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 >>
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 >>
The 2010 Yates championship team proved nobody does it better.
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 >>
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 >>
Photo by Paul KnightHere 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 >>
The Houston Press will once again recognize outstanding local artists.
Photos by Paul KnightAfter 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Photos by Paul Knight / Click here for a full slideshowHair 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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
We pass on a bit of luck to the recipients of our first creativity awards
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 >>
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 >>
Houston gets hit with big one
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 >>
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 >>
An outstanding selection of high school photos makes judging extra tough this month
Once again, the TABC tries to ruin bachelor life
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.
A Houston teenager learns how convictions can lead to convictions
What could be safer than dropping your kid off at the movies? A lot of things, as it turns out.