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HISD Board Hears From Some Very Unhappy People Upset By Cutback in Planned Raises

13 hours ago by Margaret Downing
Faced with an almost $19 million deficit in its $2 billion budget, Houston ISD administration has jettisoned a recommendation reached by its Joint Compensation Committee, and decided to back away from its plan to give out 1.5 percent raises to teachers and school employees. Under the new plan, district police...
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Cristobal Falling Apart, Still a Risk for Northern Gulf

15 hours ago by Jeff Balke
No one can accuse 2020 of not being interesting. The latest, of course, is the artist formerly known as Tropical Storm Cristobal, churning itself ragged over Mexico as this is being written. The early season storm — now a depression — spent most of Thursday over land, weakening it significantly...
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Openings and Closings: Dolce & Cannoli Expands, Penny Quarter, Patrenella's Close

16 hours ago by Lorretta Ruggiero
Dolce & Cannoli Pizza Cafe, 20131 Highway 59, softly opened at Deerbrook Mall May 6. It fully opened May 20 and will be up to 75 percent capacity this week with the Phase III of Governor Greg Abbott's plan to reopen businesses after the original pandemic shutdown. The pizza and...
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Time’s Up: The 30 Year-Old Album That Foretold America’s Last 30 Days

16 hours ago by Jesse Sendejas Jr.
“Moment by moment, day by day, the world is just slipping away.” That line from the Living Colour song “Time’s Up” seems relevant as ever. American life came to a grinding halt because of a global pandemic and, day by day, we’ve tried to decipher our roles in a virus-stricken...
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Houston's 5 Best Weekend Food Bets: Support Houston's Black-Owned Restaurants

16 hours ago by Brooke Viggiano
As the country takes on the uphill battle against racism, many of us are looking for ways to show up for the African American community—just on Tuesday, we had more than 60,000 people united in support of Houston native George Floyd and his family. One way to do that is...
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Reviews For The Uneasily Quarantined:
Shirley

16 hours ago by Pete Vonder Haar
Title: Shirley Describe This Movie In One Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf Quote: MARTHA: What, you think it was sexy back there? You think he made his own wife sick? GEORGE: Well, you make *me* sick. MARTHA: That's different. Brief Plot Synopsis: Marriage is a horror story of its own. Rating Using...
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Yes, There are Already COVID-19 Video Games

1 day ago by Jef Rouner
One of the great things about the massive indie game scene is that it’s possible to get video games based on real-world events as they are happening. Granted, these are often as cheap and quick as a punk song, but it’s still rather remarkable that a medium with a famously...
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Thanks to a Confirmed Case of COVID-19, HISD Cancels 6 Meals Sites and All Produce Stops

1 day ago by Houston Press
Houston ISD Interim Superintendent Grenita Lathan just announced that six curbside summer meals sites have been canceled after a confirmed case of the coronavirus. The silver lining is that health officials do not think that families who came to pick up the food were exposed. "The six summer meals sites...
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Tropical Storm Cristobal Likely to Threaten Texas/Louisiana, but As What?

2 days ago by Jeff Balke
Tropical Storm Cristobal is drifting around just onshore in Mexico south of the Bay of Campeche as of writing this, and the longer it remains over land, the more disorganized it will be when it reemerges later this week. After that time, the forecast models seem in fairly good agreement...
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Coronavirus Can't Stop Applehead's HTX Blues

2 days ago by David Rozycki
Houston's Applehead is planning on recording a debut album during the coronavirus shutdown of live music.

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