Spring Branch Independent School District

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2012

    Former Spring Branch Administrators Face Investigations, Prison Time After Cheating Scandal in El Paso Area School Districts

    Lorenzo Garcia and Damon Murphy led distinguished careers in the Spring Branch Independent School District. Now both are linked to a cheating scandal in the El Paso Independent School that has left Garcia serving a 42-month sentence in a federal prison and Murphy resigning in disgrace from his job i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2008

    Spring Branch Mom Can't Register Her Kids For School -- Because They Speak English

    Kelly Martinez can't find an elementary school in the Spring Branch Independent School District for her two sons – ages 6 and 4 – because they don't speak Spanish. Edgewood Elementary, Martinez's zoned school, is 95 percent Hispanic, and last week a school official told her that the school didn ... More >>

  • News

    December 16, 1999

    Zoned Out

    An A.G.'s opinion only adds to the questions over Houston's special tax districts

  • News

    September 9, 1999

    Working Every Angle

    The city of Houston is exploiting loopholes in state law to lavish big bucks on private developers

  • News

    July 1, 1999

    Bully on the Bench?

    Abrasive encounters with some Hispanics, cash-and-carry court appointments coupled with hefty campaign contributions. Critics wonder if Pat Shelton's speedy dockets are outrunning justice.

  • News

    November 5, 1998
  • News

    August 17, 1995

    Houston's Housing

    For years, the city has been promising housing for the poor. But those promises have been trampled by politics and a desire for quick profits.