This week the non-profit group Children at Risk released their annual school rankings, which look at Texas Education Agency to rank 7,000 schools. By their own admission, Children at Risk's analysis has its flaws. "The limitations posed by TEA data are valid criticisms for the school ranking syste ... More >>
What a badass. As chronicled in this week's cover story, there's a reason why Joe Sample is Texas Southern University's artist-in-residence at the school's jazz studies program -- and why he may be able to reinvent TSU's disgraced reputation. Cover Story: The New Crusaders Joe Sample Attempts to ... More >>
TSU restarts its jazz program, tapping into the talents of the fabled Joe Sample and kids looking for a place to play.
Teaching jazz at Texas Southern University was probably the last thing on the mind of Joe Sample when the Phillis Wheatley High School graduate returned to his native Houston after tearing it up in Los Angeles for 40 years. But Sample, who left TSU in 1958 with members of the Jazz Crusaders -- whi ... More >>
Photo by Margaret DowningTerry Grier: Wheatley parents complain about his absenceThursday's Houston ISD school board meeting was packed and a significant portion of the crowd included those who wanted to talk about the recent removal of Wheatley High School assistant principal Sandra James Wa ... More >>
The MFAH showcases autobiographical work by a Houston legend
How is a falling-apart Fifth Ward joint turning out the best burgers in town? Adrian's has history.
It has history, it has heritage. But does Wheatley High School have a real future?