For our 7th installment of the HoustoricProject we bring you the East End. The East End covers a vast area that starts at the eastern edge of downtown to the Port of Houston and South to Hobby Airport. The Eastwood Subdivision, one of Houston's first master-planned communities, turned 100 this year ... More >>
It was a veritable love fest on Thursday night as Michael Lunceford was elected the new president of the Houston ISD school board, nominated by the two trustees who had reportedly been in the running for the position themselves. Greg Meyers nominated and Anna Eastman seconded. The board normally li ... More >>
Today’s weather is wreaking the proverbial freaking havoc on the Houston Independent School District and its schools. One has already been struck by lightning (good thing classes aren’t in session yet) and others are leaking. At one elementary they’re trying to save textbooks by plying them on ... More >>
What does it take not to be left behind?
HISD and a paid trustee get entangled in the spreading empire of a private firm touting safe alternative schools for troubled kids. So why are some students and parents so scared?
Beatrice Gonzales messed up big-time and lost all her children. CPS gave her one of them back.
After Columbine, has HISD gone overboard trying to make schools safer?
Middle schoolers are often left to their own devices
Richard Farias wants to change the way HISD teaches middle school
A vigorous advocate for teachers and the bane of HISD administrators, confrontational union boss Gayle Fallon wields a growing power over the direction of Houston's public schools
With his army of volunteer deputies, Victor Trevino is Harris County's most innovative and open lawman. But his sharp tongue hasn't endeared him to other politicians. And some wonder if all his power has gone to his head.