Vidal Martinez

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2014

    Former HCC Lawyer: Trustees Wanted to Make Multimillion-Dollar Bond A "Private Slush Fund"

    If you believe Renee Byas, her tenure at Houston Community College was an incredibly rocky one. Shortly after joining HCC as general counsel in 2008, the college, one of the country's largest community college systems, was rocked by allegations that board members shuffled contracts to family members ... More >>

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    October 9, 2008

    Selling Kids to HISD

    And all this time we thought HISD Abe Saavedra’s outreach to dropouts was just in the kids’ best interest. Turns out, it can be a money maker as well – or at least that’s the pitch made in a July 31, 2008 letter to the superintendent from a local attorney speaking on behalf of the private al ... More >>

  • News

    August 22, 2002

    Don't Rock My Boat!

    A port commission opening fuels a three-way Hispanic fight

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    July 22, 1999


    Board Out of Its Gourd!

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    January 30, 1997
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    July 4, 1996
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    June 27, 1996
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    June 6, 1996

    The Passionate Pilgrim

    He owns a baseball team, he's spent millions to wipe out a devastating Third World disease, and now he's out to save pro football for Houston. But what does John Jay Moores really want?

  • News

    September 1, 1994

    Crisis on Cullen Boulevard

    Funding is down. Faculty is fleeing. And 50 professors are in semi-open revolt. Is the University of Houston on an irrovocable slide toward mediocrity?