Edna Forte was supposed to fix North Forest ISD, but says she ran out of time.
HISD didn't just absorb North Forest out of the goodness of its heart. There's some real benefits in the acquisition to the mega district and its superintendent. Hopefully for the kids as well.
If bookies are taking bets on whether North Forest ISD will get swallowed up by HISD on Monday, it looks like the smart money is on HISD. HISD officials seem pretty darn confident about it, considering they've already got plans for summer school classes for North Forest students. After years of l ... More >>
Rick Perry has adopted a more behind-the-scenes approach this time around. That doesn't mean he hasn't been busy.
The likelihood of North Forest Independent School District being annexed into Houston Independent School District seems imminently probable, even though North Forest promises at least one more appeal of the decision. North Forest, which has been in disarray for almost two decades now, threw a Hail ... More >>
Texas Education Agency Commissioner Michael Williams made it clear in his confirmation hearing this morning that the future of North Forest Independent School District would lie with Houston Independent School District if his decision for closure is upheld. The Texas Senate has to confirm Williams, ... More >>
Guy Roberts returns to Houston in a co-production with Main Street Theater of Shakespeare's heroic blood, guts and mud epic Henry V.
In the latest trip on a seesaw of decisions, the state's commissioner of education has ordered the chronically underachieving North Forest school district to merge into the Houston school district. Texas Education Agency head Michael Williams said the state will proceed with a previous order to clo ... More >>
Governor Rick Perry didn't go safe and sound when picking a new commissioner of the Texas Education Agency -- instead he's installed bomb-throwing Tea Party favorite Michael Williams. The former Railroad Commission chair has been nosing around a few political options in the past couple of years -- ... More >>
When Steve Lipsky blamed fracking for turning his water well into a flamethrower, he set off an epic battle between the EPA and Texas.
The article on Ellen Cohen that started it all has been pulledAfter investigating a magazine publisher's claims that he was threatened by the head of the GLBT Political Caucus last week, Houston Police have determined no criminal activity occurred and have closed the case. Caucus President ... More >>
"The future of our nation depends on providing our children with a complete education that includes music." - Gerald Ford gwu.eduWhen else are we going to use this picture?Today is President's Day, and if you'll think back to high-school U.S. History, you'll remember that potential Commande ... More >>
Running for....somethingIf you've seen these signs around the Heights and were wondering who is Michael Williams and what is he running for, you're not alone.So far, we at Hair Balls have figured out the first of these two questions.The Michael Williams putting up campaign signs is better known a ... More >>
If the HCC board room is rockin', don't come a knockin'Things seem to keep getting uglier over at Houston Community College. On Thursday, the board of trustees reportedly held a closed session to discuss an investigation into possible conflicts of interest by trustee Yolanda Flores and former t ... More >>
A report being kept under wrapsMonths ago, amidst a flood of internal complaints and accusations against Houston Community College police chief Gregory Cunningham, including discrimination and retaliatory discipline against officers, the college administration hired Houston attorney Kathy Butler ... More >>
Present and former officers accuse HCC's police chief of not treating his employees fairly.
cutlineAll is not well at the Houston Community College police department.Over the past six months, several officers have either been fired by Police Chief Gregory Cunningham or filed complaints with federal employment officials alleging unfair treatment, discrimination and retaliation. And other ... More >>
Death at 6:30 in the morningAn 18-year-old answered a knock on his front door and was shot dead on the far southwest side Thursday morning. Michael Williams was at his home in the 11500 block of Keegans Ridge when he answered the knock around 6:30 a.m. "After a brief discussion with an unknown ... More >>
Rick Perry and Kay Bailey Hutchison are locked in a pitched battle over the soul of the GOP. They are also running for governor.
Two trustees didn't pay their bills, even if HCCS wants yours to go higher
Reformed and reborn, the man now pushes the word of God, not drugs. So why does it still feel like the Johnny Binder Show?
Sheer suspense sends Blair Witch into legendary horror status
Is Quanell X the new Malcolm? Or does he just want you to think so?