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Terry Abbott

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2008

    HISD Gets A New Media Guru

    It took a while, but the Houston school district has apparently found someone to fill the shows of departed media spokesman Terry Abbott. The bad news is the new guy comes from Clear Channel, which is the hated monster of independent-minded radio fans everywhere. The good news is he comes from Clea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2008

    David Mincberg: Out To Get Cattle Rustlers

    The position of Harris County Judge is essentially similar to being the mayor of a city of four million people. Which would be a pretty damn big city, with all the problems of the modern urban era. Or it could be like the County Extension agent in some rural Texas outpost, passing out leaflets on b ... More >>

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    September 5, 2008

    Press Secretary Search Goes On at HISD; District Creates New Position on Top of One Held by Terry Abbott

    Despite three months’ advance notice, the Houston Independent School District still hasn’t found a replacement for its former press secretary Terry Abbott, who as of today, departed a week ago. Abbott, as we previously, semi-fondly noted, had some pretty fine moments during his career with the ... More >>

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    August 18, 2008

    HISD Decides Not To Decide About CEP

    HISD faced a tough decision on whether to renew its $18 million annual contract with Community Education Partners, the outfit some critics have accused of warehousing troubled students instead of helping them. The school district had a deadline of August 15 to notify CEP whether they planned to ren ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2008

    HISD's Terry Abbott: The Top Five Moments

    The Houston Chronicle's education blog mentioned that the HISD board bid a fond farewell yesterday to longtime spokesman Terry Abbott, who is leaving at the end of the month to become a consultant. "[A]s board member Natasha Kamrani put it: 'Terry Abbott is a junk-yard dog. He will stand in front o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2008

    This Just In: Terry Abbott Leaves HISD

    Terry Abbott, for years the spokesman for the alleged “Houston Miracle” of HISD, the man who spun Rod Paige into a conservative saint serving well above his abilities as U.S. Department of Education, is leaving the school district. Abbott announced in a press release the official confirmation o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2007

    Let Sleeping Dogs Lie: the Key Middle School Saga Continues...

    The Key Middle School situation has become a political football and then some. Yesterday, civic activist Quannel X reportedly urged students to skip school this Thursday, saying that the district had placed them in intolerable, overcrowded conditions by temporarily posting them at Fleming Middle Sch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2007

    Where in the World Is Sheila Jackson-Lee?

    This just in: Adding just that one more special thing that the mystery illness situation at Key Middle School really needed – we’ve just received a rather desperate message from Terry Abbott, spokesman for the Houston Independent School District. It seems that rumors, and perhaps the congressw ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2007

    Let Me Clear the Fleming From My Throat

    And this just in: The Key Middle School students will move to Fleming Middle School next Wednesday, September 26, while HISD tries to figure out if it’s got a toxic building on its hands. Now for the good news as far as the kids are concerned: They won’t have school Monday or Tuesday, while th ... More >>

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    August 9, 2007
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    March 22, 2007

    Mail Call

    Shameless

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    March 15, 2007

    School Discipline, Lisa Nowak, Terry Abbott, GHCVB Gay Ads

    Some people still favor Texas's zero-tolerance rules

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2006

    HISD's Little Computer Glitch

    So the effed-up computer system cost HISD $600,000 in overtime. Hey, it's to be expected... The Houston Chronicle front-paged a story on the Houston school board getting a briefing Thursday on just how bad the district's new computer system is, with the assessment being "pretty fucking bad." Di ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2006

    It's a Blast at HISD

    Reuters What's a harmless grenade among friends? First it was clawin' and bitin' at police officers at Waltrip High. But hey, things move fast at H.I.S.D. More details regarding Tuesday's news about the eight-year-old kid who brought a grenade to Kate Bell Elementary. (Now that's an interestin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2006

    Smackdown: Waltrip High

    "Ain't no one calls my girl 'absenteeism!'" We're hearing stories about a scuffle at Waltrip High School today. From everyone's favorite HISD spokesman Terry Abbott, we get this: Here's a report on what happened at Waltrip High School this morning: According to the principal, we've arrested a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2006
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    April 20, 2006

    En la Calle

    Houston joins the revolucin

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    March 30, 2006

    Wheels on the Bus

    HISD's version of "neighborhood input"

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    December 15, 2005

    Don't Worry, Be Happy

    HISD parents want information about possible changes in the GT/Vanguard program. The administration calls any fears baseless.

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    May 19, 2005

    Broadway Baby

    Somehow, Odessa will be Woodstock this summer for Sondheim lovers

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    December 30, 2004

    On Shaky Grounds

    HISD got more than it bargained for when it decided to develop the Fourth Ward

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    December 16, 2004

    Time Out, Mack

    Rewarding bad behavior by underachievers

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    December 2, 2004
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    August 12, 2004

    Moovin' On Up

    Does DQ's new drink ring some racist bells?

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    October 2, 2003
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    September 18, 2003
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    September 4, 2003

    Ol Ol Ol Ol

    The baseball fields at T.H. Rogers will share space with a track and soccer field after all

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    September 4, 2003

    Speak No Evil

    Not part of HISD's spin machine? No interviews for you

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    August 28, 2003

    Blindsided

    HISD shuts down a program for visually impaired students and strips its teacher of her job

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    August 7, 2003

    Tale of Two Cities

    Kid-Care's former leader says the attorney general is playing favorites

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    July 24, 2003

    Paige Boy Returns

    HISD's most aggressive marketer comes back to help

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    May 29, 2003

    Jailhouse Shock

    Did a Channel 13 reporter sneak her way into an exclusive?

  • News

    October 25, 2001

    Hail to the Chiefs

    Rod Paige searches for the perfect image, and CEP wiggles in even closer to the power source -- wherever it can find it

  • News

    May 3, 2001

    In Through the Out Door

    A new law hastens a Brown official's departure

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    February 15, 2001

    Changing of the HISD Guard

    Positions open as top Paige deputies depart on the Northbound Train

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    January 11, 2001

    Days of Paige

    Did Bush pick a master educator - or an overpaid front man?

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    October 19, 2000

    Affairs of the Cart

    Motorized mayhem: Rice wrestles with a crime wave of small-time rustlers

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    June 15, 2000

    Class Cops

    After Columbine, has HISD gone overboard trying to make schools safer?

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    May 25, 2000

    Breaking the Mold

    What the heck is making those kids and teachers sick at T.H. Rogers?

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    May 18, 2000

    Back to the Future

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

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    May 18, 2000

    The Pershing Eight

    Children get burned by HISD over a gun-shaped lighter

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    December 23, 1999

    News Hostage

    A Book Is a Book

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    November 25, 1999

    Rock Slide

    Richard Millet made chemistry come alive for students. But his career may be killed by crack.

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    July 1, 1999

    Grade Charades?

    After the cheating scandal, some HISD schools take a TAAS test dive

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    April 22, 1999

    Children, Prepare Your Desk Manuals!

    Paige DMPs on the HISD bureaucracy

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    March 18, 1999
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    March 18, 1999
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    February 25, 1999

    The Fix Is In

    Are educators cheating on TAAS? Is anyone going to stop them?

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    May 21, 1998

    (Pay)checks and (Im)balances

    Fat starting salaries! Hefty raises! HISD says its administrators deserve them.

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    December 26, 1996
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