Category : Southwest

Southwest / Texas - 1 year ago

Ten to watch in 2018

The new year is here and all across the country, people have begun making big moves. Check out these ten to watch on the local and national levels. Mayor Sylvester Turner Of course, Houston’s mayor tops the list. In the second year of his four-yea...

Southwest / Texas - 1 year ago

Educator and activist Nellye Punch remembered

Nellye J. Punch, a teacher, education advocate and noted Fifth Ward volunteer, died on Dec. 25 at age 96. A memorial service will be held Saturday, Jan. 6 at 11 a.m. at Pinecrest Presbyterian Church, 4913 Market St. Mrs. Punch taught thousands of...

Southwest / Texas - 1 year ago

Side hustles you can start with no money

Starting a business is often a pricey ordeal, but no- to low-cost ideas exist for aspiring entrepreneurs with unique and marketable talent. Take inventory of the skills you already possess, recommends Holly Reisem Hanna, founder of career blog The...

Southwest / Texas - 1 year ago

Justice Department revokes Obama-era marijuana policy

Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced on Thursday that he’s rescinding a marijuana policy from President Barack Obama’s administration that gave states a free hand to decriminalize weed, CNNreported. This signals a return to enforcement of str...

Southwest / Texas - 1 year ago

Trump dismantles Voter Fraud Commission

President Donald Trump dissolved his voter fraud commission in the face of several lawsuits and widespread criticism, the Washington Post reported. But the fight against the president’s efforts to limit voting rights continues. “While we are grati...

Southwest / Texas - 1 year ago

Cowboys look to build on a year of disappointment

(Photo Credit: Keith Allison from Hanover, MD, USA (Dez Bryant, Dak Prescott) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons) By Dwain Price FRISCO — Another season of high expectations for the Dallas Cowboys fell way short of its goal. Trying to ride the...

Southwest / Texas - 1 year ago

Somewhere It Hides a Well

Learning to look past borderland tropes in Presidio. Thu, Jan 4, 2018 at 10:39 am CST A stock pond provides much-needed water for animals on a ranch next to the U.S.-Mexico border near Ruidosa. Sasha Von OldershausenThe photograph, taken in 1975,...

Southwest / Texas - 1 year ago

After Harvey, how should Houston grow?

For years, coverage of any national news story based in Houston was suffused with a tone of astonished revulsion, as if the reporters descending on the city had discovered a barely habitable wasteland in southeast Texas. “This place is a hellhole,...