H-E-B Accepting Nominations for the 2018 Excellence in Education Awards

H-E-B is now accepting nominations for educators to apply for the 2018 H-E-B Excellence in Education Awards. Each year, these awards highlight a variety of educators who go above and beyond to make a difference in the lives of their ...

OpenStax Partners with Katalyst to Deliver Free Textbooks to Poland

Rice University-based nonprofit OpenStax is partnering with Katalyst Education to bring free, peer-reviewed, openly licensed textbooks to Poland as part of a new effort to internationalize OpenStax's free open textbook model.

Help Remains after Disaster Recovery Center Closes in Dallas County

A State of Texas/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center in Dallas County in the city of Dallas will close permanently at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017. The center that is closing is at the following location:

Hurricane Maria Makes Landfall in Puerto Rico with 155-mph Winds

Hurricane Maria made landfall Wednesday in southeast Puerto Rico, ripping trees out of the ground and entangling two-thirds of the island in hurricane-force winds.

Glam4good Mobilizes the Fashion Industry to Restore Wardrobes & Beauty Essentials for Women and Their Families Devastated By Hurricane Harvey

GLAM4GOOD, the award-winning, empowerment platform and non-profit organization, is headed to Texas to hold a disaster relief initiative in Houston on Saturday, September 23rd. With the generous support of Dee and Tommy Hilfiger, this event will help restore the wardrobes ...

Vice Mayor Pro-Tem Jerry Davis Partners with Kroger to Supply 700 Back to School Kits for Students in Need

As the city continues to rebuild, VMPT Davis remains focused on District B students - of which more than 90% qualify as economically disadvantaged. He hopes that the generosity and solidarity expressed and evidenced through these donations will ensure a ...

Governor Abbott Attends Groundbreaking Ceremony At Charles Schwab's New Westlake Campus

Governor Greg Abbott today attended the groundbreaking ceremony for Charles Schwab's new 70-acre campus in Westlake, Texas. The new campus is expected to create 1,200 jobs and is set to open in 2019. In his remarks during the ceremony, Governor ...

We Must Help Our Friends In Mexico

Jackson Lee: “To all of those whose lives have been impacted, I offer my deepest and most sincere prayers. Mexico needs our help now more than ever, and I urge the international community to respond.”

Fort Bend County Jail Cited for Failure to Check On Inmates-Then Inmate Commits Suicide

The family of Eugene Ethridge Jr., 33, filed a federal civil rights lawsuit Tuesday against the Fort Bend County jail (lawsuit attached). The Fort Bend County jail has an atrocious record of failing to prevent suicide of inmates. September 29, ...

Disaster Recovery Centers Open in Two Counties

Three State of Texas/FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers will open Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017: two in Harris County in the cities of Humble and Houston, and one in Bastrop County in the city of Smithville.

South Carolina Students Punished for Spelling 'rape' with Letters Sprayed On Their Chests

Four South Carolina high school students have been punished for sharing a picture on social media that appears to advocate sexual assault.

Tensions in St. Louis: How Did We Get Here?

Since white ex-St. Louis police officer Jason Stockley was acquitted Friday in the 2011 fatal shooting of Anthony Lamar Smith, a 24-year-old black man, demonstrators have taken to the streets every night. Largely peaceful in the daytime and sometimes turning ...

AFT on the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s 47th Annual Legislative Conference

tatement of American Federation of Teachers Secretary-Treasurer Lorretta Johnson on the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s 47th Annual Legislative Conference:

Puerto Rico Had Half as Any People the Last Time It Saw a Hurricane This Bad

If Maria's track holds, Puerto Rico will take a direct hit. That'll make Maria the first Category 4 or 5 hurricane to make landfall in Puerto Rico in 85 years.

'Rapid intensification' Fuels Major Atlantic Hurricanes in 2017

It usually takes several days to a week for a tropical storm to grow into a hurricane. But if conditions are just right, a powerful major hurricane can develop in just hours.