Mosquito control is serious business in Harris County, Texas. The county, which includes Houston, stretches across 1,777 square miles and is the third most populous county in the U.S. The area’s warm, muggy climate and snaking system of bayous provide…
By Kenya Downs
New research from Sociological Science suggests that white flight has been replaced with white avoidance, contributing to gradual re-segregation of American cities.
By Corinne Segal
Vanessa Angelica Villarreal writes about growing up in Texas, cultural assimilation and the myths of her Mexican family's history.
A popular cereal, a brand-name soda or frozen food in the freezer -- these are examples of "environmental print" and they are often some of the first words children learn.
By PBS NewsHour
Around the nation, cities that take in refugees face the challenge of how to educate young people who speak little or no English. The NewsHour’s April Brown visits Houston, now the most diverse city in the U.S., where Las Americas…
By PBS NewsHour
This election, Ohio voters said no to legalizing marijuana, Houston voters defeated an ordinance to curb LGBT discrimination and San Francisco voters refused to limit how often homeowners can rent out rooms. Stuart Rothenberg of The Rothenberg & Gonzales Political…
By Juan Lozano, Associated Press
Houston Mayor Annise Parker has rallied supporters of a defeated ordinance that would have established nondiscrimination protections for gay and transgender people in the city, telling them the fight isn’t over.
By Christina A. Cassidy, Associated Press
The governor's race in Kentucky and a school-funding battle in Mississippi are among the top races Tuesday in what otherwise is a relatively low-key, off-year election cycle.
By Rialda Zukic
Heavy rains have drenched parts of Texas since Friday causing highways to shut down and a train to derail on Saturday. Now, the storm, which was caused partly by remains of Hurricane Patricia, is expected to head southwest toward Louisiana,…
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