Subject:

Phillis Wheatley High School

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2014

    Are These the Ten Worst Houston High Schools?

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2013

    Cover Story: A Brief History of Joe Sample and the Crusaders

    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 >>

  • Music

    March 7, 2013

    The New Crusaders

    TSU restarts its jazz program, tapping into the talents of the fabled Joe Sample and kids looking for a place to play.

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2013

    Cover Story: Joe Sample Attempts to Bring TSU Back to Relevancy

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2011

    Oh Brother Grier, Where Art Thou?

    Photo by Margaret DowningTerry Grier: Wheatley parents complain about his absence​Thursday'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 >>

  • Culture

    July 13, 2006

    Long Life

    The MFAH showcases autobiographical work by a Houston legend

  • Dining

    October 31, 2002

    The Nickel Burger

    How is a falling-apart Fifth Ward joint turning out the best burgers in town? Adrian's has history.

  • News

    November 20, 1997
  • News

    April 17, 1997

    What's Wrong With Wheatley?

    It has history, it has heritage. But does Wheatley High School have a real future?

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