Community Colleges

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2014

    Judge Says HCC Trustee-Elect Dave Wilson Can't Take Office Yet

    A judge has issued a temporary restraining order against Houston Community College Trustee-elect Dave Wilson, preventing him from taking oath of office. Harris County District Judge Elaine Palmer granted Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan's motion Dec. 30, after Ryan asked the court to determine if ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2011

    TCEQ Says No to Millions of Dollars in Tax Breaks for Valero

    ​Area school districts and cities had to be breathing a big sigh of relief today as news came out that the executive director of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality said "no" to handing out large tax breaks to Valero that would have made things even worse for cash-strapped government ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2011

    HCC Board Finally Takes Some Action On Its Members' Ethics

    Wrists are being slapped​Seven freaking years ago our Josh Harkinson wrote about the board members of the Houston Community College System and their very relaxed attitude toward ethics and conflicts of interest and so on. HCCS pretty much closed up the ranks and did nothing much. Now it look ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2011

    HISD Accused of Spurning HCC in Favor of Lone Star College

    Has HISD found somebody new?​State Senator Mario Gallegos has a new beef with the Houston school district -- he says HISD is stiffing Houston Community College in favor of Lone Star College. Gallegos wrote to HISD superintendent Terry Grier saying the district's "been extraordinarily indiffer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2010

    HISD Trustee Manuel Rodriguez Sends Out Letter Defending CEP

    ​Houston ISD board member Manuel Rodriguez has sent out "an open letter to the Taxpayers of HISD" in which he defends the private firm Community Education Partners' operation of its two alternative schools in Houston.HISD Superintendent Terry Grier has proposed ending the contract with CEP, saying ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2010

    Surprise! Another Community College System Is Unhappy With Former HCCS Head Bruce Leslie

    Photo by Daniel Kramer​Former Houston Community College System chancellor Bruce Leslie left his job in 2006 before his term was up, after some stormy times with the system's board.As the Houston Press reported two years prior to that, dissatisfaction with Leslie was rampant. Critics said he suppre ... More >>

  • News

    July 10, 2008
  • News

    May 15, 2008

    College Immaterial for High School Students in Vocational Training

    Good paying jobs, no huge loan burdens, exciting course work — the new vo-tech attracts more and more hi-tech students

  • Calendar

    May 4, 2006
  • News

    October 20, 2005

    Awards Time

    The Houston Press and two of its writers are named finalists in a regional journalism contest

  • News

    February 17, 2005

    Mind Reading

    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.)

  • Best of Houston

    September 23, 2004
  • Best of Houston

    September 25, 2003
  • News

    November 8, 2001

    Backing Off

    HISD cuts $2 million from CEP's lucrative deal and adds more controls.

  • News

    October 25, 2001

    Hail to the Chiefs

    Rod Paige searches for the perfect image, and CEP wiggles in even closer to the power source -- wherever it can find it

  • Music

    June 21, 2001

    The Coffeehouse Kid

    Stardom might be cool for Adam Carroll. But mainly he just wants to be your friend.

  • 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?