Category : Texas

Southwest / Texas - 2 months ago

Announcing the 2018 MOLLY Award Winners

Michael Grabell and Howard Berkes will receive the 2018 MOLLY National Journalism Prize for their “Sold for Parts” at a May 17 gala in Austin. Tue, May 1, 2018 at 4:24 pm CST The Texas Observer and the Texas Democracy Foundation will award Michae...

Southwest / Texas - 2 months ago

Struggle as an Adventure…

Growing up, Lamack Bates never set his mind on any particular profession, but he always desired to travel abroad. Some two decades later, his journey swiftly manifested. From crossing several state lines to serving in Iraq, Bates sums his experience...

Southwest / Texas - 2 months ago

Why some diabetics have to take insulin

When you have diabetes, it means you have too much sugar in your blood. Diabetes is a disease in which your body can’t use all the sugar that you get from food (carbohydrates). Your body turns these foods (bread, rice, pasta, milk, etc.) into sugar...

Southwest / Texas - 2 months ago

Ida B. Wells and the Lynching of Black Women

“A Woman Lynched” read a headline in The New York Times on Aug. 20, 1886. A mob had taken “Eliza Woods, colored” from a jail in Jackson, Tenn., and hanged her for supposedly poisoning her employer. The journalist Ida B. Wells protested the lynching...

Southwest / Texas - 2 months ago

Harvey recovery funds may prioritize wealthy

FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2017, file photo, floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey surround homes in Port Arthur, Texas. Advocacy groups say Texas is poised to unfairly distribute $5 billion in federal funding provided for housing repairs following...

Southwest / Texas - 2 months ago

Mayor Turner announces National Small Business Week

Mayor Sylvester Turner declared the week of April 29th to May 5th as National Small Business Week in Houston. “Today, we come together to recognize and celebrate our small business community, which is the backbone of this great city,” Mayor Turner...

Southwest / Texas - 2 months ago

More than 200 HISD teachers will soon be out of work

A spokesperson for Houston ISD confirms layoffs are beginning for teachers for the 2018-19 school year, as the district tries to make cuts for a $115 million budget shortfall. According to the Houston Federation of Teachers, between 200 and 250 te...