Good Job Underground Fitzgerald's, April 13 Spring's Good Job Underground has been one of the most underrated rock duos of the past few years around these parts. If you have an El Ten Eleven itch that needs scratching, or miss prime Helmet, here's your band. Straight-ahead, low-fat metal riffs with ... More >>
Four of the spookiest true tales in our city's history
Branch Water Tavern 510 Shepherd 713-863-7777 www.branchwatertavern.com This is Part 1 of a three-part chef chat series. Parts 2 and 3 will run in this same space on Thursday and Friday. Driving north on Shepherd Drive towards Washington Boulevard, it's hard to miss the sleek wooden lines of the b ... More >>
It's a well-known fact that most band names are essentially gobbledygook, but here at Rocks Off we're trying hard to find meaning in the oddest monikers. Posters extolling the virtues of Austin's Electric Touch were freakin' everywhere at SXSW, so when the band decided to bring their dog-and-pony s ... More >>
Margaret DowningTerry Grier and the board face tough financial decisionsHigher taxes, a sweeping change in bus times, a cut in the number of police officers in the schools and an end to special school adjustments that for the noted T.H. Rogers elementary and middle school alone would mean a l ... More >>
On the Furr campus, kids are getting the chances they need.
Plus: Rites of Bellaire - It's not hazing, it's fun
Welcome to the Bellaire High volleyball team!Here's what you need to bring if you go to the annual Bellaire High School girls' freshmen volleyball team sleepover: Whipped cream, chocolate pudding, a plastic tarp and plenty of Saran Wrap. No, you sick bastard, not for any immoral purposes, bu ... More >>
The Boo Birds played the Houston ISD Administration Building last night and it was a standing room only crowd.The school board -- well, seven of them (trustees Manuel Rodriguez and Carol Mims Galloway weren't there) -- stood behind their earlier vote and went 7-0 in a final vote on the propos ... More >>
"You happy with those?" a twentysomething stranger says, aiming an inebriated finger at the two shots sitting on the bar in front of me at Cecil's Tavern (600 W. Gray, 713-524-3691). The Strawberry Kamikazes, which were a lovely shade of rose, had come recommended by the bartender. "Sure," I ... More >>
Photo courtesy HISDThe Houston school board plans to vote later today on $121.5 million in school improvements over and above the projects approved in the 2007 bond election.Because each of the nine trustee districts has exactly the same amount of overcrowding/undercrowding and facilities in need ... More >>
The Houston school district has released its scheduled of community meetings where you can go and have your advice ignored about who should replace Abe Saavedra.No, no, no -- of course your input will not be ignored. It will be included in a lengthy report put together by the search team. And as lon ... 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 >>
Neutral Sisters Kyra and Bianca Noons Bianca Noons, who passed away peacefully November 29 after lying in a diabetic coma for a year, was half of Houston sibling reggae duo the Neutral Sisters, memorably profiled by the Press' John Nova Lomax in a 2003 cover story. "Two African-born, wh ... 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 >>
Our photographers headed Back to School
Our latest round of high school photos focused on food
An outstanding selection of high school photos makes judging extra tough this month
Announcing the winners from last month's photo contest for high school students
Is Yvette Lacobie really a terrorist? Did legislators really mean to kick kids out for a butter knife? Is zero tolerance really stupid? (No, maybe and yes.)
Opposing sides will grapple over gay issues this week
Juan Diaz just wanted his citizenship. The feds wanted a drug-running felon.
Crime Stoppers and its rewards get a mixed reception from students
Former tennis player Melinda Mones serves up an ace with her self-titled debut
The Chron's owners hire (gasp!) an outsider to run things
Is Westbury High the victim of neglect? Or do jealous parents just mistakenly think HISD takes better care of other schools?
HISD settles with parents over CEP punishments
Pull Back the Cover, Bellaire Brats, Do It Yourself
Bellaire's solution to the student parking shortage: Ban every space
Like little Energizer bunnies, electric-car proponents keep going and going and going
Everybody knows that HISD is supposed to be second-rate. So why are private school kids defecting back to the district that nobody wanted?
Minor leaguers toil away, hoping for a shot at the majors. One of them, Round Rock's Jason Green, got a call from the Astros, giving him a chance to live the dream. Others labor on.
Is legitimate safety or something more behind the push to curb Bellaire High parking?
Former Bellaire High School student shakes things up in the Capitol
The Rice School/La Escuela Rice was a much-touted experiment by HISDand Rice University. So far, the results haven't been encouraging.
David Rousseve patches movement and narrative into something unique