Kashmere High School

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2014

    Accused Atherton Elementary Teachers Want an Apology From Grier; TEA Reviews HISD's Investigation

    One teacher has been back at her job since March. Another is ready to settle with Houston ISD for a year's salary and her promise that she will never apply to work for HISD again, according to her attorney Larry Watts. But the third and fourth teachers originally accused of helping students cheat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2014

    The Five Best Shows In Houston This Week: Old 97's, Zakk Wylde, Kashmere Stage Band, etc.

    Debonair Lounge Cafe 4212, May 26 Since approximately Labor Day 2013 -- so about six months now -- the only way to get each week off on a good foot has been at this Museum District oasis of cool. Debonair Lounge has already welcomed a who's who of Houston's hottest young hip-hop and R&B performers ... 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

    April 15, 2014

    Teachers in Atherton Elementary Testing Scandal Appeal to the TEA Commissioner

    The Atherton Elementary teaching scandal entered its next phase Monday when the attorney for the three teachers who Houston ISD trustees voted to terminate last week, filed a petition for review with the state commissioner of education and slung some serious allegations the superintendent's way. I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2013

    Waiting for Beyoncé: From Afterparty to Eternity

    photos by Marco TorresQueen Cora Dunham (center) with Les Twins at the Mrs. Carter Show Afterparty.Houston loves Beyoncé. Monday, July 15th, 2013 will forever be remembered as the night she owned H-Town, performing a monster 24-song set at a sold-out Toyota Center show. Fans lined up from early in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2012

    Saturday Night: Kashmere Stage Band at Fitzgerald's

    The Legendary Kashmere Stage Band Fitzgerald's July 21, 2012 Craig Baldwin, the passionately loud and boisterous band director of the Kashmere Stage Band, broke his ankle recently and was forced to perform in a boot and with a cane Saturday night at Fitzgerald's in the Heights. Music, however, is a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2012

    Pop Quiz: Study Up on the Tunes of Texas' Teen Titans

    We've really got to thank filmmaker Mark Landsman. Not only did his 2010 documentary Thunder Soul put the story of Houston's legendary Kashmere Stage Band on to the silver screen, but it also helped revive the band itself. After reforming with a handful of Kashmere High School alumni and students t ... More >>

  • Music

    July 19, 2012
  • Blogs

    February 24, 2012

    Delores Westmoreland: Former Kashmere High Dean, 1 Other Indicted for Tampering with Dropout Records

    A Harris County grand jury today indicted two former administrators from the 2010 scandal at Key Middle School/Kashmere High School on felony offenses of "tampering with a governmental record." Dr. Delores Westmoreland, former dean of instruction at Kashmere, was indicted for three cases and fellow ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2011

    Bun B Breaks It Down At Kashmere's Grammy Career Day

    Photos by Allison WagonerL-R: Rodney Alejandro, Ronda Prince, Bun B​Rocks Off has always been kind of bitter about not being able to take Bun B's class at Rice University, so when we heard that he'd be speaking at Kashmere High School on Tuesday, we jumped on the opportunity to sit in. The ra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2011

    What's The R&B Singer/Rapper Relationship Really Like?

    Some rappers happen to be thoughtful, intelligent people. Every Monday, Rocks Off will have some of them here discussing issues relevant to their culture. ​This Week's Panel: Jack Freeman, Dallas Blocker, Leelonn, Patrick Sims, Senze Not Invited: Ja Rule This Week's Prompt: You all have had ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2010

    HISD Magnet Schools to Get the Once Over, Trustees Decide

    Magnets, you are officially under review​Houston ISD trustees decided to bravely step into the middle of a whole pile of poop passion today when they voted 7-0 to authorize the administration to hire an outside firm to do an audit of the district's magnet school system.The discussion began with a ... More >>

  • Music

    August 19, 2010

    The Thunder Rolls

    Doc revitalizes Kashmere Stage Band.

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2010

    TEA Says Key, Kashmere "Academically Unacceptable"

    Problems at two schools​The Texas Education Agency has declared Key Middle School and Kashmere High School "Academically Unacceptable" following an investigation into the standardized test cheating and other employee shenanigans at the schools.The TEA is reporting that "actions by some campu ... More >>

  • News

    April 15, 2010

    Big Brother Sees Your Tweets

    San Jac student disciplined for bomb threat.

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2010

    Key And Kashmere Schools Got Really Creative In Faking Their Dropout Rates, HISD Says

    Leo DiCaprio cutting and pasting logos on checks in Catch Me If You Can -- possible inspiration for some HISD employees​Houston ISD is investigating more than 70 cases of falsified records in which students were recorded as transfers when they were actually dropouts, Superintendent Terry Grier tol ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2010

    Lying, Cheating, And Stealing At Key Middle School, Investigators Say

    ​During the sixth and seventh periods, students at Key Middle School could go to in-school dances, that's if they had enough cash to get in to the festivities which occurred every week, two weeks or month according to different witness accounts.Even though Houston ISD policy forbids graduation cer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2010

    HISD Investigating Charges Of TAKS Cheating At Key Middle School

    The Houston ISD is investigating current and former employees at Key Middle School for alleged cheating on the TAKS test at Key. Some of those former employees ended up at Kashmere High School which the district is also investigating in regard to unathorized removal of computer equipment ... More >>

  • Music

    September 17, 2009
  • Blogs

    March 5, 2009

    Rocks Off at the Reliant Rodeo Round-Up

    Video and photos by John Seaborn Gray; music by Miss Leslie & Her Juke-Jointers Monday afternoon, Rocks Off headed down to Reliant Park to participate in the annual Reliant Rodeo Round-Up, a competition between local media "personalities" - Rocks Off supposes that's an appropriate term, thou ... More >>

  • Music

    September 4, 2008
  • Blogs

    January 31, 2008

    This Just In: Kashmere Stage Band Update

    Here are a few more details about this weekend’s reunion of “Texas Thunder Soul” titans the Kashmere Stage Band. Tomorrow afternoon’s performance at Kashmere High School is open to KHS students and faculty only, but Saturday night the KSB alumni will headline a gala reception and fundraiser ... More >>

  • News

    May 20, 2004

    Hey, PAL: Get Lost

    Budget cutbacks threaten one city program that works

  • Calendar

    June 3, 1999

    Night & Day

    June 3 - 9, 1999

  • News

    February 25, 1999

    The Fix Is In

    Are educators cheating on TAAS? Is anyone going to stop them?

  • News

    October 8, 1998

    Making It Right

    Jessie Phillips wants more than a not-guilty verdict in a five-year quest to clear his name

  • Music

    October 8, 1998


    Decades down the line, Sherman Robertson has finally made an album he likes

  • Music

    August 6, 1998
  • Calendar

    January 11, 1996