Members of the Houston ISD community upset about proposed changes in funding for magnet programs throughout the district will have one more week to marshal their persuasive skills and move trustees away from the changes proposed by Superintendent Terry Grier. Board President Juliet Stipeche on Mon ... More >>
Margaret DowningGene Locke walked HISD trustees through redistricting, Chapter 1The Hispanic population continues to boom, the Anglo drip-drip-drip away to suburbia continues, there's a small decline among African Americans in Houston ISD and the district's biggest gain percentage wise is in ... More >>
How bike couriers plan to survive the internet age.
"Am not!!" "Are too!!" Harris County Commissioners Court met this week, and the subject of which law firms get hired to handle bond business came up.County Judge Ed Emmett tried to ask about spreading the business around or getting a discount. Things didn't go all that well.EMMETT: Okay, I just ... More >>
Who would have thought that after it was revealed that the "anti-gay" activist Dave Wilson donated $2,000 to the Gene Locke campaign that it would be the catalyst for a bad, bad weekend for the candidate?It didn't help that Locke forgot to attend the first highly anticipated debate since the Novembe ... More >>
The Human Rights Campaign Foundation has issued its latest rankings of how businesses treat their gay and lesbian employees, and things look a little better than last year.The report gave 305 businesses a top score of 100 this year; that's an increase from last year's 260. Eleven of the top 20 Fo ... More >>
"Prominent" takes on new meaning
You probably don't realize it, but the Houston school district's website has a page dedicated to prominent alumni, listed by high school.Unfortunately, many of the "prominent" alumni are politicians, especially current and former HISD board members. Any definition of "prominent" that includes HISD b ... More >>
Kendall Gray, the bicycle-rights crusader who received a ticket from a Montgomery County Constable’s deputy for allegedly riding too close to the center stripe of FM 149, won his day court last week. But for Gray, that is not enough. He still wants an apology from the department and the deputy, ... More >>
Bicyclists beware. When cruising the roads in Montgomery County, watch out for…stupid cops? That’s at least according to one tri-athlete who was training along FM 149 when he had a run in with an officer from the Constable’s office. He's also an attorney at a huge law firm, so Montgomery Cou ... More >>
Real people are being evicted from the Fourth Ward. And real people are responsible for their plight.
As the cyber-future creeps toward Houston, one group stands guard: EFH