Fresae Oviedo (6)  hugs her mother Nora Pelayo at a temporary shelter at the George R Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas.  Photograph:   Tamir Kalifa/The New York Times

This has been a harrowing year for the hundreds of thousands of unauthorised immigrants who have put down stakes in Houston. Stepped-up enforcement of(...)

 Dennis Quaid: “But TV is telling different stories with different heroes. It’ll be interesting to see how Hollywood responds.” Photograph: Michael Buckner/Getty Images

The Texan-born actor Dennis Quaid is firmly in the canine camp on the matter of cat v dog. As a boy, he enjoyed the company of Gertrude, a dog he reca(...)