Monday is Indigenous Peoples Day — yet so many Texans don't know the history about the land that we reside on.
Driving the news: Native communities, like the Karankawas and Miakan-Garza Band, are pushing to revive their culture and advocating to preserve their histories.
Mayor Sylvester Turner signaled support for increasing the city's revenue cap through a voter referendum in 2023 as federal dollars funneled to Houston for pandemic recovery start to dry up.
Catch up quick: Houston received $607.7 million from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), the majority of which went to replace lost revenue amid the pandemic.
Houston leads the nation in new apartments built in the first half of this year.
Why it matters: The city needs more housing — particularly affordable housing. A new supply of units could eventually bring down rental prices, which have recently soared alongside housing prices, making it harder for people to find an affordable place to live, Axios' Jacob Knutson reports.
Nearly 50,000 Texas students from grades 7-12 dropped out in the 2020-2021 academic year — a 34% increase from the 2018-2019 school year.
Zoom in: In Houston, about 11,400 students dropped out — also a 34% increase from the 2018-2019 school year.
Did you see that the Be Someone graffiti has once again returned?
Driving the news: The inspirational message on the north-facing side of the Union Pacific bridge over southbound traffic on I-45 was repainted sometime last week, the Houston Chronicle first reported.
A poll of Harris County voters shows support for nearly $1.7 billion in bond measures as Election Day draws near, including in precincts where elected officials oppose the measures.
Catch up quick: Voters will decide on three separate bonds in the county — for public safety, transportation, and parks and trails — totaling $1.2 billion.
Texas is practically the worst state for workers, according to a new study by Oxfam America.
Driving the news: States were ranked on wages, worker protections and employees' ability to unionize.
Harris County's two Republican commissioners were again a no-show yesterday for a key budget vote.
Why it matters: Harris County Commissioners Court needs four of five members present to approve the upcoming year's tax rate and accompanying budget, which starts Oct. 1.
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