Subject:

James McSwain

  • News

    December 2, 2010

    Times Are A-Changin'

    Readers weigh in on Lamar's library "upgrade".

  • News

    December 2, 2010

    Lamar's eLibrary

    Goodbye paper books, hello Facebook.

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2010

    Lamar High's Library Ousts Books, Re-Opens as Coffee Shop

    We love the smell of burning literature in the morning.​Just adding a coffee shop to a neighborhood library so people can feel like they're in Starbucks and ultra hip was apparently too passe a trend for Principal James McSwain of Lamar High School. Finishing up a week ago, McSwain has thrown ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2009

    Going To Summer School At Lamar? You're Buying A Brand-New Uniform

    Lamar High School, like several HISD schools, has a mandatory uniform for its students -- polo shirt with the school's name, khaki pants or shorts. Parents are expected to pay for the clothing, although we're sure there's some program that helps those who can't afford it.Some Lamar students, because ... More >>

  • News

    June 6, 2002

    The Big Deal

    Vending machines are leaving Texas school cafeterias. But the mother lode of "minimal nutritional value" has hardly gone away.

  • News

    November 11, 1999

    Strong Reservations

    Indians battle Lamar's "Redskins" and a suspect student vote

  • News

    March 11, 1999
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    February 25, 1999
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    January 28, 1999

    Fighting the Power

    Alex Golubitsky was a high school revolutionary in search of a cause. Then he became his own cause.

  • News

    January 14, 1999

    IB or Not IB

    Parents and students fight to save Lamar High School's International Baccalaureate program. Administrators don't see a problem.

  • News

    May 21, 1998

    (Pay)checks and (Im)balances

    Fat starting salaries! Hefty raises! HISD says its administrators deserve them.

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