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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 School students turn their passion for cars into a bright future  KTRK-TV

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

Former war refugee defies odds to graduate from Wheatley High School  KTRK-TV

A Houston high school senior went from war refugee to near top of his class. Dieu Merci plans to attend Texas A&M and dreams of becoming a doctor.

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.

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.

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.

After disruptive HISD meeting, trustees adjourn without decision on underperforming schools  KTRK-TV

A tension-filled Houston ISD trustees meeting erupted Tuesday night, with at least one person being dragged out.

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.

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 ...

New controversy over demolition of Wheatley High School |  KTRK-TV

The old Wheatley High and E. O. Smith School, in the 1700 Block of Gregg St. in Houston, is the center of attention again. Not because of its demolition this time.

'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 ...

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.

HISD votes to tear down Wheatley High School  KTRK-TV

The board voted unanimously to accept a mediation settlement at a special meeting this morning. The district says it will rebuild the school using some of the ...

Restraining order filed to save Wheatley High School  KTRK-TV

HISD might have started demolishing Wheatley High School, but the community is moving fast to save the school in Houston's Fifth Ward.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 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 ...

'I love him': Parents remember son fatally shot by brother in tragic accident  KTRK-TV

Seven months ago, Joshua Bradley graduated from Wheatley High School and made his parents proud. His parents said he always had a smile and wanted ...

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

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

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

A 19-year-old man who was shot to death overnight while his brother was handling a gun in east Houston is being remembered by an ABC13 anchor who knew ...

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 ...

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 ...

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

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

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 ...

Texans' Lamar Miller helps make Christmas wishes come true for Houston families  KTRK-TV

It's the season of giving and creating memories that will last a lifetime. Houston Texans star running back Lamar Miller did just that Wednesday for families ...

Bob Lee, brother of El Franco Lee, dead at 74

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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

Nathaniel Word was tired of being disrespected by the neighborhood men hanging out in the front yard of the East Side house where he grew up. When things ...

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 ...

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, ...

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