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At Kashmere High, Principal’s Plan To Save Struggling School Starts With ‘Consistency’  Houston Public Media

For nine years straight, Kashmere High School in Northeast Houston has been on the state's list of failing schools. That's the longest for any school in Texas.

Kashmere HS graduates from state's failing list  KTRK-TV

The Mighty Rams of Kashmere High School have done what many said they couldn't, they got off the state's list of failing schools.

4 men break into Kashmere High School and steal slew of items in 2 minutes, police say  KTRK-TV

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Police say four men broke into a building at Kashmere High School in northeast Houston and stole as many items as they could in ...

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 Aims to Survive Inequities and More  Houston Press

Alternately ignored, embraced, neglected and celebrated, Kashmere High struggles to survive both inequities and good intentions gone awry.

21 Houston ISD schools receive failing grades in new report from the Texas Education Agency  Chron

Twenty-one Houston ISD schools, roughly 7.5 percent of the entire district, did not meet state standards and received a failing grade in a new report released ...

3 former high school football players accused of $223k laptop heist at Wheatley HS  KTRK-TV

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Three former members of the Wheatley High School football team are accused of taking up to 172 laptop computers from their ...

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.

HISD takeover threat: Why is it happening and how would it work?

HOUSTON — One Houston Independent School District board member is firing back at Gov. Greg Abbott after he advocated for a takeover of HISD's board.

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 ...

9-year-old mini-drum major wows crowds  KTRK-TV

A 9-year-old mini-drum major is stealing the show at football games and parades.

Tensions erupt before vote on future of failing HISD schools  KTRK-TV

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A big group of parents and community leaders showed up Thursday night to voice their concern at a meeting of the HISD board of ...

HISD teaching assistant hit, killed by train  KTRK-TV

HOUSTON -- A longtime Kashmere High School teaching assistant was hit and killed by a train in northeast Houston Tuesday afternoon. Johnnie Harris, 69, had ...

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.

HISD backs off charter plan for underperforming schools  KTRK-TV

The school district board said it is no longer pursuing a charter partnership for 10 campuses.

'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.”

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 ...

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 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 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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

Following Beto — an Afternoon at an Inner-City Houston School With the Man Who Wants to Change Texas Politics: O'Rourke Talks of Growing Up in a Border Town, Swears He Doesn't See Red and Blue  PaperCity Magazine

One Monday afternoon in late summer — after a volley of emails with Beto O'Rourke's media handlers — our team found itself at an O'Rourke town hall at ...

Civic-minded leader answered when Bayou City beckoned  Houston Chronicle

Keith Downey never expected to play a jailhouse Santa. But then last year he volunteered to hand out Christmas toys at the county jail - and there was no Santa ...

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 ...

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.

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. It's because that's how 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.

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.

Pregnant woman attacked in road rage incident with kids in car  KTRK-TV

'I'M PREGNANT, #&*@!': New video shows a pregnant Houston woman in a violent confrontation with another driver, all within view of her children.

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 ...

FAKE DESIGNER GOODS BUST: Shahid and Saad Nadeem arrested in Houston designer fakes bust |  KTRK-TV

Police say the biggest distributors of fake luxury goods in Houston have been arrested as part of a Homeland Security Department investigation.

11-year-old girl missing from southeast Houston  KTRK-TV

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- An 11-year-old girl has been missing from southeast Houston since Tuesday morning. Elizabeth Mata was last seen in the 600 ...

AJ Armstrong trial: Teen defendant shakes as parents' autopsy photos shown  KTRK-TV

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Prosecutors rested their case Thursday with the most powerful testimony to this point in the A.J. Armstrong double murder trial.

New Bill Could Bring CS Programs to 500K JROTC Students—and Diversify the Future Workforce  EdSurge

Congress is proposing an innovative approach to building the federal technology talent pipeline for computer science roles, one that should be exciting ...

'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.

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 ...

Fort Worth school district works to improve low-performing schools  Fort Worth Star Telegram

Fort Worth school district has a $5.5 million plan to improve five low-performing schools by turning them into academies. The reconstituted schools will focus on ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

Woman fatally shot by Baytown officer during struggle over Taser was not pregnant  KTRK-TV

Video of the confrontation captured the woman saying "I'm pregnant," but Baytown police said otherwise after the incident.

How you could get a ticket for parking in your driveway  KTRK-TV

Neighbors in a Clear Lake community say they've received more than 1700 parking tickets just for parking in their driveway.

Driver says he didn't see mom and 2 daughters crossing Westheimer prior to striking, killing her  KTRK-TV

The man who allegedly ran a red light and hit a mother of four as she crossed Westheimer last Monday night is now speaking out about what happened.

Investigators comb ransacked apartment of woman missing for days in north Harris County  KTRK-TV

Investigators were at Rebecca Suhrheinrich's apartment for hours overnight, removing dozens of bags of evidence.

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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