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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…

The Man Behind DAPL and His Role at Thursday’s Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission Hearing

The Man Behind DAPL and His Role at Thursday’s Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission Hearing

Photo: Fibonacci Blue / flickr   Kelcy Warren is a special kind of…

My Mind Is A Machine Gun: An Interview with Jason Friedman

My Mind Is A Machine Gun: An Interview with Jason Friedman

When describing local scenes and communities, folks tend to narrow down their…

I Don’t See Why I Can’t Have Vodka on Sunday Just Because You Love Jesus

I Don’t See Why I Can’t Have Vodka on Sunday Just Because You Love Jesus

Illustration by Shelby Hohl   I am a writer who has spent…

Why Millennials Are Good For Our Future

Why Millennials Are Good For Our Future

Let’s cut to the chase. Millennials want what everyone else wants —…

Inactive Action: Political Protests in Austin

Inactive Action: Political Protests in Austin

What can be said about a Trump protest that hasn’t already been…

Let’s Go Skate: Surfhouse

Let’s Go Skate: Surfhouse

Mentality Skateboards’ Dan MacFarlane, John Gibson formerly of Zorlac and now owner and pro at Embassy Skateboards, and Matt Niemann of Cockfight Skateboards are all customers of Surfhouse…

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