Principals at low-income schools often leave, but this one has stayed 17 years

May 30, 2017
Bertie Simmons, 83, now leads a $10 million endeavor at her Houston high school.
On a recent school day, Furr High School’s Principal Bertie Simmons listens to a freshman read his first essay.
Laura Isensee

Houston spends millions to woo post-Panamax ships

Aug 26, 2016
As giant ships navigate through the widened Panama canal, Houston is ready for them.
The Port of Houston’s Bayport Container Terminal features nine new cranes that can load and unload post-Panamax ships. 
Gail Delaughter/Houston Public Media

Why Houston keeps flooding

Apr 19, 2016
Flooding in and around Houston has killed at least five people and prompted mass rescues
Children play in flood waters in the Kelliwood Park neighborhood of Katy, Texas. Flooding in and around Houston has killed at least five people and prompted mass rescues. Governor Greg Abbott declared a state of disaster in nine counties.  
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Houston has a history of welcoming refugees

Jan 18, 2016
One man's story as a refugee living in Houston

In drenched Texas, the drought may be over ... or not

Jun 3, 2015
Identifying the end of a dry period can be as hard as dating the beginning of one.

Texan winks, plays 'let's make a deal' with customers

Jan 12, 2015
Houston furniture dealer ties a tidy potential refund to the price of oil.

Yee-haw! Why Houston's housing market is growing so fast

Mar 1, 2013
Why was Houston, Texas, just named the "healthiest housing market for 2013?" Realtor Thai Klam helps explain.

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Houston janitors fight for fair pay in economic boom

Jul 31, 2012
Janitors who clean the offices of some of the world's richest corporations in this Texas city are among the lowest paid in the country. They have been on strike this summer trying to raise the definition of a low-level wage.

Astrodome could get $270 million fix-up

May 24, 2012
Once touted as the Eighth Wonder of the World, the futuristic stadium might have a future as an events venue.

The fight over international flights from Houston

May 22, 2012
United Airlines hopes to reroute plans by Southwest, and stop a new international terminal from being built at Hobby Airport.