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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 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.



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.



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  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 ...



'Funeral' held ahead of Houston ISD charter vote Tuesday  KHOU.com

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 ...



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.



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



HISD official, principal arrested on drug charges  Houston Chronicle

A high-ranking HISD administrator and her fiance, the principal of Wheatley High School, have been charged with felony drug possession in Alabama, according ...



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.



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.



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 ...



Residents raise concerns about new Jack Yates High  Chron.com

A meeting to discuss plans for a new $59.5 million Jack Yates High School building drew more than 200 people Tuesday night, mostly to protest the preliminary ...



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 ...



Prairie View A&M inaugurates Ruth Simmons as new president  Houston Chronicle

PRAIRIE VIEW--The applause was thunderous and the cheers loud as Ruth Simmons strolled to the stage Friday in Panther Stadium to be sworn in as the ...



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.



Detective Perez was loyal officer, family man  mySA

Roland Perez, a detective with the San Antonio Police Department, was a humble family man who never knew how his wife, Rose, was going to greet him when ...



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 ...



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.



Bob Lee, brother of El Franco Lee, dead at 74  Chron.com

Bob Lee, a lifelong social worker and older brother of the late Harris County Commissioner El Franco Lee, died Tuesday. He was 74. His vocational titles over ...



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 ...



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 ...



Mickey Leland remembered 25 years after plane crash  Chron.com

Mickey Leland would no doubt be dismayed to see poverty and hunger on the rise in America. The late U.S. congressman, who succeeded Barbara Jordan in ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Body of Work  Texas Monthly

Before he begins the hours-long process of replacing the blood in a body with embalming fluid, James Bryant takes a moment to speak with the decedent on the ...



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 ...



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

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



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 ...



Harper known for crafting gunstocks  San Antonio Express

With his skilled hands and attention to detail, Alex Harper Jr. became well known throughout San Antonio as the go-to guy when looking for a custom gunstock.



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