At a meeting that was underway Thursday, the Houston Independent School District discussed changing the school mascot at four schools because the mascots have been deemed to be racially or culturally offensive to some.
People in Houston's deaf community are reacting to reports that a fake sign language interpreter was used during Tuesday's televised memorial service honoring former South African President Nelson Mandela.
Texas legislators open their 140-day session, poised to debate how to pay for public schools, decide whether to drug test unemployment recipients and possibly confront a mounting water crisis under the strain of a rapidly growing population.
Travelers facing canceled flights finally head to their holiday destinations after a widespread snowstorm that dumped more than a foot of snow in parts of the Midwest moved across the Great Lakes toward Canada.
It's considered one of the longest election ballots in Harris County history. And, voters are being encouraged to study up on all of the contested races, propositions and bond referendums before showing up to cast their ballots.
As President Barack Obama prepared to give his nomination speech, Democratic National Convention delegates, including many from Houston, were still buzzing about the fiery speech delivered by former President Bill Clinton.