Tag: Houston (Tex)

What Makes an American?

One man likens immigrants to snakes, frets that they will never “go back to their huts,” and insists that they threaten “jobs, wages, housing, schools, tax bills” and more. Another sees a “Hispanic invasion,” fears that it will bring the “cultural and ethnic replacement of Americans,” and warns that the foreign influx endangers “our way […]

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A Texas Congressional Seat Just Got Very Competitive

The announcement that a Houston-area Republican congressman is retiring has set up what could be one of the most closely contested House races in the country and provided a glimpse of how much more competitive parts of Texas have become. Representative Pete Olson, first elected in 2008, announced on Thursday that he would not seek […]

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‘Nobody Opened the Door’: Neighbors Rally During an ICE Raid in Houston

HOUSTON — The immigration raid early Monday morning at the El Paraiso Apartments in Houston was not exactly a major victory for immigration enforcement. It was foiled, in part, by 19-year-old Kaylin Garcia. Shortly before 7 a.m. Monday, Ms. Garcia was sitting in her car near her family’s apartment, in a largely Hispanic section of […]

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How Moon-Landing Tapes Found in a $218 Batch Could Fetch $1 Million

The Apollo 11 moon walk wasn’t the first broadcast sent from space, but in geographic reach, it was the most astonishing. Microwave links, satellites and landlines carried images of Neil Armstrong’s steps around the globe from Australia and the United States to Japan and Europe, even parts of the Eastern Bloc, in virtually real time. […]

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Woman Required to Cover Up on American Airlines Flight Says Race Was a Factor

A Texas doctor says her race was a factor when she was briefly removed from a recent American Airlines flight and required to cover herself with a blanket before being allowed back on the plane. Dr. Tisha Rowe, who identifies as African-American and Caribbean-American, posted a widely shared tweet about the episode, including a selfie […]

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The ‘Texas Miracle’ Missed Most of Texas

LONGVIEW, Tex. — On the eastern plains of Texas, local leaders are trying to stop the bleeding of talent to the bright lights of Dallas and Austin. They are sprucing up downtown, completing 10 miles of walking trails, investing in parks and schools and making other improvements that they hope will entice young workers to […]

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Will Space-Age Houston Survive Into the Future?

A midcentury-modern house on the banks of languid Dickinson Bayou in Southeast Texas changed hands recently. While it could be mistaken for just another home, it is a place of outsize significance in aerospace history. In a small garage on West Bayou Drive, the space shuttle was born in secrecy 50 years ago. Today new […]

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NASA Reopens Apollo Mission Control Room That Once Landed Men on Moon

[Read all Times reporting on the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. | Sign up for the weekly Science Times email.] HOUSTON — After Gene Kranz retired in the 1990s, he started to give occasional tours to VIPs at NASA’s Johnson Space Center. It was there in the Apollo Mission Control Center that […]

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