Robert Downen Reporter
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Robert Downen covers general assignment and breaking news stories for the Houston Chronicle's metro desk. Prior to that, he worked as a business reporter in Albany, New York, and as the managing editor of a group of six newspapers in Illinois. He is a 2014 graduate of Eastern Illinois University.

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285 Articles
3 months ago
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As food insecurity crisis continues, nonprofits face daunting challenges

With pandemic-era funding streams set to expire this year — and with a potentially busy...

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Group asks Texas Supreme Court to roll back insurance companys' exemption powers

The coalition includes the Texas Hospital Association, as well as groups connected to the...

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Insight: Nonprofits fear a 'perfect storm' would make a dire situation worse

Ahead of a potentially busy hurricane season, many charities are barely scraping by.

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4 months ago
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Survey: Labor, funding woes persist for nonprofits

The survey is the latest, worrisome sign for the nonprofit sector as Americans continue...

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Grant program for minority businesses, nonprofits sees surge in early interest

Thousands of minority-owned businesses and nonprofits in Houston are taking advantage of...

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How a top U.S. trade official is helping minority-owned Houston businesses expand their exports

Arun Venkataraman says Houston has “exporting in its bloods.” And as director general...

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Body found in Anahuac canal believed to be missing elderly woman, sheriff says

Bettye Robinson was reported missing Saturday.

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Brazoria County deputy shoots shoplifting suspect that allegedly rammed into cars

Police say the incident began at a Target store at Silver Lake Shopping Center, where...

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Southern Baptist Convention under federal investigation for sexual abuse scandal

The federal probe follows a scathing investigation that found Southern Baptist leaders...

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4 months ago
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New Ismaili Center renderings released as leader honored by Houston officials

The new photos are the latest preview of the ornate center coming to Memorial Park.

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U.S. officials preach global trade in Houston

U.S. trade officials were in Houston on Wednesday as part of an initiative to bolster...

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Husband, wife killed in Freeport boat crash, Coast Guard says

Officials said that a 22-foot boat collided around 9:15 p.m. with an unlit, 24-foot boat...

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