May 27, 2013 12:14 pm
Local Artists Struggle To Find Affordable Health Care
Houston is home to both the biggest medical center in the country and one its richest arts communities, but those groups don't always get along. For many local artists, finding affordable healthcare is a constant stressor. They struggle to find ways to cope, from working part-time jobs with benefits to going without health insurance altogether.
May 20, 2013 5:30 am
Friends Of The American Latino Museum Hold First Town Hall In Houston
The friends of the American Latino Museum chose Houston as the site of their first informational town hall. Over a hundred people gathered at Rice University to talk about the proposed plan to build a museum on the National Mall devoted to Latino history and culture. Brenda Salinas spoke to representatives from the group about the status of the project.
May 13, 2013 10:59 am
Why Texas Summer Camps Attract Kids Across The Country
As the school year comes to a close, parents look to summer camps to keep their kids entertained. For those campsites, it's the eleventh hour. They're hurrying to put the final touches on their program before they open their doors for the summer.
May 6, 2013 10:53 am
Rice Students Make A Better Cup Of Space Coffee
Since the days of the Apollo Program, astronauts have been complaining about the coffee. For consumption in space, it comes freeze dried in aluminum pouches, and the taste isn't very good. A group of engineering students from Rice University set out to make space station more like the real thing. It turns out their design may be useful on the International Space Station for more than just a cup of joe.
April 29, 2013 5:05 pm
Furry Friends Help Rice Students De-Stress During Finals
Finals are a source of stress for many university students this time of year. Schools have been offering extended library hours and extra counseling sessions for a long time, but some colleges are coming up with quirky ways to help students tackle exams.
April 17, 2013 3:21 pm
Alley Theater Announces $73 Million Renovation To 'Ensure The Theatre's Future'
The Alley Theater announced plans to renovate its iconic downtown building. The renovations will bring changes to the lobby and to the theatre's main stage.
April 15, 2013 11:31 am
Houston Students Celebrate Latino Culture Through Mariachi Music
Students in Patrick Henry Middle School in Northeast Houston can learn traditional Mexican music as part of their curriculum. The style of music is called Mariachi. It's full of energy and conflicting emotions — and it's giving the school's predominately Latino students a way to explore their roots.
April 10, 2013 11:46 am
US Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee Sits With Students To Discuss Gun Violence
Before flying to Washington to advocate for a vote on gun legislation, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson made a pit stop in Southeast Houston to meet with local teachers and students.
March 28, 2013 4:32 pm
Cuban Border Crossers Make Houston Their Home
Last year the number of Cuban immigrants coming to Texas jumped by 60 percent. Recent changes in Cuban law make it easier for people to travel to South America. From there, they can reach the American border on land.
March 19, 2013 4:30 pm
Should Hospitals Have Facebook Pages?
The Texas Medical Center has been generating a lot of buzz on Facebook lately. And a new study, published in the American Journal of Hospital Quality, suggests they're right on track.
March 1, 2013 4:40 pm
Barrel Racers Compete For Cash Prizes
The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo brings in cowboys and cowgirls from all over the country. Women compete in the sport of barrel racing, where they trace a pattern on horseback against the clock for prize money. Brenda Salinas met one of these riders competing for the grand prize of 50,000
February 22, 2013 5:53 pm
View our 2013 Go Texan Day Slideshow
In honor of Go Texan Day, visiting Kroc Fellow Brenda Salinas went into the community to document the dress and the style of our fellow Houstonians.
August 15, 2011 9:13 pm
Take Your Little To Work Day
A local organization steps in to help instill good work ethics to 40 middle-schoolers through sharing a workday with their adult mentors.