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The day after Valentine's was apparently a pretty crazy one for a pair of Houston Community College students, who also happen to be former members of the armed forces. According to a report, on Friday morning, February 15, a robbery suspect stole a laptop computer from a sleeping student and then sn ... More >>
The percentage of kids officially dropping out of the Houston ISD decreased from 12.6 percent (Class of 2010) to 11.8 percent (Class of 2011), Superintendent Terry Grier announced today. At the same time, the marker on the graduation rate went up as well from 74.3 percent to 78.5 percent in the sa ... More >>
Sorry, sortaHouston school board member Manuel Rodriguez barely eeked out a re-election victory this week, despite -- or maybe because -- putting out an anti-gay flyer at the end of the campaign. As we noted: Under reasons to "vote no for my opponent," Rodriguez listed: Program manager of m ... More >>
Manuel Rodriguez, Jr.: HaterNo one really cares much about Houston school-board elections, unfortunately, so incumbent Manuel Rodriguez Jr. was expected to win re-election because he wasn't indicted or anything. The Houston Chronicle endorsed him for re-election. But apparently he was nervo ... More >>
As much as Rocks Off has been talking about it, planning it, and writing about it these past two months or so, it doesn't seem possible that our first-ever Best of Houston® BestFest is only 10 short days away. By the time we finish coughing up all the dust from our trip to the no-smoking Aus ... More >>
4120 Lyons Ave. todayOn the heels of the Lightnin' Hopkins Historical Marker last fall and the news that historic Third Ward jazz/R&B venue the Eldorado Ballroom will dedicate its own later this spring, Rocks Off learned today that the Texas Historical Commission has approved another blues-re ... More >>
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 >>
LaTasha Stauts: Sounds like she's a memberLaTasha Danyelle Stauts is back behind bars, and at least three women are breathing a sigh of relief. Stauts, 23, is accused of punching two of them in the face with a pair of brass knuckles and menacing the third with a knife. Court documents imply ... More >>
Voter intimidation: everyone wants to shift the blame.No one seems to want to play nice at the voting polls this year. And new names and organizations keep getting involved in the already over-crowded, controversial fray.King Street Patriots/The Tea Party. Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee. The Te ... More >>
Take the iPhone and runSometimes you don't have to spend weeks or months in your criminal lair thinking up highly intricate plots to attain riches and power.Sometimes the keep it simple, stupid path actually works.Houston Community College has sent an e-mail warning out to students at the Staffor ... More >>
If the HCC board room is rockin', don't come a knockin'Things seem to keep getting uglier over at Houston Community College. On Thursday, the board of trustees reportedly held a closed session to discuss an investigation into possible conflicts of interest by trustee Yolanda Flores and former t ... More >>
Federal defendents in Houston are learning to expect the worst. The federal Pretrial Services Agency in Houston has launched a new program that basically counsels felony defendants who are out on bond and awaiting a federal trial. But in the program's early stages, things haven't gone exactly as ... More >>
The school board president and wife splitA divorce decree is expected to be issued tomorrow morning for Greg Meyers, president of the Houston ISD school board and his wife Sandie Meyers, a Houston Community College trustee, after more than 20 years of marriage."It's an unfortunate situation," Gre ... More >>
Walter Cronkite, the baby-boomer's Voice of Authority, died Friday. He's remembered fondly in Houston, where he worked at the paper at what was then Lanier Junior High, attended San Jacinto High and worked at the Houston Press. (No, not the current Houston Press; the afternoon daily that brought a l ... More >>
This photography exhibit shows the journey one million refugees made
David Leafs documentary shows the giant steps the feds took against a cultural icon
Chloe Dao, winner of Project Runway and native Houstonian, introduces the film that inspired her success at the MFAH
A picture of our critics' opinions on local exhibits
File these two exhibitions under "control"
HISD got more than it bargained for when it decided to develop the Fourth Ward
Down in Houston: Bayou City Blues by Roger Wood
A poodle and a rottweiler tie the knot
Asian-American artists have their say
Learn the music biz from the pros
HCC cuts classes after planting a flag in Saigon
A shopping list for your favorite political types
The future remains uncertain for the champion Houston Energy
Muni Channel disaster drill: Keep to the high ground!
Milby's cleanup cost Houston $10 million. Now HCC says the site is still contaminated.