Florence Shapiro

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2012

    Sen. Dan Patrick Named Senate Education Chair, Re-dedicates Himself to Private School Vouchers

    Conservative Sen. Dan Patrick (R-Houston) probably wasn't expecting broad accolades from the education community when he was named chair of the Senate Education Committee on Thursday, and the quick negative reaction from mainline education groups did not disappoint. The dean of Harris County conser ... More >>

  • News

    October 6, 2011

    Miracle Faker

    Rick Perry is right: America can learn from Texas. He's just wrong about what the lesson is.

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2011

    HISD Trustees Prove They Can Go Hours Without Peeing

    Margaret DowningTrustee Michael Lunceford and Superintendent Terry Grier wade through another marathon budget meeting​Houston ISD board members resolutely stayed anchored at the board room table for hours Monday, picking through programs, considering projections (What if there's a 3.3 percent ... More >>

  • News

    December 2, 2010

    One Last Hit of K-2

    Fake weed's final freewheeling days

  • News

    November 19, 2009

    The Tug of War

    Rick Perry and Kay Bailey Hutchison are locked in a pitched battle over the soul of the GOP. They are also running for governor.

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    May 28, 2009

    Kill Bill

    Readers respond to ill-defined proposed legislation.

  • News

    May 28, 2009

    Perverts, Beware

    Highlights from the Blog at HOUSTONPRESS.COM

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2009

    HISD: Too Big For Mere Texas Meetings

    The Texas Association of School Administrators is a high-powered organization of superintendents and other education bureaucrats. They recently held an important legislative conference in Austin, dealing with pressing issues like stimulus funds.Attendees got updates from key state senators and reps, ... More >>

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    October 21, 2008
  • News

    June 17, 1999

    The Man Who Would Be Kingmaker

    Karl Rove has masterminded all of Bush's political victories. Now he faces his toughest challenge: convincing you that the presidential front-runner owns his own soul.