Meagan Flynn is a staff writer at the Houston Press who, despite covering criminal justice and other political squabbles in Harris County, drinks only one small cup of coffee per day.
23 hours ago | Bayou City
Texas House Speaker Joe Straus, among the state's foremost Republicans, has become the latest official to join a chorus of grievances against Confederate iconography in public spaces. On Tuesday, Straus submitted a letter to the Texas State Preser...
2 days ago | Bayou City
To assist those who lost their cars to Hurricane Harvey, bike donations have been pouring in through Houston Bike Share's "Keep Houston Rolling Initiative," launched earlier this month. In just two weeks, generous Houstonians have donated about 70...
2 days ago | Texas
Since inundating the Texas coast at the end of August, Hurricane Harvey has done virtually nothing good for anyone — but there's at least one group of people who are an exception: approximately 600 heat-sensitive prison inmates who, thanks to Harv...
3 days ago | Bayou City
Following a barrage of criticism lobbed at the Houston Fire Department over its response to Hurricane Harvey, Chief Samuel Peña explained in detail to the Houston Press Monday morning why he did not recall all or even most firefighters t...
5 days ago | Bayou City
It was 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, August 27: more than 18 hours since Harvey's heavy rains first began, three and a half hours since Harris County Judge Ed Emmett asked private citizens who owned boats to volunteer for rescues, two and a half hours sinc...
6 days ago | Bayou City
Mayor Sylvester Turner announced Thursday that Marvin Odum, a former Shell CEO, has been appointed the so-called "recovery czar" to lead Houston's rebuilding efforts after Hurricane Harvey. Odum had been charged with rebuilding Shell's oil and gas...