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High school athletes allegedly broke into school library and stole laptops  INSIDER

Late in the evening on June 1, most Wheatley High School students were nervously preparing for their graduation ceremony the following day. But prosecutors ...



Wheatley High School students walkout in support of vice-principal  Houston Chronicle

Dozens of students at HISD's Wheatley High School in northeast Houston walked out of class Thurs.



Helping Kids Through Education | BlackPressUSA  Black Press USA

AFRICAN AMERICAN NEWS & ISSUES — Born and raised in the Acres Homes community, Ms. Willie Elaine Hubbard Brooks wanted a way to give back to ...



Wheatley High students walk out in protest for vice principal  KHOU.com

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



Houston ISD taps Joseph Williams as new principal of struggling Wheatley High School  Chron.com

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?  KHOU.com

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.



Old Wheatley High School demolished  Chron.com

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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



Photos capture Fifth Ward's historic past, emerging transformation in Houston  Houston Chronicle

To Bridgette Dorian, Houston's Fifth Ward isn't just her childhood neighborhood. It's where her father opened a shoe repair business that employed former boxer, ...



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 ...



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.



Houston-area voters to decide $3.6B in school bonds Saturday  Houston Chronicle

Voters in seven Greater Houston school districts will decide Saturday whether to authorize about $3.6 billion in bonds aimed at keeping up with ...



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  KHOU.com

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



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.



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 ...



Houston-area high schools with the most behavioral issues  Chron.com

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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Houston ISD Has 27 Schools Under Scrutiny From State  Patch.com

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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



LIVE UPDATES: High school football playoff games from around DFW and the rest of Texas  Star-Telegram

The high school football playoffs are here with a great slate of games this evening. Follow along below for live updates from all the games around Dallas-Fort ...



Wheatley track star gets overdue recognition  mySanAntonio.com

By the time he graduated from the old Wheatley High School in 1965, Glosson — now a minister in his old neighborhood — had won seven state track medals, ...



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

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



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 ...



LIVE UPDATES: High school football games from around DFW and the rest of Texas!  Star-Telegram

The high school football season is underway with a great slate of games this evening. Follow along below for live updates from all the games around Dallas-Fort ...



Houston says goodbye to Wickett Crickett, the city's first rap celebrity  Houston Chronicle

Darrell Veal was a skinny man with an oversized personality whom rapper K-Rino called "Houston's first rap celebrity." A legendary figure in Houston's hip-hop ...



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, ...



Lester Hayes shares his Aggie story, Super Bowl memories with Oakland  TexAgs

During Thursday's edition of TexAgs Radio, former Texas A&M and NFL defensive back Lester Hayes joined to reflect on his journey to Aggieland, memories ...



The X-factor: Big 12 offenses keeping Baylor CB Xavien Howard busy  Waco Tribune-Herald

Baylor's Xavien Howard knows that playing cornerback in the Big 12 means you're going to show up on somebody's highlight film one way or another.



Pruitt: Bricks that line Freedmen's Town link to our past  Chron.com

City officials' indifference to historic Freedmen's Town once again looms to dismantle another cherished piece of our community's soul. The Freedmen's Town ...



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 ...



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 ...



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, ...



Feeding the hungry was life's work for 'citizen of the world' Mickey Leland  Chron.com

Mickey Leland's wanderlust led him across the globe, often to sub-saharan Africa to see countries like Sudan, Tanzania and Ethiopia. Instead of returning to ...



How the Eastside Became Home to San Antonio's Black Community  Rivard Report

San Antonio's black community has shaped the city's history. In celebrating the Tricentennial, it is important that we revisit these beginnings.



Juneteenth 2016 Celebrations in Sugarland  Patch.com

Sugar Land, TX - Where to celebrate Juneteenth 2016 in Sugarland and Fort Bend County, Texas.



A life devoted to medicine and service  mySanAntonio.com

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  Chron.com

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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