University Interscholastic League

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2011

    Sterling High: We're Sorry We Tipped Off Our Players to the Upcoming Steroids Test

    Taking the "surprise" out of "surprise tests."​Texas's efforts to test high school athletes for steroids have been pretty ineffective in finding high school athletes taking steroids, but maybe that's because Texas kids would never, ever do something like that. Whether that's true or not, one ... More >>

  • News

    December 30, 2010

    The Whipping Boy

    How did class size limits become the symbol of an unnecessary luxury in our schools?

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2010

    HISD Marching Bands Coming To A Stadium Near You

    Photo by Chasen MarshallLady Gaga couldn't maintain these formations.​Screeching trumpets, heart-thumping drum beats and crisp, colorful uniforms will be on display all day Saturday in northwest Houston.The HISD marching band scene will be descending on Delmar Stadium, participating in the third a ... More >>

  • News

    August 19, 2010

    Battle of the Bands

    Kids march towards a better future.Fighting declining interest and funding woes, two HISD high schools offer kids an oom pah pah way to better futures

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2010

    Still Recovering From Ike, Galveston Ponders A $35 Million High School Stadium

    Illustration courtesy GISD​The residents of Galveston Island, still trying to recover from Hurricane Ike, have a decision to make: whether a $34.9 million new multipurpose stadium is worth an approximate 11 cents pday tax increase.The new stadium, proposed by the Galveston Island Independent Schoo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2010

    Today's Pep Rally Starts A Two-Month Celebration at Yates

    Photo by Bryan Williams​A pep rally at Yates High School this afternoon kicks off two months of events that are scheduled to celebrate the school's basketball team.  The Yates team won a state championship a couple weeks ago, finishing the season undefeated at 34-0. The team was also na ... More >>

  • News

    October 23, 2008

    No Pressure. It's Just Texas High School Football.

    Katy High School was going to play against a Florida team on national TV. Now all it had to do was find a way to win again.

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2008

    Let The Bidding For Galveston's HS Football Stars Begin!!

    High school football could be the last thing on anyone’s mind in Galveston, but Ball High School football coach Ron Holmes has already said that he’ll help his players find a transfer if the season is canceled. Two or three missed games – much less a missed season – could be the difference i ... More >>

  • News

    May 15, 2008

    College Immaterial for High School Students in Vocational Training

    Good paying jobs, no huge loan burdens, exciting course work — the new vo-tech attracts more and more hi-tech students

  • News

    June 29, 2006

    Cut Short

    A model student-athlete unthinkingly brings a knife to school and ends up in jail, then expelled. Why one-size-fits-all discipline fails kids.

  • News

    June 16, 2005

    Great Moves

    Sometimes it's all in being in the right place at the right time

  • News

    December 16, 2004

    What Price Glory?

    In an era when booster dollars give high school football teams a high-tech edge, scratching out a winning season gets tougher and tougher

  • Best of Houston

    September 25, 2003

    Best Way to Break In to the Big Time

    Strake Jesuit joining the UIL

  • News

    October 24, 2002

    Power Plays

    Behind the scenes, HISD trustee Shadwick and influential good ol' boys work to do good. And they probably have -- though maybe not for everyone.

  • News

    March 7, 2002

    The Great Divide

    Principal Lawrence Allen is a role model to some, an inept bumbler to others. Jones High School is split: Magnet-program parents versus the local community. It's up to Superintendent Kaye Stripling to make it right. Lucky her.

  • News

    July 4, 1996


    How softball coach Holly Nuber won the state championship -- and lost her job