Riverside County

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2013

    It's a Major Award! HISD Named Top Urban School District in America Second Year in a Row

    Sometimes, Christmas comes early. That appears to be the case for the Houston Independent School District which, for the second straight year, was awarded the Board Prize for Urban Education. The award is in recognition of the district's overall performance and reduction of achievement gaps among po ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2013

    Former Lions WR Titus Young Arrested 3 Times in One Week

    A couple years ago during the NFL lockout, much was made of the arrest list compiled by NFL people during the league's self-imposed downtime. (I use the word "people" because it wasn't just players. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers had a coach and a front office person make the list.) When the season was s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2013

    HISD Again A Finalist For Prestigious $1 Million Broad Prize

    The Houston Independent School District is once again a finalist for the prestigious Broad Prize, which celebrates urban education and who's doing it right. It's the third time HISD has been a finalist for the award, which began in 2002. The district won the nationwide prize -- which comes with a n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2012

    DOJ Eyes Will Be On the Ground in Harris, Fort Bend counties on Election Day

    Voters in Harris and Fort Bend counties will get an extra treat on Election Day: Federal poll watchers. As a result of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 (now 47 years old!), the federal government attempts to make sure every registered voter regardless of race, color "or membership in a minority langua ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2012

    Broad Prize: HISD a Finalist Again, Goes for a Second Win

    Houston ISD got some great news today -- it's been nominated once again as a finalist for the Broad Prize for Urban Education thanks to an increased African-American graduation rate, more African Americans and Hispanics taking Advanced Placement tests and a greater percentage than any other urban di ... More >>

  • News

    June 7, 2007

    Oh, Baby Baby

    There's a lot of money to be made in adoptions. Jennalee Ryan moved to Texas to continue doing that.