Booker T. Washington High School

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2014

    HISD Magnets Get One More Week to Plead Their Case, Teachers to Get a New Set of Evaluation Rules

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2012

    8 Cool & Cheap Weekenders: October 19-20

    Matt & Kim House of Blues, October 19 Infectious pop, bright-eyed wonder and criminally catchy hooks have made Matt & Kim one of the best live acts to emerge out of the Aughties. The duo -- keyboardist Matt Johnson and drummer Kim Schifino -- feed off the energy of the crowd, and usually end up in ... More >>

  • Music

    October 18, 2012
  • Blogs

    February 17, 2011

    Terry Grier Girds His Loins And Wants You to Do the Same

    Photos by Margaret DowningFormer Governor Mark White with Terry Grier​Declaring "we can't afford to press the pause button on our children's education," Houston ISD Superintendent Terry Grier vowed to continue doing the things he believes have to be done, even if the Texas economy is in the cr ... More >>

  • News

    April 8, 2010

    Third Ward High

    The 2010 Yates championship team proved nobody does it better.

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2010

    HISD Mulls How to Best Save Its Schools, And Ex-Board President Larry Marshall Still Tries To Run Meetings

    Photo by Margaret DowningHISD Superintendent Terry Grier​In a district where eight of its high schools and 11 of its middle schools don't even have a school counselor, the Houston Independent School District trustees got together for an agenda meeting early Thursday morning to talk "transformatio ... More >>

  • Music

    March 19, 2009
  • Blogs

    July 3, 2007

    Little Gentlemen and Gentlewomen One and All

    A partnership of sports and character building was announced today by the Houston Independent School District, to wit: “All HISD students ages seven to 18 are being given an opportunity to learn the game of golf absolutely free.” According to HISD spokesman Norman Uhl, “The golf instruction i ... More >>

  • News

    January 25, 2007

    Whose Best Interests?

    Margie Hill got sick, became a ward of the county and was moved to a nursing home. Son Marvin wants her back home. But she can't get out.

  • News

    October 10, 2002

    Certifiably Crazy?

    Unbending state and HISD policies are pushing away a much-praised teacher

  • News

    April 5, 2001

    To Be A Geek, A Robot God

    An epic saga of genius, striving, triumph and survival in which our heroes, mere high school students, create truly marvelous mechanical beings, becoming fairly amazing human beings in the process