Tropical disease specialists are most concerned about impoverished urban areas along the Gulf Coast, where the numbers of the mosquito that spreads Zika are expected to spike.
Torrential rains have inundated central and west Texas these last few weeks, leaving large sections of Fort Bend County underwater. Residents have evacuated, but more rain is expected as the weather pattern begins to turn toward Houston. Hari Sreenivasan talks…
By Carrie Feibel, Houston Public Media
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 A. 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.
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