Michael Williams

  • News

    October 3, 2013


    Edna Forte was supposed to fix North Forest ISD, but says she ran out of time.

  • News

    October 3, 2013

    Everyone Says They Want the Best for North Forest Students, As Long As They Stand to Benefit.

    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.

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2013

    North Forest ISD at the End of the Line? Judge Rejects Ruling, HISD Moves Forward

    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 >>

  • News

    May 2, 2013

    Rick Perry: Mum's The Word

    Rick Perry has adopted a more behind-the-scenes approach this time around. That doesn't mean he hasn't been busy.

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2013

    North Forest ISD's Hopes To Avoid HISD Merger Vanishing Quickly

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2013

    TEA Head: Final Decision On Charter Providers For Troubled North Forest ISD Rests With HISD

    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 >>

  • Culture

    March 21, 2013

    Guy Roberts: Into the Breech

    Guy Roberts returns to Houston in a co-production with Main Street Theater of Shakespeare's heroic blood, guts and mud epic Henry V.

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2013

    North Forest Ordered To Close, Be Annexed By HISD

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2012

    Rick Perry Has Message For Schools: Tea Party Favorite Michael WIlliams To Head TEA

    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 >>

  • News

    April 26, 2012

    State and EPA Battle Over Fracking, Flaming Well Water

    When Steve Lipsky blamed fracking for turning his water well into a flamethrower, he set off an epic battle between the EPA and Texas.

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2011

    HPD: No Crime Found in Gay-Mag Publisher's Claims

    The article on Ellen Cohen that started it all has been pulled​After 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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2011

    Top 10 Musical U.S. Presidents

    "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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2010

    Michael Williams Is Running For Something Or Other

    Running for....something​If 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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2010

    Schoolhouse Rocked: Allegations of Conflicts of Interest at HCC

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2010

    Report On HCC's Police Chief: Why The Secrecy?

    A report being kept under wraps​Months 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 >>

  • News

    June 17, 2010

    Under Fire

    Present and former officers accuse HCC's police chief of not treating his employees fairly.

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2010

    Houston Community College's Police Department Is Under Fire

    cutline​All 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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2010

    Michael Williams, 18, Bayou Body Count No. 149

    Death at 6:30 in the morning​An 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 >>

  • News

    November 19, 2009

    The Tug of War

    Rick Perry and Kay Bailey Hutchison are locked in a pitched battle over the soul of the GOP. They are also running for governor.

  • News

    September 28, 2000

    Taxing Tales

    Two trustees didn't pay their bills, even if HCCS wants yours to go higher

  • News

    May 25, 2000

    Here's Johnny

    Reformed and reborn, the man now pushes the word of God, not drugs. So why does it still feel like the Johnny Binder Show?

  • Film

    July 15, 1999

    Potent Project

    Sheer suspense sends Blair Witch into legendary horror status

  • News

    April 3, 1997

    Would You Buy a Revolution From This Man?

    Is Quanell X the new Malcolm? Or does he just want you to think so?