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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.

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.

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.

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 ...

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.

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.

EduClips: From Merit Pay in Dallas to Cracking Down on Early School 'Lunch' in NYC, School News You Missed This Week From America's 15 Biggest Districts  The 74

EduClips is a roundup of the week's top education headlines from America's 15 largest school districts, where more than 4 million students across eight states ...

Judge clears ex-HISD principal of cheating  Houston Chronicle

After a 2009 Houston Independent School District investigation, Mable Caleb, the former principal of Key Middle School and Kashmere High School, was ...

Houston ISD shows gains on state ratings, but 10 long-struggling schools could trigger state role

State school ratings released Tuesday showed academic gains across Houston ISD this year, but enthusiasm over the results was tempered by 10 struggling ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

'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.”

Twist emerges in murder trial of Bellaire teen accused of killing his parents  Houston Chronicle

Defense attorneys on Tuesday introduced a twist in the case of a Bellaire teen accused of killing his parents in 2016, alleging that his older brother could be a ...

HISD teaching assistant struck, killed by train

Bystanders say the victim was trying to beat the train across Lockwood near Bennington when it hit her.

Houston ISD weighs major revamp of 15 struggling schools amid state takeover threat  Houston Chronicle

Houston ISD administrators have proposed dramatic changes to 15 low-performing schools that, if approved, could temporarily prevent the state from taking over ...

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

Major General Marcelite Jordan Harris approached each opportunity with strength and determination as she overcame many racial and gender roadblocks.

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 ...

HISD To Host Community Meetings For Improvement Required Campuses

HISD To Host Community Meetings For IR Campuses - Midtown Houston, TX - These 10 HISD campuses have struggled academically for four or more years ...

Notable Houston deaths of 2018: A presidential couple, astronauts, a death row exoneree and the man who brought the NFL back  Houston Chronicle

The Houston area bid farewell to a number of noteworthy residents in 2018, including a president and his wife, the man who brought the NFL back to the Bayou ...

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

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 ...

Five Houston Music Landmarks That Make Good Tourist Spots  Houston Press

Let's face it: for all its many virtues, Houston can be a lousy tourist town. The Ship Channel and the Med Center don't quite scream “fun family vacation,” and the ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

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

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 ...

Texas Sports Hall of Fame: Jacob Green made a living bagging QBs  Waco Tribune-Herald

Wherever the game of football has taken Jacob Green, he's had a 12th man behind him in support.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Most fascinating Houstonians of 2016  Houston Chronicle

It's been quite a year, and we're not even talking about the presidential election. Plenty of Houstonians, including a few athletes, have made headlines in 2016.

'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.

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.”

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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