HISD students may be able to pass the test needed to graduate, but that doesn't mean they know how to read.
Houston ISD, the district that years ago was a leader in the country in using magnet schools to desegregate its campuses, announced Thursday it will close 20 of its 115 magnet programs - saying that not enough kids from outside their zoned neighborhoods are going to these particular schools. Here' ... More >>
Dagan Lynn 024 Grille at the Westin Memorial City 945 N. Gessner Rd. Tel: 281-501-4350 This is Part two of a three-part Chef Chat series. Read Part 1 here and Part 3 in this same space on Thursday and Friday. EOW: So, being an executive chef in a hotel, how is that different than being one in a ... More >>
Celebrating Houston’s Gay Pride 2012—The celebrity grand marshal, local GLBT history, where to watch the parade — and the parties
The Houston Independent School District's Board of Trustees is considering asking voters for a $1.89 billion bond issue that would rebuild or renovate 42 schools. The board must decide by August whether to place the item on the November 6 ballot. If voters approve the bond package, HISD would "most ... More >>
Wear an unimaginably big turtleneck insteadHippies. Proof that anything can become nostalgic. We're nit sure kids in the `60s dressed up like Roaring Twenties flappers -- although, judging from what we posted recently, it would be an improvement -- but people today apparently try to dress up ... More >>
Obviously, Garrett Gilbert is no Colt McCoy. Or Case McCoy. Or David Ash. Earlier today, the Texas Longhorns announced that Gilbert -- who filled in admirably for the injured Colt McCoy during the Longhorns' loss in the 2010 BCS Championship game...and that's about it -- is leaving the program. G ... More >>
Last night, word came out of Los Angeles that Warrant lead singer Jani Lane had passed away in his Woodland Hills hotel. The former Warrant lead singer was just 47, and he leaves behind a treasure trove of great '80s glam anthems like "Cherry Pie" and "Heaven," which lit up rock radio and MTV ... More >>
You don't make either list, dude.The Social Security Administration has released its official list of the top ten baby names for 2010. While people might be naming their boys like Biblical prophets, they seem to be naming their girls after spicy Italian or Latina movie stars. Without further ... More >>
HISD taking steps in wake of shootingThe Houston school district is not really commenting on last evening's gang-related fatal shooting at Worthing High School because "it is the focus of an HPD ongoing criminal investigation," spokesman Jason Spencer says. But it has issued a statement from ... More >>
Terry Grier proposed some controversial changes to HISD last night.The Houston school district suggested sweeping changes to nearly every detail of its infrastructure last night in light of the budget crisis it faces, from cutting down the number of crossing guards that lead children to schoo ... More >>
Photo by Chasen MarshallYates High '85: the debate continues over whether it was the greatest Texas team ever.Twenty-five years ago, Houston was home to, arguably, the greatest high school football team ever to take the field in Texas. During that season, Yates High was unstoppable on offense and im ... More >>
The 2010 Yates championship team proved nobody does it better.
In which we advise our favorite people in the Houston scene on their goals for the coming year.
Photos by Paul Knight / Click here for a full slideshowHair Balls watched a game about a month ago between two old HISD rivals, and we noticed that the stands were a little empty and the game play was a little soft. We found an old Madison coach, Richard Blair, who told us that he thought H ... More >>
Hey, Esquire, stick to covering topics like this and we'll all be happy.The venerated Esquire has released its list of the Best Bars in America, compiled after what we imagine was some serious and excessive binge-drinking that had either mind-erasing or mind-altering effects on the editors ... More >>
Have screenplay, will travel: Dave Eggers makes his film writing debut with Away We Go.
And all this time we thought HISD Abe Saavedra’s outreach to dropouts was just in the kids’ best interest. Turns out, it can be a money maker as well – or at least that’s the pitch made in a July 31, 2008 letter to the superintendent from a local attorney speaking on behalf of the private al ... More >>
The U.S. Housing and urban Development Department has announced it won’t allow anyone to be foreclosed upon if they live in the areas affected by Hurricane Ike – at least not for now. HUD Secretary Steve Preston announced today that his agency will send disaster assistance of the sort that prov ... More >>
Judd Apatow's pretty good year and much more
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The Latin fusion restaurant Bossa sports a Minnesota accent
Sex and the City author Candace Bushnell isn't Carrie Bradshaw. Like, really.
To Penny Warner, home is where the work and children are
Anna Nicole Smith fights for a fortune as her past erupts
Hasil Adkins drinks too much, screws too much and rocks too much
At Madison High, Principal Warner Ervin's word is law. Teachers say that's the problem.