Orell Fitzsimmons

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2012

    Union Protest at Comcast Friday Over Low-Income Kids Internet Program

    Comcast says: Yes, we do care! ​Back in September, Comcast made a deal with the Federal Communications Commission as part of its takeover of NBC and Universal Studios, that it would provide low-cost Internet services and a cheaply priced computer to low-income families -- but that hasn't happe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2010

    Pop Tarts Buh Bye (Yes!) But What About Those Jews and Muslim Kids Who Don't Eat Pork?

    ​Pop Tarts are exiting the Houston ISD breakfast program. As Hair Balls detailed a month ago, union leader Orell Fitzsimmons attacked the district's use of Pop Tarts and other surgary, processed foods in its breakfast program at a board meeting -- and apparently made some headway.This morning, fo ... More >>

  • News

    March 25, 2010

    Welcome to Arizona

    Judge who helped BP went on junket party on their tab.

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2010

    HISD's Breakfast Was Pop Tarts and Animal Crackers

    Photo courtesy Orell Fitzsimmons​The upcoming cost-savings cutback in hours for cafeteria workers in the Houston ISD brought union leader Orell Fitzsimmons over to two HISD elementaries this week and when he looked in on the actual breakfast being served, he was not amused."Milk, juice, Pop Tarts ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2009

    Dueling LULAC Press Conferences Over CEP, HISD's Alternative School For Troubled Students

    Photos by Margaret DowningMary Almendarez, first vice president for LULAC Council 402, leads off the press conference Monday, in support of terminating the Houston ISD's contract with Community Education Partners.​It was one of those great, if little noticed moments in Houston history, as separate ... More >>

  • News

    February 10, 2005

    On Second Thought

    HISD isn't laughing now about a breakfast program

  • News

    November 4, 2004

    Eating It Up

    Are HISD and Aramark cooking the books to feast on federal breakfast subsidies?

  • News

    September 30, 2004

    On the Case

    Our new TV series is ready to roll

  • News

    April 22, 2004

    Friends Like These

    Hermann Park vendors are begging the city: Take us back!

  • News

    January 11, 2001

    Days of Paige

    Did Bush pick a master educator - or an overpaid front man?

  • News

    January 16, 1997

    Minimal Theories

    Despite the rhetoric, evidence on the minimum wage initiative isn't conclusive either way