Welcome to the Rocks Off 100, 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 the entire Rocks Off 100 at this link. Who? K-Rino has been such a longtime fixtu ... More >>
South Park has gone from a sheltered suburb to a crime-ridden war zone to a near wasteland. And Burger Park has managed to survive it all.
Photos by Katharine ShilcuttBurger Park, still standing after 43 years. View more photos from South Park in our slideshow.It's uncharitable for certain, but South Park reminds me of nothing so much as a demilitarized zone or some postapocalyptic landscape wrought in a Houston setting. The nei ... More >>
Photo by Margaret DowningLawrence Allen (L) and Greg MeyersThe Houston ISD employees who were asked to draft a resolution asking the State Board of Education to step back from the changes it made recently in the proposed social studies curriculum for public school students, told the Houston s ... More >>
The 2010 Yates championship team proved nobody does it better.
Fondren Middle School is "a blackboard jungle. The efforts that are required there are Herculean...The kids at Fondren have to learn how to come to school and where the school is located."Trustee Larry Marshall, not known for mincing words when he considers something unacceptable (famous Larr ... More >>
Photo by Margaret DowningUnder a proposal unveiled today by Superintendent Terry Grier and his staff, Jones High School, for years now one of the most academically troubled schools in the Houston school district, will be turned into a science, technology, engineering and math magnet with a specia ... More >>
Photo by Margaret DowningHouston ISD Superintendent Terry Grier says he loves working with "prickly parents" because they care about their children and want what's best for them.Perhaps that's why he and the HISD administrative team are finally on the brink of landing a new home for Carnagie Vang ... More >>
The uproar you hear is screaming parents
NASA can get political -- for Tom DeLay
Plus: No Foolin', HGO Curtain Call, Shooting Gallery
Jones High needs a lot of renovation -- and not just the buildings. At least HISD can't pretend it doesn't know it has a problem. Its own task force told it so.
Plus: Feudal Follies, Life in the Slow Lane, Facts and Fantasy
Plus: Red Light District
Plus: All in the Family, Slam Dunk, Car Killer
Principal Lawrence Allen is a role model to some, an inept bumbler to others. Jones High School is split: Magnet-program parents versus the local community. It's up to Superintendent Kaye Stripling to make it right. Lucky her.
For years, Harriet Ball miraculously boosted the test scores of academically at-risk kids in Houston. Finally, educators across the country are taking note.