Mary Ann Simpson

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2010

    What? The Fort Bend School District Is Looking At Cutting Back On Instruction Days?

    Photo by Margaret DowningHISD's Terry Grier​If there's one thing Houston school district superintendent Terry Grier likes to do, it's hold meetings. Marathon meetings.At today's get-together with the school board, a whole slew of various subjects came up.As he was talking about budget cuts and how ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2010

    Tough Day For Fort Bend High Schoolers

    ​High winds knocked out power to Elkins High sometime last night, causing a basketball game to be canceled. But even though power wasn't restored as the school began opening this morning, parents were not informed and kids went as if it was a normal day.Once they got there they were herded into a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2009

    Some Stumbles In Fort Bend ISD's Notification System

    How did some Fort Bend ISD students learn this morning that school had been canceled?Some guy drove up to their bus stop and told them. They trudged home from there.These days, you'd think any school district too big for the old phone-tree would have a computer system that would make automatic calls ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2008

    No One Messes With Fort Bend County Fair Day

    School districts all over the area are scrambling to make up instruction days lost to Ike. Some, like HISD, are considering lengthening each school day next semester; others will be adding days at the end of the year. So you'd think every day would be precious. But not if it interferes with the Fo ... More >>

  • News

    September 13, 2007

    Alley Theatre

    The stage company gets over a thin-skinned response

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    May 17, 2007
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    August 3, 2006

    Beer and Porn

    Once again, the TABC tries to ruin bachelor life

  • News

    February 23, 2006

    Don't Buy the Hype

    A serial killer isn't getting out, no matter what TDCJ says

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    June 2, 2005

    Home Alone

    A raid on an end-of-year teen party leads to heavy-duty punishments and angry parents

  • News

    March 24, 2005

    Glory Days

    The return of the male strippers

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    February 24, 2005

    No Fun Allowed

    Who hates parades? Councilman Mark Goldberg.

  • News

    May 20, 2004

    Sudden Impact

    What could be safer than dropping your kid off at the movies? A lot of things, as it turns out.

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    January 31, 2002

    Foul Out

    A benched player's mom battles FBISD

  • Film

    May 25, 2000

    Love in the Time of Chundering

    Hoping to be a modern-day Pillow Talk, Bossa Nova merely blows its cookies