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 >>
One of Houston's most popular '90s bands, 30FootFALL, reunites for its 20th anniversary.
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 >>
There's a jazz renaissance in the Third Ward.
Woman sexes hospitalized pal's teen.
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 >>
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 >>
HARLBJ's Houston home: Where "Jumbo" no doubt got an airingWhile 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
HISD continues to send students to CEP. Whether they go there, stay there or return successfully to their home school is anyone's guess.
Benjamin Flores wants to box in the Olympics. But he isn't a U.S. citizen, and he can't risk returning to Mexico.
HISD discovers it can be hard to keep a TAAS-tarnished principal down
Less than two years after Billie Bob Harrell Jr. took the $31 million lottery jackpot, he took his own life
You think you like the blues? You ain't seen nothing yet.