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Government Spending

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2012

    Will HISD Thumb Its Nose at Rick Perry & Go for the Race to the Top?

    The deadline is looming for the next round of the Race to the Top, a program federal education department officials all but admit was drafted for Houston Independent School District after Texas refused to compete for federal grants. When Education Secretary Arne Duncan hinted such a district-based ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2011

    Debt Ceiling: The 10 Worst Tweets From the Texas GOP Congressional Delegation

    Tweets don't fail me now​As the GOP debates whether it wants the Tea Party to drive it (and the country) off a cliff by playing games with the debt ceiling, we looked to Twitter for the updates from our state's congresssional delegation. Oddly, the Republicans didn't tweet anything like "Yes, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2011

    Texas Finances in Tatters, State Tells HISD It's "The New Normal"

    Get used to it​Chief Financial Officer Melinda Garrett passed on the new buzz phrase coming out of the state capital at today's Houston ISD workshop session: "The New Normal," which is being used to explain that the current state budget crisis isn't a transitory thing but something that will b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2010

    The Magnetism of Superintendent Terry Grier

    Some magnets are in the crosshairs​The great magnets of the Houston ISD -- DeBakey, HSPVA, Carnegie Vanguard, T.H. Rogers -- have nothing to fear from any remodeling of the district's magnet program, Superintendent Terry Grier declared at a media roundtable Tuesday.Schools that make him go "wow" a ... More >>

  • News

    September 18, 2003

    Doing Time

    With JC in the TDCJ

  • Best of Houston

    September 21, 2000

    Best Event That No One Thought Would Ever Happen

    Opening of the Historic Oaks of Allen Parkway

  • News

    April 15, 1999

    Hosing Housing

    HUD auditors find conflicts and abuses in Houston's affordable-homes program

  • News

    April 24, 1997

    "A Flaky Deal"

    To snare a federal grant, the city of Houston overstated the extent of lead poisoning among children in poor neighborhoods. But now that it's got the money, the city can't figure out how to help those who need it most

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