Statement on HISD Takeover Matt Barnes for HISD District IV

Some may attempt to defend the HISD overall “B” ranking, but in my neighborhood, (District IV), 10 out of 16 elementary schools have received either a D or F rating for student achievement, and that is unacceptable.

Texans Training Camp: Day 18

The Texans resumed practice on Wednesday as they prepare for their third preseason game against the Dallas Cowboys in Arlington on Saturday. Here are a few observations.

On Display

The Houston Texans and Dallas Cowboys prepare to square off tonight in the Governor’s Cup preseason game in Arlington. There are a couple of positions and players you should watch for on the Texans side of the ball.

Houston’s Most Luxurious VIP Shooting Range Opens – The Bellaire Shooting Range

The opening of the Bellaire Shooting Range marks a new level in a luxurious shooting range experience. The largest shooting range in the Houston area, the Bellaire Shooting Range offers patrons a 5-star luxury experience, with an exclusive VIP room ...

Governor Abbott To Hold Ceremonial Bill Signing Establishing College of Medicine At University of Houston

Governor Greg Abbott will ceremonially sign House Bill 826 into law on Wednesday, August 21 in Houston. House Bill 826 (Zerwas/Huffman) establishes the University of Houston College of Medicine in Houston.

Commissioner Rodney Ellis, Urban Harvest and Clear Channel Outdoors Launch Public Service Campaign to Promote Farmers Markets that Bring Local Produce to Houston’s Food Deserts

Harris County Commissioner Rodney Ellis, Clear Channel Outdoor and Urban Harvest on Saturday, Aug. 17 launched a public service campaign, including 13 donated billboards, to promote the Double Up Houston program that allows families to use their SNAP benefits to ...

Her “Why:” Local Woman Addressing the Issues of the Community With Non-profit K.Y.C.E.P.

Chasta Winslow is a woman on a mission and passion for helping others - founding Kudos Youth & Community Enrichment Program (K.Y.C.E.P) to bridge the deficit found within Title I schools that serve low-income communities in 2016.

Loretta Devine at 70: On A Divine Assignment

Many associate Loretta Devine, with her many memorable performances on both the big and small screen, including the hit movies Waiting to Exhale and Jumping The Broom, as well as her Emmy-winning performance on Grey’s Anatomy, her scene-stealing role on ...

Due By

When I was a teacher I use to give out different projects throughout the year that had a completion date in order for the student to receive a grade. Most of the time that due date was at least six ...

The Hungry Free Summer

School bells ringing are a bigger relief for some families than just getting children out of the house. It means that their children will have two well-balanced meals a day at school. One in six children across America doesn’t know ...

Hunger Free Summer Initiative Dishes Out 400K Meals

Growing children need the basics – food, shelter, and water. Simple yet complicated at the same time. Simple as these are common that many have access to but not all can obtain due to life circumstances. This setup is not ...

Houston Native Turns Over Command of Naval Support Activity Sarasota Springs

Cmdr. Christopher J. Tejada, a native of Houston, recently turned over command of Naval Support Activity (NSA) Saratoga Springs, New York, to Cmdr. Phillip Boice at a change of command ceremony held at the Saratoga Springs Knights of Columbus organization.

Arts District Houston Launches with New Mural Project Paying Homage to Neighborhood's Rich History

Arts District Houston (the Arts District), a state-appointed Arts and Cultural District, will reveal its first major mural project since Art Alley at Sawyer Yards, with a new, interactive series that will reflect the rich history of Houston’s historic First ...

NRG Stadium Again Transformed Into a House of Worship

For the past 17 years NRG Stadium has hosted its share of football games, rodeos and soccer matches – not to mention numerous concerts. However, for the second time in a month thousands of Jehovah’s Witnesses will be converting the ...

Harris County Democratic Party Statement on Representative Jessica Farrar's Retirement

We are beyond grateful for Representative Jessica Farrar's 25 years of service in the Texas Legislature. Representative Farrar was a devoted fighter for the people of her district and a fierce advocate for the rights of women.