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Normalistas, once again

Normalistas, once again

In the first two years of Enrique Peña Nieto’s administration, 9,612 people have gone missing. The 43 normalistas from Ayoztinapa are not an isolated tragedy. They are, however, the most recent chapter of a community that has long fought for their rights against political corruption.…

Biggest Gang in Town – This Week in Police Aggression

Biggest Gang in Town – This Week in Police Aggression

Will Juventino Castro be the 289th consecutive no-bill for out-of-control cops by Harris County grand juries? Will HPD's 10-year shooting and winning spree continue? I guess we'll find out tomorrow.…

Buffalo Bayou – Memorial Park Demonstration Project

Buffalo Bayou – Memorial Park Demonstration Project

Houstonians have always been in a constant fight with water -- trying to extract it, contain it, drain it, or control its flow.…

Eyes on the Prize?

Eyes on the Prize?

Congress, the White House, and all of your elected officials have actually been quite busy bringing tar sands to US refineries. If you keep your eye on the pipeline, you will be distracted and fall prey to a well-orchestrated choreography known as Sleight of Hand. …

A Dreamer Deferred: Obama and Immigration

A Dreamer Deferred: Obama and Immigration

Obama's Immigration Accountability Executive Action is little more than political theater designed to divide Republicans while punting on real, lasting, meaningful reform.…

And the Losers Are…

And the Losers Are…

It would have been nice to hear actual debate on fundamental disagreements on issues, but instead we became the viewing audience at a elaborately produced play paid for and choreographed by PACs and rich people. Every few years, the audience gets to vote, choosing between a party that proudly proclaims empty nationalist rhetoric, and a party that stands weakly and ambivalently for some things that matter.…

UNCENSORED — Full Text of Jonathan Guajardo’s Letter to the Baytown Sun

My name is Jonathan Guajardo. I am a student at Baylor University, graduate of Goose Creek Memorial High School, and former Head Coach of the Baytown National Hispanic Institute group.…

The Browning of Baytown Has Already Begun

The Browning of Baytown Has Already Begun

Baytown parents and educators heckle students who defend popular GCISD superintendent Dr. Salvador Cavasos as the board votes to fire him.…

Your Douchey Response to People Protesting the Police

Your Douchey Response to People Protesting the Police

Text and Photos By Nick Cooper You hear the voices in the…

Is the Denton Fracking Ban an Environmental Justice Victory?

Is the Denton Fracking Ban an Environmental Justice Victory?

On November 4, a 59-to-41 percent landslide made Denton the first city in Texas to ban fracking.…

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