charges or disciplinary hearing.

Mayor: Passage of pension reform continues to boost city financial rating

The S&P Global Ratings service today raised Houston’s financial outlook to “AA stable” from “AA negative” in recognition of a $1 billion bond that reforms the city’s pension systems.

Babysitting Can Help Girls from Becoming Victims

Young women and teen girls have always had it tough and the recent Hollywood scandals illustrate the types of problems women have had to face not only in entertainment but in many other industries as well. There is however a ...

Statement by Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee on her Opposition to the Continuing Resolution

Jackson Lee: “This is not a spending bill but an affirmation of Republicans’ inability to govern, at a time when so many Americans are hurting, and with so many Dreamers trapped in a web of uncertainty and living in fear.”

Nineteen Dr. Joseph Graham Fellows to attend national March for Life

Texas Right to Life is proud to send 19 Dr. Joseph Graham Fellows to the national March for Life in Washington, D.C., Friday, January 19, to commemorate the 45th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision which legalized abortion-on-demand in ...

H-E-B Announces 2018 Excellence in Education School District and Early Childhood Finalists and Recognizes Outstanding Public School Boards

H-E-B announced today that eight school districts, five early childhood facilities and five public school boards have been selected as finalists for the retailer’s 17th annual 2018 Excellence in Education Awards program.

Will 2020 Contenders Put Democrats In a Bind On DACA?

As battles over immigration and government spending advance with no solution in sight, Senate Democrats are being forced to decide whether they'd support a short-term measure to avert a government shutdown -- even if it doesn't include protections for the ...

Mom Wants Teacher Fired For Telling Her Son He Might Be Lynched

A white teacher in Ohio who told a black boy student that his classmates will form a mob and lynch him if he doesn’t “get on task” is not going to be fired nor suspended.

New Alliance Mentors Black Women in Business World

The Black Women’s Leadership Alliance is hosting a DreamWeek event that underscores their mission to strengthen leadership among professional black women.