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UH Downtown parking bus

Newly released documents show that UHD spent approximately $50,000 on a failed name change that caused widespread backlash from students, faculty and alumni.

Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia wants voters to approve a bond to build another inmate processing center in downtown Houston.
Latino director debuts movie in Houston

Houston filmmaker celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month by debuting his latest film and holding an immigration panel discussion.

Members of the community gathered at Houston City Hall for a rare chance to speak directly with federal officials and voice their concern on the impact of comprehensive immigration reform locally. The hearing comes at a critical time for immigration reform supporters. After the Senate passed a bipartisan immigration bill …
City of Houston ambulance

An estimated 26.2 percent of adults in the U.S. suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder in a given year. Many cities have developed specialized emergency services for calls involving persons with mental health issues, including the City of Houston.
1st mexican film festival houston

    Recently renovated Viva Cinema will host the first Mexican Film Festival in Houston on August 16 and 17. The festival will feature Mexican box office hits that showcase Mexico’s acting and directing talent. The feature film “Aqui Entre Nos” will open to a red carpet event on Friday, …
barrio houston, El Alacran, historic

  The Texas Historical Commission has slated El Barrio Del Alacran, a historic Latino neighborhood that was demolished in the 1950’s to make room for public housing, as one of the next areas to receive a marker dedication. The Mexican Revolution of 1910 and continued industrial development led many Mexican …

    In one of the most hotly contested Houston City Council races, businessman Ben Mendez was able to utilize his February campaign start to out-fundraise his closest opponent, Leticia Ablaza, by over $67,000. “We have walked various neighborhoods and listened to the concerns of residents in District I. The …
Drug cartels use burning cars to ambush security forces

Gang members armed with high-powered weapons blocked several highways and bridges with burning vehicles in the state of Michoacán and then ambushed security forces that arrived on the scene.

  In December 2011, award-winning Katy ISD art teacher Anthony Escamilla, posted a picture of an empty woodframe on his Facebook page with the caption “Future Houston Texans Mural”. The posting kicked off what would become a two year project and turn Escamilla into a Houston social media sensation. Escamilla …