The city of Houston’s Parks and Recreation Department is legally able to hire 15-year-olds to serve as lifeguards — a move that could erase racial and wealth disparities in access to pools first brought to the city’s attention by the Houston Landing last month. They’re just not willing to. Last week, I reported that households […]
How Houston ISD Superintendent Mike Miles told Houston Landing Columnist Maggie Gordon he defines student success and his unfolding plans do not jibe
Oftentimes, children’s stories begin with an unlikely hero. “Our young protagonist — boy, girl or animal — is facing an obstacle or challenge,” says Valerie Koehler, owner of Blue Willow Bookshop, an independent bookstore tucked into a strip mall on Memorial Drive in west Houston. She’s scanning the shelves to the right of the shop’s […]
Houston only opened 23 of its city pools this year, due to a lifeguard shortage. The pools that remain closed raise questions about equal access.
This summer is on pace to be among the hottest on record for Greater Houston. The extreme temperatures can impact our mental health.
Houston cyclists die at a rate three times what you’d expect. We have to change attitudes across Houston and share the roads with empathy.
Signs across the Houston Public Library system now inform users that they can still access printers if the new cashless system proves difficult.
Tax Day Floods. Hurricane Harvey. Winter Storm Uri. The COVID-19 pandemic. Houston is constantly recovering from disasters. There must be a better way.
When the Houston Public Library moved to cashless copies and printing this June, unbanked Houstonians were left without options. That’s changing now.
East River Development in Houston’s East End raises equity concerns for longtime residents of historic neighborhoods around the Midway project.