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While Reverend Willie Davis has pastored in his hometown of Houston for much of his adult life, the crime that he’s been seeing here lately reminds him of four turbulent years he spent ministering on the Southside of Chicago ...

A Montrose drinking establishment might have been the first LGBTQ+ bar in America to have served as a presidential polling place on Election Day. Buddy’s, a gay bar at 2409 Grant Street, welcomed about 200 voters on Tuesday, said Christopher Barry, the bar’s owner. Voters were treated to music by DJ Melle Mel on the back patio, music on the jukebox inside, and an impromptu drag show by Joy to the Polls ...

Ed Young, founding and senior pastor of Fellowship Church, is challenging churches across the U.S. to reopen their doors, warning that the spiritual ramifications of refusing to meet outweigh the hype of the coronavirus pandemic ...

One Houston doctor is fighting for a drug combination with which she has successfully treated over 350 Covid-19 patients. She says that given in the early stages of the virus, the drug is an effective treatment and can also be given as a prophylaxis for high risk patients. Stella Immanuel, MD, is a primary care physician who runs an urgent care and pediatric clinic and also works in ...

Finding unity in shared Christian values, not racial division or political posturing, was the message that undergirded the recent Pastors' Breakfast hosted by the Texas Pastor Council on July 9, 2020, in Pearland, TX. Pastors of "every color, every corner" of central and north Brazoria County and region, and area elected officials and law enforcement leaders participated in the Pastors' Critical Issues Briefing that included ...

After attending the George Floyd funeral in Houston on Tuesday, the Harris County Commissioners Court approved several new studies and policies related to law enforcement in the state’s largest county. The proposals were mostly unveiled late last Friday in a 4-page supplemental/emergency agenda that included eight police-related items proposed by Commissioner Rodney Ellis (D-Pct. 1), along with related proposals from ...

Less than 72 hours after Houston's annual public expression of "Pride," Harris County's leadership took action some consider historic - a non-discrimination policy specifically protecting lesbian-gay-bisexual, and transgender employees. "The message it sends out is that we may be deep in the heart of Dixie, we may be in the reddest of red states, but we are sensitive, we are inclusive, and we want people to be who they are," said Commissioner Rodney Ellis, Precinct 1.

Opponents of the measure sited both the absence of grievances from current LGBTQ employees and the county attorney's belief that existing anti-harassment rules offer adequate protection without opening up a fresh avenue for lawsuits ...

On May 7, several areas in the region experienced widespread street flooding and some isolated structural flooding. The folks in Kingwood once again were hit hardest. There was widespread street and some structural flooding. Much the flooding was due to both the extraordinary amount of rainfall and poor maintenance by the City of its drainage infrastructure. But the worst concentration of structural flooding occurred in two subdivisions, Elm Grove and North Kingwood Forest and raises other significant issues about how new development affects flooding.

Recently a new development was started immediately to the north and west of these two subdivisions. Prior to the start of the development, the land was heavily wooded. Stormwater flowed from north to south and west to east through this property into ...

First Liberty Institute and attorneys with the law firm Baker Botts
today filed a lawsuit in Montgomery County District Court claiming the city of Magnolia
broke the law when city leaders singled out churches and non-profits with excessive
water fees. The churches represented in the petition are Magnolia Bible Church,
Magnolia’s First Baptist Church, and Believers Fellowship.

You can read the petition here.