For our 7th installment of the HoustoricProject we bring you the East End. The East End covers a vast area that starts at the eastern edge of downtown to the Port of Houston and South to Hobby Airport. The Eastwood Subdivision, one of Houston's first master-planned communities, turned 100 this year ... More >>
A spritz here, a spritz there.One of the lesser joys of getting ready for a new school year comes when teachers return to the classroom and flip on a switch. At Austin High School in the Fort Bend ISD, last week a few teachers were greeted with the unwelcome discovery of what one person des ... More >>
Fish and shrimp tacos rock.
Traci GoudieWhat did you do your senior year? Studying? Prom? So did Sugar Land native and eventual Austin High School graduate Katie Armiger, but she also spent it writing, recording and promoting her second album, 2008's Believe. Armiger, who co-wrote ten of Believe's 11 songs and wrote "Gone" and ... More >>
Logo courtesy TUTSTUTS' Tommy Tune Awards have become a big deal -- they're the Tonys for high-school musicals.Which may sound lame, but the ceremony is actually pretty nice and the productions some of these schools put on are impressive.As always, they're not to be confused with these high-school T ... More >>
If you're looking for a little Hump Day time waster, we suggest strangeusa.com, which lists haunted locales across the country. Houston has a bunch of them.Many on the site are ones we've heard before - the Spaghetti Warehouse, La Carafe, the old Jeff Davis Hospital, various cemeteries - which are a ... More >>
While they may not be as hilarious as The Onion's High School Tony Awards, TUTS' Tommy Tune Awards have become an annual highlight for high school theater geeks. Students from across the area compete for the nominations, and perform highlights at the Hobby Center before an audience of beaming paren ... More >>
Michael Lyddon slept on this bench at night because he had nowhere else to go. According to elected officials in Fort Bend, though, he doesn't exist
Second Ward slugger Aaron Treviņo scores a scholarship and prepares to leave the barrio behind
In an era when booster dollars give high school football teams a high-tech edge, scratching out a winning season gets tougher and tougher
What does it take not to be left behind?
Child victims of sex abuse put their pain on T-shirts for all the world to see. Do not avert your eyes.
Fine words and policies are wonderful. Unless there's a secret subtext, with a different set of dos and don'ts.
After Columbine, has HISD gone overboard trying to make schools safer?
Politics plays an uncertain backup to this "Gimme Shelter"
Why have bus lines to Mexico bloomed all across the East End? Maybe because it's a family affair.
State Comptroller John Sharp has suggested that HISD needs to fire more incompetent teachers. But as the case of Beverly Goodie shows, it's not that simple. Just how do you tell who's incompetent? And what happens when you try?