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Barbara Jordan

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2014

    The 10 Best Original Songs In Doctor Who

    Of course the main theme of Doctor Who has reached the same status as Star Wars and Star Trek when it comes to fame and recognizability. That's all well and good and as it should be, but from almost the very beginning the show has also snuck in original song pop-song compositions into episodes that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2014

    HISD School Closings: Would You Feel Better If They Called Them Repurposings?

    Today's 9th, 10th and 11th grade students at Jones High School could be allowed to finish out their high school careers at the school targeted for closure, if trustees adopt one of several options tossed around in a lengthy Houston ISD board workshop Thursday. Houston ISD Superintendent Terry Grier ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2014

    Texas Isn't All Rednecks and Bible Thumpers as Gay Marriage Ban May Suggest

    In the 2000 Bush/Gore presidential election, George W. Bush carried the state of Texas, which came of little surprise to anyone. Texas is, after all, as red as red states can be on most socio-political issues and the former governor was a poster boy for socially conservative politics. But, here in H ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2014

    Kinky Friedman's "Legalize It" Campaign Hits Mucky Duck

    The Kinky Friedman Agriculture Commissioner campaign rolled through Houston this weekend, with the candidate playing a sold-out show at Mucky Duck Sunday night and speaking at a NORML luncheon this week. As reported in a recent Houston Press cover story, Friedman, who previously ran for governor a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2012

    HISD Wants $1.89 Billion To Rebuild, Renovate Schools

    The Houston Independent School District's Board of Trustees is considering asking voters for a $1.89 billion bond issue that would rebuild or renovate 42 schools. The board must decide by August whether to place the item on the November 6 ballot. If voters approve the bond package, HISD would "most ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2012

    Southern Discomfort: Kinky On the Road

    The one-liners come out of Kinky Friedman's mouth so fast you need a protective shield. "The only thing Rick Perry managed to do with his Presidential campaign was to make George W. look like Thomas 'Fucking' Jefferson." "Real people don't get into politics. The only people who get into politics ... More >>

  • Culture

    November 10, 2011

    His Whole Self

    Donald Moffett shares it all in a strong survey at CAMH.

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2011

    It's 'Big Girl, Big Boy Time,' HISD's Paula Harris Says

    HISDPaula Harris gets tough with fellow board members.​In a lengthy and sometimes tense board meeting that brought Houston ISD trustee Juliet Stipeche to tears, trustee Carol Mims Galloway to call for a tax increase and announce that all was not hunky dory with the board, and board President P ... More >>

  • News

    April 14, 2011

    Efficiencies

    HISD students see vocational programs discarded, along with some of their dreams.

  • News

    February 24, 2011

    Ruins in the Park

    The search for remnants of Houston's past

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2011

    Comment of the Day: She's No Barbara Jordan

    ​We have some great commenters here on Hair Balls, and it's time we paid some damn attention to them. So we'll be highlighting a Comment of the Day each morning, from the previous day's work. Maybe two comments, even. This will all be determined by a highly rigorous scientific formula involv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2011

    Honoring Barbara Jordan's 75th Birthday: Five Video Clips

    Starting tomorrow, Texas Southern University will begin a year-long celebration of what would be the 75th birthday of alumna Barbara Jordan. Jordan was steeped in Houston, a Wheatley High grad who represented the Fifth Ward in Congress throughout the '70s. Here are five video clips of her career: ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 28, 2010
  • Blogs

    May 18, 2010

    Teacher-Student Beatdowns: Rapper-Endorsed Behavior?

    The hip-hop world is a less than sensible place -lots of times, you're even required to clarify when bad means bad and when bad means good- so once a week we're going to get with a rapper and ask them to explain things. Have something you always wanted to ask a rapper? Email it to introducingliston@ ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 12, 2008
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    February 21, 2008
  • News

    December 13, 2007

    The TSU Toronadoes

    The twisted history of "Tighten Up"

  • Dining

    October 31, 2002

    The Nickel Burger

    How is a falling-apart Fifth Ward joint turning out the best burgers in town? Adrian's has history.

  • News

    May 10, 2001

    Confidence Man

    Is the BBB's Dan Parsons the most honest man in Houston?

  • News

    November 9, 2000

    Not Your Standard Issue

    Architects design one-of-a-kind houses for the Fifth Ward, trying to prove that even lower-end houses don't have to be a cookie-cutter box

  • News

    December 30, 1999

    The Good, the Bad, the Imprisoned

    Houston's best politicos were not always the ones elected -- or the ones who stayed in office

  • News

    March 11, 1999

    Storming the Ramparts

    TSU struggles on as insiders battle detractors both within and outside the school's front gates

  • News

    June 19, 1997

    The Great Decolorizer

    As a student radical in the late sixties, Ed Blum fought for affirmative action. Now, as a middle- aged neocon, he wants to destroy it.

  • News

    May 29, 1997

    Lost in the Cause

    In the early 1960s, Eldrewey Stearns was a powerful force for integration in a segregated society. Then he forgot his way, and history forgot him. Until, that is, he met writer Thomas R. Cole.

  • News

    May 8, 1997
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    April 17, 1997

    What's Wrong With Wheatley?

    It has history, it has heritage. But does Wheatley High School have a real future?

  • News

    February 20, 1997

    What's Driving Miss Shelia?

    With her frenetic grandstanding, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee has irritated her staff, her colleagues, and even the president. she says she speaks for her constituents. But will anyone listen?

  • News

    December 26, 1996
  • News

    July 11, 1996

    Homeboy

    Stephen Fairfield's restless spiritual journey brought him to the Fifth Ward, where he found true deliverance while helping to rebuild the neighborhoods

  • News

    March 14, 1996
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    February 15, 1996
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    January 25, 1996
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    June 15, 1995
  • News

    May 4, 1995

    The Law East of Downtown

    With his army of volunteer deputies, Victor Trevino is Harris County's most innovative and open lawman. But his sharp tongue hasn't endeared him to other politicians. And some wonder if all his power has gone to his head.

  • News

    April 13, 1995

    Vote Fraud Made Easy

    Mail-in ballots are a convenience for voters and those who would misuse the system

  • News

    November 3, 1994

    Turkeys (and Other Creatures) On the Ballot

    Quick! It's almost Election Day!! Do you know who your candidates are? Check this guide to the mother of all ballots!

  • News

    October 6, 1994

    The Terminator of TSU

    Last year, Joann Horton was hired to head Texas Southern University. Now the question is: will she save it, or destroy it?

  • Calendar

    February 17, 1994
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