The American Coalition for Justice might as well be renamed the Coalition for People Who Really Don't Like HISD/Superintendent Terry Grier. Because it was very clear that the Gran Palacio Event Center was the last place in the world the Grier fan club would have met on Thursday night. Kevin Simms, ... More >>
In honor of the 25th Annual Houston Press Music Awards, we present the Houston Music Hall of Fame.
The Daily Show has tackled the tackling of an apparently growing problem -- kids don't like cafeteria food. As TDS points out, in terms of complaints this isn't exactly new -- kids have been turning up their noses at cafeteria food for as long as there have been noses to turn up and cafeteria food ... More >>
Third Ward singer Jewel Brown once worked for both Louis Armstrong and Jack Ruby.
Can UH resurrect its basketball glory days?
While the University of Houston tries to resurrect its basketball program, we reflect on the glory days. Bryan Williams, who was a part of the University of Houston's Phi Slama Jama teams, took pictures for this week's cover story in the Houston Press about the incredible decline of the universit ... More >>
The 2010 Yates championship team proved nobody does it better.
Photo by Bryan WilliamsA 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 >>
Yates represents.Yates High School's basketball team continues its roll to a state championship, a role that's included some very large blow-outs of over-matched opponentsIt's attracted nationwide attention, and now two of the biggest brand names on television are getting into it.First came Rick ... More >>
Photos by Aaron M. Sprecher / Click here for a slideshowThe Lee High School "cheering section" sat in the smallest little section of stands, in the lowest corner of the east side of the bleachers at Delmar Field House, during Saturday's rematch between the Lee and Yates High School boy ... More >>
Is the war on marijuana a waste of precious resources?
As promised last week, the Houston school district is trying to fast-track reinstatement for some teachers caught up in the drug-dog sweeps that caused such a kerfluffle.The district announced today that Mindy Herrick, the Roberts Elementary teacher whose arrest sparked protests from parents and stu ... More >>
We pass on a bit of luck to the recipients of our first creativity awards
TV huckster McIngvale moves hearts as well as mattresses
In an era when booster dollars give high school football teams a high-tech edge, scratching out a winning season gets tougher and tougher
Not part of HISD's spin machine? No interviews for you
After a half-century of effort, local African-American artists are emerging to the forefront of the arts, both in Houston and nationally
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.
Two Houstonians allege that Lil' Bow Wow's handlers are pissing in their yard
An epic saga of genius, striving, triumph and survival in which our heroes, mere high school students, create truly marvelous mechanical beings, becoming fairly amazing human beings in the process
Houston's first-call warm-up band Cosmic Force sets its sights higher
Debra Duncan pays her dues, hits her cues and hopes to be the next Oprah
A homeless woman's plight highlights the harsh realities for the disabled poor
Music, a Houston DJ andthe lure of Austin
Fat starting salaries! Hefty raises! HISD says its administrators deserve them.
For years, Harriet Ball miraculously boosted the test scores of academically at-risk kids in Houston. Finally, educators across the country are taking note.
As a student radical in the late sixties, Ed Blum fought for affirmative action. Now, as a middle- aged neocon, he wants to destroy it.
It has history, it has heritage. But does Wheatley High School have a real future?