Category Archives: Texas

The TSU Riot, 50 years later

The TSU Riot of 1967 was a formative experience for many Houstonians swept up in the vast social changes of the ’60s. Fifty years later, though, a lack of historical markers or public recognition of the incident, official or otherwise, represents a kind of collective shrug towards reconciling that past. Local and national newspapers, including… Read More »

Supreme Court rejects Texas voter ID appeal

The Supreme Court said Monday it will not hear an appeal of a lower court’s ruling striking down a Texas law requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls, effectively killing one of the strictest such laws in the nation. The law, passed in 2011, required voters to show one of seven acceptable forms… Read More »