Category : Southwest

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...

Southwest / Texas - 2 months ago

Chris Rock says Rihanna put him in the ‘Uncle Zone’

Rihanna sure didn’t have love on the brain when Chris Rock attempted to flirt with her. The comedian was on “The Tonight Show” Tuesday with Adam Sandler to promote their new Netflix movie “The Week Of” when host Jimmy Fallon mentioned he had seen...

Southwest / Texas - 2 months ago

No wonder for Cypress Springs girls

The Cypress Springs High School girls’ track and field squad has been a state powerhouse in Texas for the better part of a decade. Sophomore Wonders Oguejiofor just wanted to belong. Oguejiofor earned three gold medals in the high jump, 800-meter...

Southwest / Texas - 2 months ago

Red State: Does Socialism Have a Future in Texas?

Democratic Socialists of America members are pushing progressive local policies, organizing disaster relief and running Sanders-style candidates — all in the GOP’s top stronghold. Mon, Apr 30, 2018 at 6:13 am CST Democratic Socialists of America...