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Race for D.A., Kim Ogg

Race for D.A., Kim Ogg

Marialuisa Rincon, Staff Writer

February 11, 2016

Kim Ogg wants to be district attorney to fix the broken justice system. Unless you are in real trouble with the law, you’re unlikely to be familiar with the role of DA. Ogg says that, “running for Harris County district attorney is applying to be CEO of the largest public law firm in Texas.” Current...

Highways vs. METRO

Ajani Stewart, Staff Writer

February 10, 2016

Houston is home to one of the most extensive highway systems in America, including the likes of Interstate-45, Interstate-610, Beltway 8, U.S.-59 and Interstate-10, which along with others, boasts over 4206 lane miles of highway. With a large proportion of Greater Houston jobs and higher education opportu...

Is Conn’s property a con?

Is Conn’s property a con?

Alyssa Foley, Editor in Chief

February 10, 2016

Houston Community College Trustee Dave Wilson filed a complaint with the District Attorney’s office against HCC Chancellor Cesar Maldonado and Chief Facilities Officer Chuck Smith back in August, for what Wilson considers fraud and misappropriation of bond funds. “The misstatements by the Chancellor...

Get 2 GB free on Google Drive, today only

Get 2 GB free on Google Drive, today only

Alyssa Foley, Editor in Chief

February 9, 2016

Use Google Drive? Get 2 GB of storage for free today in honor of Safer Internet Day 2016. By conducting a simple check up of your Google account security settings, the company will add 2 GB of cloud storage in Drive for free. Even if you participated last year, you can still get another 2 GB today. ...

Controversial MoCity campus relocates

Controversial MoCity campus relocates

Alyssa Foley, Editor in Chief

January 31, 2016

If you have ever walked through the sparsely populated halls of the Missouri City campus, you wouldn’t guess that this quiet campus is probably the most controversial Houston Community College location. On Thursday, Jan. 21, the governing board of HCC voted to sell the remaining 33-acre tract of...

Parade honors King’s legacy

Parade honors King’s legacy

Emmanuel Akinola, Staff Writer

January 31, 2016

The twenty-second annual MLK Grande Parade in Midtown Houston commemorated Martin Luther King’s birthday on Jan. 18, with tens of thousands of people attending to witness the processions through midtown, marching within blocks of Houston Community College Central’s campus. The processions consisted...

Preparing students for college

Preparing students for college

Jimmieka Mills, News Editor

January 28, 2016

The adoption of Common Core standards have been successfully implemented in 45 states in the U.S. The standards focus on English language arts and math, which are skill sets students use in other subjects. These standards are seen as crucial to the future success of students across the U.S., education...

Panel talks local control, pensions

Panel talks local control, pensions

Alyssa Foley, Editor in Chief

December 19, 2015

The Texas Tribune hosted a panel discussion with State Senators Paul Bettencourt and Sylvia Garcia on Tuesday. The ‘Houston & The Legislature: What’s Next?’ event was hosted at the George R. Brown convention center downtown. The CEO and Editor in Chief of The Texas Tribune Evan Smith modera...

Defeat of Houston LGBT-rights measure may have broad impact

Defeat of Houston LGBT-rights measure may have broad impact

DAVID CRARY and JUAN A. LOZANO, Associated Press

November 4, 2015

HOUSTON — The landslide defeat of a nondiscrimination ordinance in Houston has stunned LGBT-rights activists across the nation. They're now bracing for their opponents in other states to seize on the successful tactic of stoking fears over transgender people's access to public restrooms. By a 61-to-39-percent...

Mayor Parker says goodbye

Mayor Parker says goodbye

Marialuisa Rincon, Staff Writer

November 2, 2015

Annise Parker’s time as mayor saw our city go through an unprecedented transformation. With the citywide elections taking place tomorrow signalling the beginning of the end of her administration, we asked Annise Parker to reflect and share any parting words for the City of Houston. Parker’s office...

Downtown Walk 2 Vote, Oct 29

Downtown Walk 2 Vote, Oct 29

Egalitarian Staff Report

October 28, 2015

The University of Houston - Downtown will host a student voting movement: Walk 2 Vote on Thursday Oct. 29. The event will begin at noon at the University of Houston - Downtown, 1 Main Street, 77002, South Deck. At 2 pm, attendees will march to 1001 Preston Street for voting. The UHD and greater Houston commu...

Judge: Texas may deny birth certificates to immigrants’ kids 

Judge: Texas may deny birth certificates to immigrants’ kids 

SETH ROBBINS, Associated Press

October 22, 2015

SAN ANTONIO  — A federal judge has chosen for now not to force Texas health officials to change their stance in denying birth certificates to immigrant families with U.S- born children, saying that the families raised "grave concerns" but more evidence is needed, according to a ruling issued...

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