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HISD’s longest-failing school fell short again. Will 2018-19 be different for Kashmere?  Houston Chronicle

Kashmere High School failed to meet state academic standards for the ninth straight year. Houston ISD officials pledge improvement.



Kashmere High School holds ribbon-cutting ceremony after $19M renovation complete  KPRC Click2Houston

It was a big celebration at Kashmere High School as students, staff, parents and elected school officials held a ribbon-cutting ceremony.



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.



State names overseer of struggling Kashmere High School  Chron.com

Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath announced Friday that he is sending a conservator to the Houston school district to oversee Kashmere High ...



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.



HISD superintendent Richard Carranza critical of education in Texas  KHOU

It is an opportunity Carranza says he couldn't turn down, however, he also pointed out the challenges he's faced in Texas.



Houston duo teams up to teach teens about real love  KTRK-TV

A former NFL player and radio personality are taking their message on the road in the "That's Not Love Tour."



HISD teaching assistant hit, killed by train  KTRK-TV

A HISD teaching assistant was hit and killed by a train in northeast Houston.



Kept waiting, Kashmere Gardens is helping itself after Harvey  Houston Chronicle

"The City Houston is open for business," Mayor Sylvester Turner announced eight days after Hurricane Harvey began its roughshod path through the city.



Houston ISD: 'Laser-focused' on turning around failing schools  KHOU

A list of 10 schools facing possible takeover was released just Tuesday morning. There are 27 schools that need improvement, 10 of those in the worst way.



Houston ISD Looking Flashy For Houston Art Car Parade  Bellaire, TX Patch

HISD Looking Flashy For Houston Art Parade - Bellaire, TX - The school district has about one-tenth of the 250 total entries for the 31st annual parade slated for ...



TEA rejects HISD high school turnaround program, again  KTRK-TV

The commissioner of the Texas Education Association has rejected the turnaround plan for Kashmere High school for the second time.



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 ...



'Thunder Soul' Documentary Features the Kashmere Stage Band  New York Times

A stage band formed at a Houston high school in the late 1960s is the subject of a new documentary film, “Thunder Soul.”



Marcelite Jordan Harris: First Black Female Major General in US Military Dies at Age 75  Eurweb.com

*Nationwide — We're just now hearing that Major General Marcelite Jordan Harris passed on September 7, 2018 at Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, FL, ...



Former principal awarded $550K in lawsuit settlement with HISD  KHOU.com

The Houston Independent School District Board of Education voted Thursday to settle a long-standing lawsuit with a former principal.



Houston Chronicle captures the year's most memorable moments  Houston Chronicle

It was a year of highs and lows, of spectacle and disaster, of despair followed by triumph. It was the year the rains fell and floodwaters rose, the year the nation's ...



Education: Stars of Tyler Perry's "The Haves and the Have Nots" Support Kashmere High School Fundraiser  Black Star News

[Community Announcement]. Fighting To Keep A School Going. The cast members of Tyler Perry's "The Haves and the Have Nots" are set to join in the annual ...



Student in METRO commercial receives scholarship to TSU  KTRK-TV

A high school student with a dream of becoming a drum major at Texas Southern University just got a big boost toward his goal.



Dozens of Texas Districts Must Improve Failing Schools – Or Outside Managers Could Take Over  Houston Public Media

News 88.7 analyzed state data and found more than forty districts that could see an outside board of managers as early as next year, if they don't improve their ...



Houston school district reports spike in bullying incidents  Houston Chronicle

The Houston school district saw a marked increase in student bullying incidents last year, according to district officials. A report presented to the school board ...



What can Houstonians expect in 2018?  Houston Chronicle

If 2017 proved anything, it was the futility of prediction. A year ago, few would have guessed that flood-prone Houston would endure the biggest rain event in ...



List of worst Texas schools grows  Chron.com

The list of the most troubled schools in Texas grew this year, giving more parents the chance to transfer their children to higher-performing campuses. More than ...



Heartbreaking to Uplifting: Ten Best Houston Documentaries  Houston Press

Houston has provided the material for several documentaries, some uplifting like Thunder Soul and others heartbreaking like The Cantina Girl.



Man and two children killed in crash that involved seven vehicles in NE Houston  KTRK-TV

A man and two young children were killed Friday night after a truck crashed into their car.



Lawsuit alleges Houston police condone lethal force by officers  Houston Chronicle

The call for *service* went out two minutes before midnight - "a suspicious person" in the 3400 block of Francis Street who appeared to have "mental issues.".



ABC13 Visions 2-5-17  KTRK-TV

Segment 1 - An examination of President Donald Trump's controversial executive order to temporarily ban immigrants from 7 mostly Muslim countries from ...



Teen son accused of killing ex-A&M football star and wife  Chron.com

It's hard to get people to talk individually about Antonio and Dawn Armstrong. It's not "he" or "she" but "they" – almost instinctively.



Accused of killing his parents, teen will now stand trial as an adult  Houston Chronicle

A.J. Armstrong has maintained his innocence from thevery beginning. The 17-year-old, who is accused of killing his parents, Dawn and Antonio Armstrong, has ...



Doris Ruth Bowens Ballard | Obituaries  The Killeen Daily Herald

Funeral services for Doris Ruth Bowens Ballard, 67, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Belton Church of Christ in Belton. Burial will follow at 1 p.m. at the.



Deadliest railroad crossings around Houston  KPRC Click2Houston

Texas leads the nation in railroad-track miles at 10386 miles. Those tracks are the source of heartbreak for many Texas families.



MISD moves on after Crockett’s closure  Midland Reporter-Telegram

When the school year began, only one school in the state had a longer record of failure than Midland's Crockett Elementary. The Texas Education Agency ...



Lying, Cheating, And Stealing At Key Middle School, Investigators Say  Houston Press

During the sixth and seventh periods, students at Key Middle School could go to in-school dances, that's if they had enough cash to get in to the festivities which ...



Houston storms, flooding: Where we are now  KTRK-TV

Rain, floods and mandatory evacuations are what Texans have been dealing with the past few days. And we want to update you on where things stand right now ...



'Our Soul Music Is Mariachi Music': Houston's Mexican Mass  Texas Public Radio

It's a musical tradition found in Mexican-American enclaves mostly in southwestern U.S. cities. The mariachi Mass brings an ensemble of garishl.



Houston's Juneteenth Celebration Tickets - Miller Outdoor Theatre  Houston Press

Get tickets for the upcoming Houston's Juneteenth Celebration event at Miller Outdoor Theatre in Houston.



Property owners prey on Houston's poor with risky rentals  Houston Chronicle

Just weeks before 19-year-old Jamesha Floyd was pulled from her burning home, her aunt and uncle complained to their landlord about faulty electrical wiring ...



3 dead in 7-car chain-reaction crash on Beltway 8  Houston Chronicle

A multi-car crash claimed the lives of a man and two children late Friday during a traffic slow-down in a Beltway construction zone. All of the cars were headed ...



Trailblazing black architect Simon Wiltz dies  Houston Chronicle

Simon's most significant contribution was the fact that not only did he have an impact on the practice of architecture, but he shared his knowledge with so many ...



Clifton Donato and The La La Kings “Now that's a man that plays Zydeco.”  Liberty Vindicator

Now that's a man that plays Zydeco, that's a Zydeco man.” “Which is one, but only one of many ways of saying, Now that's a Frenchman.”



Great Texas Music Documentaries You Should See  Houston Press

As a campaign to fund the music rights for the new Doug Sahm documentary reaches its final hours, a look at almost 25 more films that should be required ...



The Houston secrets of Puncture: How Captain America came to star, why Bono jumped in & local locales  CultureMap Houston

Houston attorney Paul Danziger had a true story to tell. An urgent, life and death true story. He wanted to honor the vigilant efforts of his friend and form.



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