Wheatley High School

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2014

    Houston's Surviving Landmarks

    The planned demolition of former Wheatley High School in the Fifth Ward started in September was stalled yet again on Monday, this time after a resident sued Houston ISD over concerns about asbestos. Previously, preservationists had fought the district's plans to replace the historically black, 1929 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2014

    RIP Joe Sample: Houston Music Icon Dies at 75

    Joe Sample, the Houston native whose masterful keyboard playing made him a leading figure in the jazz fusion movement of the '60s and '70s and a top session musician in jazz, R&B and pop for several decades, passed away Friday night, according to his Facebook page. His family announced his death wit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2013

    Houston's Five Funniest Crimes of 2013

    People do a lot of stupid things, but as the year draws to a close, we decided to stop and remember that some of the exceptionally stupid criminal things people have done in the year of 2013 were also funny. As the saying goes, some things change, but you can count on people to try and get away with ... More >>

  • Music

    August 1, 2013

    Ten the Hard Way: Introducing the Houston Music Hall of Fame

    In honor of the 25th Annual Houston Press Music Awards, we present the Houston Music Hall of Fame.

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2012

    Happy Birthday to Archie Bell, Houston's Multi-Hit Wonder

    Sixty-eight must be a pretty significant number to Archie Bell these days. Not only was 1968 the year that "Tighten Up" -- his million-selling single with Archie Bell and the Drells -- was released, but the man himself turns 68 years old tomorrow. A seminal piece of endlessly danceable proto-funk, ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 10, 2012
  • Blogs

    September 1, 2011

    What A Houston Blues "Walk Of Fame" Could Look Like

    Lightnin' Hopkins marker photo by Matthew Keever​It was a real pleasure for Rocks Off and Lonesome Onry and Mean to bring you this week's Houston Press cover story, "Old School," but it was also bittersweet. Not to put too fine a point on it, but none of these people are getting any younger - ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2011

    Honoring Barbara Jordan's 75th Birthday: Five Video Clips

    Starting tomorrow, Texas Southern University will begin a year-long celebration of what would be the 75th birthday of alumna Barbara Jordan. Jordan was steeped in Houston, a Wheatley High grad who represented the Fifth Ward in Congress throughout the '70s. Here are five video clips of her career: ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2011

    Oh Brother Grier, Where Art Thou?

    Photo by Margaret DowningTerry Grier: Wheatley parents complain about his absence​Thursday's Houston ISD school board meeting was packed and a significant portion of the crowd included those who wanted to talk about the recent removal of Wheatley High School assistant principal Sandra James Wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2011

    HISD Reinstates Asst. Principal at Wheatley High

    Will Terry Grier be sporting one of these?​In an amazing turnaround, Houston ISD has reinstated Sandra Walker as the assistant principal at Wheatley High School. HISD spokesman Jason Spencer said a letter from HISD Chief High School Officer Aaron Spence went out to Wheatley parents today sayi ... More >>

  • News

    October 21, 2010

    Resurrecting Phi Slama Jama

    Can UH resurrect its basketball glory days?

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2010

    Unidentified Male, Bayou Body Count No. 237

    Shot several times and left for dead​A man was shot several times Friday night on the northeast side and was pronounced dead at the scene, police say.The man, whose identity was not released, was shot about 9:50 p.m. Friday in the 5200 block of Market, near Wheatley High School.HPD says it got a c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2009

    Go Have Your Advice About A New HISD Superintendent Ignored

    The Houston school district has released its scheduled of community meetings where you can go and have your advice ignored about who should replace Abe Saavedra.No, no, no -- of course your input will not be ignored. It will be included in a lengthy report put together by the search team. And as lon ... More >>

  • Music

    September 4, 2008
  • Blogs

    June 4, 2008

    Adios, Adrian’s Burger Bar

    I stopped by Adrian’s Burger Bar in the 5th Ward this weekend with the intention of eating one of Adrian Cooper’s amazing one-pound burgers. I was saddened to see that Adrian’s has closed its doors. The old burger joint down the street from Wheatley High School was a neighborhood institution. ... More >>

  • Music

    January 25, 2007

    Texas Tenors Times Two

    The Trinity Jazz Festival

  • News

    September 2, 2004

    Shooting Star

    Houstons busiest filmmaker relies on Zen calm and guerrilla tactics

  • Dining

    October 31, 2002

    The Nickel Burger

    How is a falling-apart Fifth Ward joint turning out the best burgers in town? Adrian's has history.

  • News

    July 18, 2002

    Hot Tunes, Summer in the City

    Houston Press Music Awards Showcase 2002

  • Music

    May 4, 2000

    Legacy of Gristle

    Though Clarence Hollimon has passed, he lives on in his work

  • Music

    June 5, 1997
  • News

    May 8, 1997
  • Music

    January 23, 1997
  • Music

    January 25, 1996

    Ghetto Do-Gooders

    The 5th Ward Boyz may not be saints, but they're not sinners either

  • News

    July 7, 1994

    Anatomy of an Intervention

    HISD has a plan for reforming problem schools. But when it reached Bastian Elementary, not everything went smoothly.