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 >>
A hostile Supreme Court. A feckless Obama administration. America's war on Mexicans has gone too far.
So far the musical comeback of the year has been Lionel Richie, hands down. Last week the Alabama-born crooner's new album in three years, Tuskegee, debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 with sales of almost 200,000 copies. According to The Hollywood Reporter, if about 185,000 copies of Madonna's MD ... More >>
Let the spin beginThe news that Houston ISD's number of exemplary schools dropped from 101 in 2010 to 59 in 2011, according to the Texas Education Agency's figures just released at 1 p.m. today, could only add more fuel to the fire of critics who are certain Superintendent Terry Grier is dest ... More >>
Official Whote House photoAnyone want a speaker? Anyone?A news item today, gleefully highlighted by the Drudge Report, noted an internal Obama administration memo bemoaning the lack of offers from high schools for the president to give the commencement speech. We're thinking this probably fa ... More >>
Yates represents.Yates High School's basketball team continues its roll to a state championship, a role that's included some very large blow-outs of over-matched opponentsIt's attracted nationwide attention, and now two of the biggest brand names on television are getting into it.First came Rick ... More >>
Decades before Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a bus, Ida B. Wells did the same thing on a train
KPRC Warning: This soundbyte may rhyme Pop quiz: Which of these historic black leaders said: "You know I thug em, fuck em, love em, leave 'em/ 'cause I don't fuckin need 'em,/take 'em out the hood, keep 'em lookin' good/but I don't fuckin' feed 'em"? A) Martin Luther King, Jr. B) W.E.B. DuBois C) ... More >>
Principal Lawrence Allen is a role model to some, an inept bumbler to others. Jones High School is split: Magnet-program parents versus the local community. It's up to Superintendent Kaye Stripling to make it right. Lucky her.
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
It has history, it has heritage. But does Wheatley High School have a real future?
Dreams of Glory Die Hard in Semipro football