When the Houston ISD school board decided to retire some mascot names that it found culturally insensitive, it opened up the naming process to the community, who were invited to submit their top two choices to HISD administration. As is being announced this morning at a 10:30 a.m. press conference ... More >>
HISD students may be able to pass the test needed to graduate, but that doesn't mean they know how to read.
The Sharpstown teacher who was arrested and charged with one felony count of indecency with a child and two felony counts of an improper relationship with a student last week was previously investigated in 2011. Before coming to Sharpstown, Ysidoro Rosales-Motola was teaching at Westbury High Schoo ... More >>
Welcome to the Rocks Off 100, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're in there too. See the entire Rocks Off 100 at this link. Pat Kelly is a lifelong Houston musician an ... More >>
Houston's top 10 versions.
For the next 20 weeks, we'll be rounding up the runners-up to our 2011 Best of Houston® winners. In many categories, picking each year's winner is no easy task. We'll be spotlighting 20 of those categories, in which the winner had hefty competition from other Houston bars and restaurants. Along wi ... More >>
"I know it when I see it." - Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart, on correctly identifying pornography. Also applies to dive bars. The dive distinction is complicated. Used to be you could stick a bar in the non-dive phylum if a web jukebox were present. But nowadays there are dives that still fee ... More >>
According to some, Montrose is seeing fewer rainbows these days.Montrose's "gayborhood" status is officially over. Or it's just like it has been for the past five to ten years. It depends on who you ask. Hair Balls recently spoke with various movers and shakers of the neighborhood's GLBT co ... More >>
Who knew historic preservation could ignite so much neighborhood drama?
Alex "Pr!mo" Luster got himself a documentary from the street art life.
Apollo 20: Not everyone's on boardWhat's not to like about a longer school year, longer school day, more rigor in the classroom and having your parents more involved in your education?Well, it may be coincidence or it may not be everyone's idea of heaven because more than 4,000 students hav ... More >>
We scout out happy hour in Houston.
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The Houston school district has announced that 120 schools will be open for students on Tuesday. Other schools will be added Thursday, officials said. Some other schools might need generators or portable buildings. No school was damaged so severely that massive repairs are needed, officials said. ... More >>
Greg Levitt Michael Haaga, your 2005 Local Musician of the Year The Music Awards are coming! The Music Awards are coming! To whet your appetite, we put together a list of all the winners of selected categories going back to the inception of the awards in 1990. Who will join this august body of ... More >>
The imminent launch of new venue Warehouse Live makes it official: Downtown is now Houston's live music hot spot
Houston's Neutral Sisters look white, sing black and move to a reggae rhythm
Houston Press Music Awards Showcase 2002
Loft and condo dwellers are finding it difficult to coexist with the pounding beats coming out of clubs in Houston's revitalized downtown scene
She's here. She's queer. The neighbors are used to it.
Will Montrose come home in 2001?
At Anderson Elementary, students are packed into classrooms, hallways and portable buildings as educators struggle to manage a school with too many kids
It has history, it has heritage. But does Wheatley High School have a real future?
The sale of the neighborhood pool pits some older residents against newer arrivals
A principal's "detention" policy proves controversial -- and effective