Category Archives: Houston

This payday loan blog post is for you, Greg Abbott and Rod Aycox

I’m pleased that Houston joined the other big Texas cities in passing an ordinance to provide some sort of check on the terrible payday and title loan industry that has sprouted in our state. I believe passionately in the need … Continue reading

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All for Access, Access for All

It became clear, sitting in the Texas capitol surrounded by new friends in orange this summer, that we’re starting to do things differently around here. Smaller reproductive justice organizations like NARAL Pro-Choice Texas, Lilith Fund, and Jane’s Due Process dedicated … Continue reading

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The Woodland Park Settlement

Back in June, developers razed nearly an acre of Woodland Park to give their new town homes a better view of the grounds leading toward the bayou. The city announced a settlement yesterday, finalized on August 15th, wherein the developers … Continue reading

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Remedial Four-Way Stop

It has come to my attention, Houston, that you willfully ignore standard rules of the road when storms knock power out to traffic signals. In order for the world not to devolve into total chaos, please refresh your familiarity with … Continue reading

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Victory on #SB5 and What Comes Next

(See update at the end of this post for news about 2nd special session calls to action.) The past few months have been amazing—the initial stirrings of the Texas Spring. But you know how, so often, you get that unseasonal … Continue reading

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