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Alyssa Foley, Editor in Chief

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Controversial MoCity campus relocates

A computer rendering of what the new Missouri City campus off Texas Parkway will look like when in opens in March 2017.

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

Mounted Baffalo Soldiers trot down parade route in the 2016 MLK Parade.

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

Katerina Maylock, writes on the board as she teaches a college test preparation class. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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

The Texas Tribune hosted the ‘Houston & The Legislature: What’s Next?’ panel discussion on Tuesday at the George R. Brown convention center. Left is Moderator Evan Smith, CEO & Editor in Chief of The Texas Tribune. Center is Republican State Senator Paul Bettencourt. Right is  Democratic State Senator Sylvia Garcia.

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

In this Oct. 21 photo, a man urges people to vote against the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance outside an early voting center in Houston. On Tuesday, Nov. 3, voters statewide can give themselves tax breaks, pump billions of dollars into roads and make hunting and fishing constitutional rights by supporting seven amendments to the Texas Constitution on Tuesday's ballot. And Houston will choose a new mayor and decide whether to extend nondiscrimination protections to its gay and transgender residents in a referendum being watched nationally.

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

Outgoing Mayor Annise Parker spoke about her time as mayor.

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 

In this Sept. 16, a woman who said she entered the country illegally, shows in Sullivan City, Texas, the foot prints of her daughter who was born in the United State but was denied a birth certificate. 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

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...

Gates Forum talks reform

Gwen Ifill moderated at debate for PBS Newshour at the Gates Learning Forum in Seattle. Left is Bill Gates, center is Melinda Gates, right is Gwen Ifill.

Jimmieka Mills and Marialuisa Rincon

October 21, 2015

SEATTLE —  “Both the Gates and French Families instilled the values of volunteerism and civic engagement. Our families believed that if life happens to bless you, you should use those gifts as wisely as you can.” Wherever you go in Seattle, you’ll find someone welcoming you to the Pacific...

White House threatens to veto ‘sanctuary cities’ bill

In this Oct. 2 photo, President Barack Obama takes questions from members of the media in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington. Buried in the 1,915-page defense policy bill are major changes that could affect more than 1 million members of the military and their families. Obama has threatened to veto the legislation as part of a larger budget debate on Capitol Hill.


October 20, 2015

WASHINGTON  — The White House is threatening to veto Senate legislation cracking down on "sanctuary cities" that shield residents from federal immigration authorities. The Senate is holding a procedural vote on the legislation Tuesday. The bill by Louisiana Sen. David Vitter would punish jurisdictions...

Texas cuts off Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood

In this July 28, photo, Erica Canaut, center, cheers as she and other anti-abortion activists rally on the steps of the Texas Capitol in Austin, Texas, to condemn the use in medical research of tissue samples obtained from aborted fetuses. Texas announced Monday, Oct. 19, that it was cutting off Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood clinics following undercover videos of officials discussing fetal tissue, potentially triggering a legal fight like the one unfolding in neighboring Louisiana.

WILL WEISSERT, Associated Press

October 20, 2015

AUSTIN, Texas  — Texas announced Monday it was cutting off Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood clinics following undercover videos that featured discussions about fetal tissue, potentially triggering a court fight like one unfolding in neighboring Louisiana. Texas health officials sent a letter...

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