Category Archives: Education

Santa Fe Community Mourns

On Monday, visitors continued to pay their respects to the victims of the mass shooting at Santa Fe High School in Texas. Cindy and her son came this afternoon.  Her son, a Santa Fe High School student, knew Cynthia Tisdale and Glenda … Continue reading

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Houston Independent School District Superintendent Accepts New Job

Less than 2 years on the job, Houston Independent School District Superintendent Richard A. Carranza is moving on to become the Chancellor of New York City schools. On Monday, Carranza announced his decision as the school district faces challenges, including … Continue reading

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Where are you from?

“De donde eres?” As news loomed of progress to end the federal government shutdown, it was a full class of 36 adults taking beginner Spanish this Monday morning.  Volunteer teacher Sara Platt taught today’s students from the Houston area, Russia, India, China, … Continue reading

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Urban Harvest Fruit Tree Sale

While many ran through the streets of Houston early this morning to start off the Chevron Marathon weekend, hundreds lined up in near freezing temperatures to buy a fruit tree at the Urban Harvest Fruit Tree Sale at the West Loop … Continue reading

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Houston Recovers after Harvey Flooding

It’s been 2 weeks since Hurricane Harvey hit the Texas Gulf Coast and brought flooding rain to Houston.  The cleanup and recovery continues. Above a look at Houston trying to return to normal life today.  Donors also made it easier … Continue reading

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Things to Do Calendar

During the summer break, visit a National Park.  Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Haleekaii, Virgin Islands National Park and Lassen Volcanic National Park in California were established in August. Lower gas prices are helping Americans get out and travel this summer.  Here is … Continue reading

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Extreme Weather Ready Expo 2017

NWS Metereologist Nikki Hathaway describes what happens if a hurricane makes landfall here and has advice for new and longtime residents in the Houston and Galveston area.  Video runs: 2:14. Local emergency management,  city and county agencies, the National Weather … Continue reading

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Harris County May 6, 2017 Election and Dallas Area Mayors Races

http://www.harrisvotes.com/ElectionDayresults.aspx Houston, Texas (Harris County) voters overwhelmingly approved Houston Independent School District Proposition 1 with 24, 181 For Votes (83.85%). There were 4,659 Against Votes (16.15%).  That’s a reversal of last November’s election results on the school district recapture fee.  Harris County … Continue reading

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People’s Law School

The University of Houston Law Center and Center for Consumer Law offered free, non-credit 50-minute classes to the public Saturday morning.  Volunteer lawyers, law professors and judges taught today’s People’s Law School to inform students about current Texas law in several areas. “The purpose is to save … Continue reading

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Back To School

Sunny and warm temperatures on the first day of Fall Semester classes at the University of South Florida in Tampa today.  If you’re considering taking a class or  pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree, the USF Registrar’s Office staff say it … Continue reading

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