Harris County Clerk to Step Down

After just 16 months on the job, Harris County Clerk Diana Trautman has announced she is stepping down, effective May 31. 

State Taking Control of Harvey Housing Recovery Dollars

The Texas General Land Office has notified Houston that it will be taking over the multi-million-dollar program to repair Houston homes damaged...

Court Dismisses Challenge to Harris County Stay-at-Home Order

Updated April 10, 2020: State and local parks are closed for Easter weekend throughout Texas. Local officials in...

OTC Cancels Annual Conference in Houston, Looks Toward 2021

The Offshore Technology Conference will not be held in Houston this year due to concerns about COVID-19.  The conference...

Houston Methodist Is First in U.S. to Transfuse Plasma to Treat COVID-19

After receiving approval from the FDA on Saturday, Houston Methodist Hospital became the first academic medical center in the nation to transfuse...

Harris County Implements Compassionate Release of Inmates, Extends Stay-at-Home Order

Today Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo announced the release of about 1,000 nonviolent inmates from the Harris County Jail in hopes of...

Houston and Harris County Issue Stay-at-Home Order

Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo announced a stay-at-home order for Houston and Harris County on Tuesday morning during a press conference. 

Will the Offshore Technology Conference Be Canceled After SXSW?

With the cancelation of SXSW and CERAWeek amid coronavirus concerns, oil and gas leaders and professionals are wondering if it will affect...

Fears of Coronavirus Stir Up Racism in Houston, but They Don’t Have To

Right after the Chinese New Year at the end of January, rumors flew of possible coronavirus cases in Houston’s Chinatown. Although the...

Houston Plant Explosion Reminds City of Danger of Lack of Zoning

Last Friday, an explosion at the Watson Grinding and Manufacturing plant in Northwest Houston rocked residents out of their beds in the...

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