Jack Yates High School

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2014

    10 Houston Acts to See Before You Can't

    The passing of Texas Johnny Brown last year hit me and a bunch of people pretty hard, so the September 12 death of Crusaders pianist Joe Sample was another slap in the face that many of Houston's musical heroes are closer to the end than the beginning. The latest bad news is that bluesmen I.J. Gosey ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2014

    Are These the Ten Worst Houston High Schools?

    This week the non-profit group Children at Risk released their annual school rankings, which look at Texas Education Agency to rank 7,000 schools. By their own admission, Children at Risk's analysis has its flaws. "The limitations posed by TEA data are valid criticisms for the school ranking syste ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2013

    The Rocks Off 200: Flash Gordon Parks, DJ as Funky Professor

    Welcome to The Rocks Off 200, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're in there too. See previous entries in the Rocks Off 100 at this link. Who? If you see Flash Gordon P ... More >>

  • Music

    March 7, 2013

    The New Crusaders

    TSU restarts its jazz program, tapping into the talents of the fabled Joe Sample and kids looking for a place to play.

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2012

    Last Night: Dante Higgins At Warehouse Live

    Dante Higgins Warehouse Live March 6, 2012 In the grand scheme of things, any time an artist is holding an album-release concert you know the crowd will be eating out of the palm of his hand while dismissing the offers from everyone else. You know this, I know this. There's no way around it. For a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2011

    What's The New News? Challenges Media's Third Ward Assumptions

    Nathaniel Donnett has created his own newspaper. That's right: Donnett has taken on the media. He has created a free, faux periodical, joined with seven separately decorated newspaper racks placed strategically throughout the Third Ward area, that combine for a street art/art installation/print me ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2010

    Tchernavia Sessum, Young & Recessioned: "I Had No Idea It Would Be This Hard"

    ​Today's installment of Young & Recessioned features Tchernavia Sessum, a 26-year-old Clark Atlanta University grad, who struggled for several years in the job market before finding a job that put her schooling to use. Everybody in my family either went to Texas Southern [University] or Prairi ... More >>

  • News

    April 22, 2010

    High Flying

    Readers respond to our feature on the championship Yates basketball team.

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2010

    ESPN And CNN In Death-Cage Opinion Brawl Over Yates High School

    Yates represents.​Yates High School's basketball team continues its roll to a state championship, a role that's included some very large blow-outs of over-matched opponentsIt's attracted nationwide attention, and now two of the biggest brand names on television are getting into it.First came Rick ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 14, 2008

    “Eye on Third Ward: Jack Yates High School Photography” at MFAH

    The annual photo exhibit gives us a student’s view of their historic neighborhood

  • Music

    November 23, 2006

    H-Town Mixtape Part II

    More Songs About Houston

  • Music

    July 26, 2001

    Don Wilkerson

    The Complete Blue Note Sessions (Blue Note)

  • Calendar

    October 30, 1997
  • News

    December 16, 1993

    Taking Care of the Boys

    High school QB Kyle Heine broke his neck on the field. How well was he treated?