Sam Houston High School

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2014

    HISD Officers Pin Student To The Ground Because She Was On Her Cell Phone

    A brief cell phone video of Houston school district cops pinning down a screaming high school student caught fire on social media Wednesday. Students and parents alike have taken to Twitter and Facebook, airing concerns of overhanded policing in schools. The eight-second video, reportedly taken at ... More >>

  • Music

    July 18, 2013

    Christmas in July

    One of Houston's most popular '90s bands, 30FootFALL, reunites for its 20th anniversary.

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2013

    30footFALL Celebrates 20 Years of Christmases and Converse

    With due respect to the Hates, Really Red, Spunk and all the bands that have come before and since, for a certain generation of fans, 30footFALL is where Houston punk begins and ends. Thanks to years of nonstop touring, a string of uptempo albums, and high-profile compilation contributions, perhaps ... More >>

  • Music

    September 6, 2012

    Choice Evenings at Cafe 4212

    There's a jazz renaissance in the Third Ward.

  • News

    May 10, 2012

    Friends Like These

    Woman sexes hospitalized pal's teen.

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2012

    LBJ & the Houston Chronicle: Paper's Support Signed, Sealed & Delivered

    The latest volume of Robert Caro's epic Lyndon Johnson biography is out -- The Passage to Power covers 1958 through 1964 -- and Amazon has happily delivered our copy. A quick check of the index shows there's not much Houston-related content except for one episode describing how LBJ got the Houston ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2011

    Some HISD Schools Face Big Changes From No Child Left Behind

    Some HISD schools are getting left behind.​Step aside, Apollo 20. A slew of Houston ISD high schools are going to have to undergo serious overhauls to satisfy requirements of No Child Left Behind. Federal school and district ratings were released this afternoon. In a subsequent press release, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2011

    For Sale: LBJ's Old Montrose Digs

    HARLBJ's Houston home: Where "Jumbo" no doubt got an airing​While Hair Balls has been going all Doris Kearns Goodwin with our presidential history, we might as well tell you that LBJ's one-time Montrose crash pad is on the block. The 107-year-old white clapboard home is at 435 Hawthorne or 34 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2010

    Arne Duncan, U.S. Secretary of Education, Shoots Hoops With Yates

    Photos by Paul KnightSecretary of Education Arne Duncan made an appearance at Sam Houston High School.​Arne Duncan, the federal Secretary of Education, had to cut his trip to north Houston's Sam Houston High School a bit short, because there were more pressing matters. Duncan was headed to the Thi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2009

    Into HISD's Bold New Future, With A Superintendent Who Doesn't Speak Spanish

    ​As expected, HISD named Terry Grier its new superintendent at a press conference earlier today. We went to the press conference to find out why Grier was selected, considering his job history is what some people might call shaky. A state senator told us earlier today, "It makes me wonder what kin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2009

    HISD To Announce It's Done Better Than Ever In State Rankings

    ​HISD has broken its record for schools ranked as "exemplary" or "recognized," spokesman Norm Uhl says.Last year 57 percent of its 296 schools achieved that ranking; this year 70 percent of its schools have."This is one for the HISD history books and a highlight for me as I end my career at HISD," ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2007

    Report Card for All HISD Schools

    For the fifth year in a row, Sam Houston High School has been rated “Academically Unacceptable” in the Texas Education Agency’s annual assessment of the state’s schools announced today. The school still will open in the fall, thanks to the reprieve it got in June from the HISD school board w ... More >>

  • News

    October 5, 2006

    Opt In, Opt Out

    HISD continues to send students to CEP. Whether they go there, stay there or return successfully to their home school is anyone's guess.

  • News

    December 2, 2004
  • News

    February 19, 2004

    Passport to Nowhere

    Benjamin Flores wants to box in the Olympics. But he isn't a U.S. citizen, and he can't risk returning to Mexico.

  • News

    May 18, 2000

    Back to the Future

    HISD discovers it can be hard to keep a TAAS-tarnished principal down

  • News

    February 10, 2000

    Billie Bob's (Mis) Fortune

    Less than two years after Billie Bob Harrell Jr. took the $31 million lottery jackpot, he took his own life

  • Music

    December 30, 1999

    Ladies in Blue

    You think you like the blues? You ain't seen nothing yet.