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Wheatley High School students walkout in support of vice-principal  Chron

Dozens of students at HISD's Wheatley High School in northeast Houston walked out of class Thursday morning to protest the alleged fire/transferring of a ...

Wheatley HS automotive technology program  KTRK-TV

Wheatley's automotive technology program turns unexpected passions into bright futures for students.

Wheatley High students walk out in protest for vice principal

After a fire alarm was pulled at Wheatley High School Thursday morning, students walked out to protest the transfer of their vice principal.

Wheatley football star triumphs over Hurricane Harvey's trials  KTRK-TV

Wheatley High School senior wide receiver Fabian Willis has gone though a roller coaster of emotions and uncertainty after Hurricane Harvey hit Houston, ...

PRIDE AND PATRIOTISM: Wheatley HS JROTC students lead the way by giving back to their community  KTRK-TV

PRIDE AND PATRIOTISM: Twice a month these JROTC students are leading the way through giving back to those in need.

Houston ISD taps Joseph Williams as new principal of struggling Wheatley High School  mySA

The Houston ISD has announced the appointment of Joseph Williams, a 22-year veteran educator, as the new principal of Wheatley High School. The district ...

HISD takeover threat: Why is it happening and how would it work?

An HISD board member fired back at Gov. Greg Abbott on Friday after he said HISD's school board should be taken over and reformed.

Yates High School Lions face punishment for using ineligible players  KTRK-TV

After using ineligible players, Yates High School faces stiff punishment for the remainder of the season.

Tensions erupt before vote on future of failing HISD schools  KTRK-TV

In a 6-3 vote, the board of trustees decided Thursday to perform a closed search for Houston ISD's next superintendent.

Old Wheatley High School demolished

Less than 24 hours after a judge ruled that HISD could tear down the old Wheatley High School, demolition crews on Thursday turned most of the 85-year-old ...

Nike puts national spotlight on Yates and Wheatley football programs after Harvey  KTRK-TV

Across the world, there is a new spotlight on two Houston high schools thanks to a popular footwear and apparel company.

Despite Abbott tweet, TEA has passed on option to replace HISD board since 2017  Houston Chronicle

Gov. Greg Abbott suggested last week that Houston ISD's school board should be taken over. His leadership team has had the authority to do that for 15 months.

State conservator orders halt to HISD to superintendent search  Houston Chronicle

A state-appointed official ordered Houston ISD trustees to suspend their search for a permanent superintendent on Monday, an unprecedented intervention that ...

14 HISD schools at risk of closing over performance  KTRK-TV

HISD is inviting parents to a series of community meetings to discuss the future of 14 academically underperforming schools.

Wheatley was 'as good as anybody'  San Antonio Express-News

During Cliff Johnson's days as a star athlete at Phillis Wheatley High School in the 1960s, he never thought for a second his school — or any others in the Prairie ...

'Funeral' held ahead of Houston ISD charter vote Tuesday

Houston ISD trustees will vote on whether to move forward with plans to temporarily give up control over 10 low- performing schools, allowing a charter school ...

Fifth Ward Chamber of Commerce in Houston works to keep the old and the new as development booms  Houston Chronicle

Chamber of Commerce works to keep the old and the new as development booms in Houston's historic neighborhood. By Ileana Najarro. Bridgette Dorian drove ...

Get ready for school with Franklin Barber & Beauty Institute and

Franklin Barber & Beauty Institute is teaming up with the non-profit "You Are A Queen" to give back-to-school haircuts.

Houston-area high schools with the most behavioral issues

Sending your teenager to a Houston-area high school can be a battle, quite literally. More than 70 percent of the top 30 worst-behaved high schools in 2016 ...

Texas Matters: Historic Black High School Football In Texas  Texas Public Radio

This will be another weekend when America is transfixed by football – not for what's on the field but on the sidelines. Taking a knee and knelling during.

How Saxophone Player Jean-Baptiste Jacquet Integrated Houston Audiences  Houstonia Magazine

He was used to playing in front of big crowds by then, but when Jean-Baptiste “Illinois” Jacquet stepped into the spotlight onstage at downtown's Houston Music ...

Historic Houston football Thanksgiving Day rivalry to resume  USA TODAY High School Sports

A high school football rivalry in Houston that dates back to the 1920s between two historically black schools will resume next season with the help of Nike and as ...

One of the Texas schools that's produced the most pro athletes is not where you'd think it'd be  Chron

One high school along the Gulf of Mexico ranks among the top schools in Texas for producing the most number of professional athletes. Ball High School in ...

A day in Black History: Barbara Jordan  KTRK-TV

A politician and educator, Barbara Jordan made history as being the first African American woman elected to the Texas Senate in 1966.

3 former San Antonio-area athletes are heading to the Super Bowl  Houston Chronicle

San Antonio may not have an NFL team to send to the Super Bowl, but it does have three players on a Super Bowl 2019 team. Three of the athletes listed on the ...

Houston ISD Has 27 Schools Under Scrutiny From State

Failure Is Not An Option - Houston, TX - HISD Superintendent: Laser-focused on success, after TEA identifies 27 campuses that need to improve in 2017.

Houston Hauls In $100K Grant For Fifth Ward Initiative  Midtown Houston, TX Patch

Houston Hauls In $100K Grant For Fifth Ward - Midtown Houston, TX - The Our Town grant supports creative placemaking projects that help to transform ...

Houston ISD faces state takeover if long-failing campuses don't improve  Houston Chronicle

Texas education officials are warning that Houston ISD could be placed under the jurisdiction of state-appointed managers as early as next year if 13 district ...

Nellye Joyce Punch, Fifth Ward educator who taught achievers, dies at 96  Houston Chronicle

Nellye Joyce Punch died on Christmas Day as a legend of Houston's Fifth Ward who elevated the consciousness and involvement of people and organizations ...

Crossroads, Segment 2, September 20, 2015  KTRK-TV

A look at the special partnership between Lakewood Church and Houston's Fifth Ward community.

This Day in Black History: Houston native Barbara Jordan was born  CW39 Houston

HOUSTON – Barbara Charline Jordan was born on Feb. 21, 1936 in Houston, Texas. Jordan always strived for excellence in her education. In 1952, Jordan ...

Fonde hoops legend Frank Seals dies  Houston Chronicle

Frank Seals, who turned coaching a recreational league phone company basketball team into a place in Houston hoops history, died Dec. 21. He was 77. Seals ...

10 Texas School Names Honoring Confederates Have Changed. At Least 24 Haven't.  The Texas Tribune

Tense debates have raged at Texas schools over the proper place of Confederate names in the public landscape. But many other districts have not considered ...

Long-time educator Jean Hines Caldwell dies  Houston Chronicle

Jean Hines Caldwell, a veteran Houston educator who made a difference in the lives of hundreds of children and women, died Sunday morning. She was 83.

Chauncy Glover Project finds success in first group of young men sent off to college with scholarships  KTRK-TV

Although class is out for the summer and the seniors of Wheatley High School have already graduated, one group of young men worked tirelessly to prepare for ...

Bob Lee, 'Mayor of Fifth Ward,' dead at 74

Bob Lee, a lifelong social worker and older brother of the late Harris County Precinct 1 Commissioner El Franco Lee, died Tuesday. The Kashmere Gardens ...

22-year-old who killed teen suspect, wounded another has no regrets

A young man who shot two teenage apparent would-be-robbers believes they got exactly what they deserved.

19-year-old dead after older brother accidentally shoots him, police say  KTRK-TV

A 19-year-old tragically lost his life after he and his sibling were playing with a firearm in east Houston, according to police.

Local Juneteenth events highlight African-American culture  Bryan-College Station Eagle

A clapping, singing crowd of about 200 people gathered Tuesday night inside the Lincoln Recreation Center in College Station for Praises in the Pavilion, the ...

Gaines remembered as 'pioneering' HISD educator, leader  Houston Chronicle

Arthur M. Gaines Jr., a longtime educator, school administrator and Houston Independent School District trustee, died Friday after a long bout with cancer, ...

Bella Vista honoring pastor retiring after 44 years  Houston Chronicle

The members of Bella Vista Missionary Baptist Church are praying to find a new pastor - someone who can fill the shoes of the man who has guided them for 44 ...

Houston duo fights to complete film on legendary Texas congressman  CultureMap Houston

For 10 years, Barbara Friedman has been working on a documentary that not only chronicles the life of her close friend, Mickey Leland, but she feels wil.

Thomas Ellis, a Tuskegee Airman, is dead at 97  mySA

Former Sgt. Maj. Thomas Ellis, one of six surviving Tuskegee Airmen in San Antonio, died Jan. 2 of a stroke in a local hospital. He was 97. He served as an ...

Owners plan to re-create River Oaks midcentury modern home they razed  Houston Chronicle

The house at 2 Tiel Way - a Frank Lloyd Wright-influenced ranch house designed by Karl Kamrath, one of Houston's most notable architects - once garnered ...

The state with the most NFL draft picks per capita may surprise you  USA TODAY High School Sports

The National Football League broke down the number of high school players from each state selected in the 2016 NFL Draft, and while the top three states may ...

Barbara Jordan: 'She always did sound like God'  Daily Kos

“She always did sound like God.” That is a quote from Molly Ivins, syndicated newspaper columnist and political commentator, in “Barbara Jordan: Brains, ...

A life devoted to medicine and service

While delivering as many as 20000 babies in San Antonio over a distinguished five-decade career, Dr. Robert L.M. Hilliard stayed deeply committed to his ...

Dignowity Hill: An urban neighborhood on the rise  San Antonio Express

Many longtime residents in the neighborhood have seen a flock of newcomers in recent years, such as more artists and professionals. “It was a real privilege to ...

Missouri City NAACP seeks greater minority representation on Fort Bend ISD board

STAFFORD — The Missouri City NAACP and a number of local officials and activists are planning to redouble efforts to change the way that the Fort Bend ISD ...

Cliff Johnson Gets Ticket to 'Bronx Zoo'  The Crawfish Boxes

Astros-Yankees History: Cliff Johnson was traded to the Yankees.

Elderly, almost blind and not guilty of murder, a San Antonio man couldn’t go home  San Antonio Express-News

On a warm afternoon on June 27 last year, San Antonio police got a “shooting in progress” call to 1016 Piedmont, a crime-plagued block of aging frame houses ...

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