Larry Watts

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2014

    Former Jefferson Elementary Teacher Fights Back, Sues Investigators for $1Million-Plus

    Elsa Rodriguez who was among several teachers accused this year by Houston ISD Superintendent Terry Grier and his administration of manipulating test scores when the 2013 statewide tests were administered to Jefferson Elementary school students that April, has decided to fight back with a civil laws ... More >>

  • 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

    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

    April 10, 2014

    HISD Gets Ready to Fire 3 Teachers, Teachers' Attorney Says Not So Fast

    After a five-month investigation into testing irregularities at Atherton Elementary School, three of the teachers involved are going to be recommended for termination at Thursday's school board meeting, Houston ISD announced in a press release Wednesday. But Larry Watts, attorney for teachers Reue ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2008

    Update From Beaumont Cop: Those Orgasms Sucked

    As we reported before, former Beaumont police officer Keith Breiner is suing to get his job back. He was fired for having sex during a prostitution sting; he says he got approval to do it, the police brass are saying he didn't. You make sacrifices and you get thrown under the bus by management. It ... More >>

  • News

    August 7, 2008

    Busted for Blow Jobs

    Beaumont officer says they were okayed

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2008

    Police Officer Fired For (Approved) Blow Jobs

    You're an undercover cop assigned to get the goods on an alleged prostitution ring. You get approval to have sex in the course of your investigation, approval from your supervisor and your wife, for crying out loud. You do what you're told. You get blow jobs. You go all the way, once. Maybe. Then ... More >>

  • News

    March 6, 2003

    A Paige from the Past?

    A lawsuit accuses HISD's former chief and a trustee of influence-peddling

  • News

    March 5, 1998

    Final Down

    The Trophy Son's family not only loses in court, but will have to pay the school system's legal costs

  • News

    January 15, 1998

    The Trophy Son

    When Kyle Rutherford scored a touchdown, his parents cheered. When he threw a strike, they dreamed of college glory. And when he was benched, they took his high school to federal court.

  • News

    May 9, 1996

    Bitter Lesson

    For 27 years, math teacher Phyllis Landes had a spotless record. Then the Texas Education Agency accused her of making racist remarks, and nearly ruined her school and her life.

  • News

    August 31, 1995

    Gayle Force

    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