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Houstonian Tales: MyDolls

Houstonian Tales: MyDolls

In today’s music landscape, there are subgenres of female fronted punk acts, and it seems as normal as pretty much any other group going. But, in the late seventies, while everyone was thinking about how progressive they were, Houston’s MyDolls literally changed what people think of punk music…

Debate Opens on Texas’ Latest Anti-Abortion Efforts

Debate Opens on Texas’ Latest Anti-Abortion Efforts

Illustration by Marini van Smirren   Last June, the Supreme Court struck…

Free Press Houston to Host Town Hall Forum on Protecting Marginalized Communities

Free Press Houston to Host Town Hall Forum on Protecting Marginalized Communities

Free Press Houston will host a town hall forum focused on discussing…

Fitzgerald’s Causes Firestorm Over Racial Slur-Filled Email

Fitzgerald’s Causes Firestorm Over Racial Slur-Filled Email

Houston producer TrakkSounds, also known as Garrett Brown, took to Twitter on…

Houstonian Tales: Bucky Thuerwachter

Houstonian Tales: Bucky Thuerwachter

While there are plenty of names who helped make that possible, the best bearer of the flame is possibly Bucky Thuerwachter formerly of the booking collective Hands Up Houston. The guys behind the collective changed how agents looked at Houston, and helped pave the way for the thriving scene we have here today…

We Should Give Donald Trump the Astrodome

We Should Give Donald Trump the Astrodome

Illustration: Shelby Hohl   I’m dead serious.   Houston has been struggling…

Important Voices: The Issue of Human Trafficking

Important Voices: The Issue of Human Trafficking

It’s been a few years since we as a paper addressed the issue of human trafficking, although it has never left our minds or office dialog. In the past we’ve written multiple articles questioning entities such as Village Voice Media, Backpage.com, and the Houston Press in what we viewed as their participatory role in perpetuating sex trafficking in our community.…

Where’s Mayor Turner’s Declaration of Houston as a Sanctuary City?

Where’s Mayor Turner’s Declaration of Houston as a Sanctuary City?

Donald Trump is president-elect. He really is. I double checked and everything. Down is up, rats are fish, and Smashing Pumpkins are eligible for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next year. This shit is officially bananas!…

A Houston Icon: Remembering Barbara Jordan

A Houston Icon: Remembering Barbara Jordan

Houstonians and non-Houstonians alike complain that Houston has no distinct character. We…

Uber Regulations Change, But At What Cost?

Uber Regulations Change, But At What Cost?

Today Mayor Sylvester Turner revealed at a press conference that the City of…

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