Hightower High School

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    October 19, 2010

    Victor Malone: Teacher's Aide Breaks Up Fight, Says District Is Screwing Him

    Victor Malone says he lost his job at Hightower High School after being assaulted by one of his students. ​On April 12 of this year, Victor Malone, a teacher's assistant at Fort Bend's Hightower High School, was working in an "alternative education" class when a fight between two boys broke out. " ... More >>

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    July 12, 2010

    Mark Ivy Gets Set To Rock Little Shop of Horrors At Miller Outdoor Theatre

    Photo by Margaret DowningA whole swarm of Humphreys School of Musical Theatre students have been incorporated into the show and here test out their balcony scene. ​It's not too many 6-year-olds who decide to go into musical theater because they want to play a down-on-his-luck floral assistant who ... More >>

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    April 8, 2010

    Third Ward High

    The 2010 Yates championship team proved nobody does it better.

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    January 20, 2010

    The Life Of One Of "Houston's Craziest," Caught On Video

    During the reporting of "Houston's Craziest," a Houston Press cover story from a few weeks back about a new Houston Police Department program that identified the 30 craziest people in Houston, we noticed a trend among the people on the list: Almost all of them used drugs. Not psychotropic drugs, but ... More >>

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    January 8, 2010

    Last Year's MasterMind Awards Winner: Nova Arts Project

    ​Earlier this week, Hair Balls reported on Hightower High School's Broadcast Academy, which, since winning a Houston Press MasterMind award last year, has continued to do great things. For another winner, things have taken a different turn.  The Nova Arts Project, an alternative theater ... More >>

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    December 11, 2009

    If Katy Actually Faced Cinco Ranch In The Playoffs, Who Would Win?

    Photo by Paul Knight​Here at Hair Balls, we seem to talk a lot about Katy High School football, even though we try not to. When the high school playoffs started this year, we really wanted to cheer for Galveston Ball, and we thought The Woodlands and Hightower High School would surely go deep in t ... More >>

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    November 19, 2009

    MasterMind Awards

    The Houston Press will once again recognize outstanding local artists.

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    November 16, 2009

    Friday Night Lights, Houston Style: Another Hurricane Beating For Galveston

    Photos by Paul Knight​After the high school football playoff schedule was released last week, Hair Balls was ready to jump on the Galveston Ball High bandwagon and follow the team on what we hoped would be a miracle playoff run. Ball had already exceeded expectations by making the playoffs, c ... More >>

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    November 11, 2009

    Houston Press MasterMinds Awards: Money For Artists

    ​For the second year in a row, the Houston Press is on the prowl for artists, innovators and entrepreneurs who are changing our creative and cultural landscape.And we need your help.If you know of one of these life-changing artistic types -- if you are one yourself -- please tell us. From all th ... More >>

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    November 10, 2009

    As The HS Football Playoffs Begin, Here Are The Three Best Games Of The Past 15 Years

    High school football playoffs start this weekend, and Hair Balls is excited.The Woodlands and Hightower High School finished undefeated and, from what we saw this season, look like they'll be tough to beat. Katy High School, whose only loss came in the team's opening game against The Woodlands, won ... More >>

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    October 12, 2009

    Friday Night Lights, Houston-Style: Hightower-Dulles, And Ranking The Best

    Photos by Paul Knight / Click here for a full slideshow​Hair Balls watched a game about a month ago between two old HISD rivals, and we noticed that the stands were a little empty and the game play was a little soft. We found an old Madison coach, Richard Blair, who told us that he thought H ... More >>

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    March 13, 2009

    Rabbit, Run: Young Actor In Stages Play Seizes The Moment

    In the emotion-packed play Rabbit Hole, now being presented at Stages Repertory Theater, one of the standouts among the five actors on stage is the young actor playing Jason, the teenager who was driving the car that caused a death. It is a demanding role and one that calls for actor Mark Ivy to act ... More >>

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    March 6, 2009

    Hightower High Broadcast Academy Scores Another Grant

    This past January, when the Houston Press awarded its first-ever MasterMinds Awards to three local groups showing cutting edge creativity and determination, one of the recipients of a $2,000 check from us was the Hightower High School's Broadcast Academy, headed up by Ted Irving, the media academy c ... More >>

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    January 26, 2009

    Over the Weekend: Video From Artopia

    We shot some video during last weekend's festivities and have managed to cram it onto an already full-to-bursting YouTube. Enjoy. Houston Metropolitan Dance Company Performs at Artopia

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    January 22, 2009

    Celebrating Houston's MasterMinds

    We pass on a bit of luck to the recipients of our first creativity awards

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    January 21, 2009

    And The MasterMind Winners Are.....

    Last fall the Houston Press asked readers to send in nominations of people who were breaking new ground in the arts around here.The lucky winners have been named and will be getting a $2,000 check at a dinner Saturday and -- perhaps more importantly -- they are profiled in the Press today. (Well, ma ... More >>

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    December 17, 2008

    Countdown To Championship Saturday: Hightower

    The Hightower High School football program fielded its first varsity team in 2000, but in just nine seasons, the school has graduated some great players -- two have played in the NFL -- and made the playoffs seven times.     This year, however, is the first time the team has adva ... More >>

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    September 18, 2008

    Ike, You Bastard

    Houston gets hit with big one

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    September 14, 2008
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    February 29, 2008

    Early Voting in Fort Bend County

    Out in Fort Bend County, usually a stronghold of Republicans, the polling place at Hightower High School meant a wait of about 25 minutes mid-day – if you were a Democrat. There was no wait on the Republican side because no one was there other than a lone poll worker and the precinct election judg ... More >>

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    November 9, 2007

    Racists, Pranksters and Copy Cats in High School

    Earlier this week two Pearland High School students were arrested, charged with disorderly conduct and sent to alternative school for a month after being caught early Tuesday hanging a noose in the high school parking lot. On the very day that news was announced -- Wednesday -- in the next school ... More >>

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    July 19, 2007

    Tidal Wave

    An outstanding selection of high school photos makes judging extra tough this month

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    August 3, 2006

    Beer and Porn

    Once again, the TABC tries to ruin bachelor life

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    July 27, 2006
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    July 13, 2006
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    June 29, 2006

    Cut Short

    A model student-athlete unthinkingly brings a knife to school and ends up in jail, then expelled. Why one-size-fits-all discipline fails kids.

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    February 16, 2006

    Crossing Lines

    A Houston teenager learns how convictions can lead to convictions

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    May 20, 2004

    Sudden Impact

    What could be safer than dropping your kid off at the movies? A lot of things, as it turns out.