8 hours ago

  • Shearn Elementary School reviewed by a parent

    One of my daughters will be entering 2nd grade next year, the other kinder. We have greatly benefitted from attending Shearn, which is also our neighborhood school. I went on magnet tours of other schools before ultimately choosing to attend Shearn, and what struck me most back then is what I'm still drawn to. Besides the data touting benefits of dual-language education, I love that Shearn has a dedicated librarian and music teacher. It is easy to be involved and 'known', and I've found teachers and staff very helpful, caring, and open to new ideas. There has been turnover in past years, but to be frank that's an HISD problem and not particular to this school (though Title 1 schools do present challenges to educators). Our principal retired in Dec after 12 committed years of service - our new principal, Ms. Romero, has a dual-language background and a great spirit, and we have high hopes of furthering academic achievement and encouraging the kids and families of Shearn to be proud of their school.

    Shearn Elementary School (9802 Stella Link Road) Published on GreatSchools March 25, 2017 Comment

2 days ago

HISD Board president to host Hispanic Parent Summit with free workshops, resources

The  free event will take place on Saturday, April 8 at Grissom Elementary School (4900 Simsbrook, Houston 77045) with registration starting at 7:30 a.m. Attendees will have an opportunity...

    HISD Board president to host Hispanic Parent Summit with free workshops, resources
    Wanda Adams, HISD Board of Education President and District IX Trustee, will host a parent summit to provide Hispanic families with access to information and resources to prepare them to support their kids' academic achievement. The free event will take place on Saturday, April 8 at Grissom Elementary School (4900 Simsbrook, Houston 77045) with registration starting at 7:30 a.m.
    http://blogs.houstonisd.org

Mar 14

Police release security video in 'Good Samaritan' slaying

The video shows the moments before Bobby Garcia, 38, was gunned down about 2 p.m. Monday outside a Shell station at 13350 Almeda at Fuqua. 

    Police release security video in 'Good Samaritan' slaying
    Houston police on Tuesday released surveillance video and photographs showing two men who are wanted in connection with the shooting death of a tire store owner. The video shows the moments before Bobby Garcia, 38, was gunned down about 2 p.m. Monday outside a Shell station at 13350 Almeda at Fuqua.
    http://www.chron.com

Mar 14

Police identify victim in weekend shooting

Darius Rashad Cooper, 19, was pronounced dead at the scene about 11:15 p.m. on Saturday at a strip shopping center in the 4300 block of West Fuqua.

    Police identify victim in weekend shooting
    Police on Monday identified a man who was shot and killed over the weekend at a tattoo parlor in southwest Houston. Darius Rashad Cooper, 19, was pronounced dead at the scene about 11:15 p.m. on Saturday at a strip shopping center in the 4300 block of West Fuqua.
    http://www.chron.com

Mar 13

Police investigate gas station shooting

The fatal shooting happened about 2 p.m. Monday in the parking lot of a Shell station along W. Fuqua at Almeda.

    Police investigate gas station shooting
    One person is dead after a shooting at a service station in south Houston, authorities said Monday. The shooting happened about 2 p.m. at a Shell station in the 13000 block of Almeda. According to initial information, one person at the scene was shot and pronounced dead at an area hospital.
    http://www.chron.com

Mar 13

Mar 12

Man dead after Almeda shooting early Sunday

One man died when an unknown person entered the shop, at West Fuqua Street and Monrad Drive, and fired a weapon multiple times, Houston Police homicide investigator Michael Cass said.

    Man dead after Almeda shooting early Sunday
    Published 8:47 am, Sunday, March 12, 2017 A fatal shooting at an Almeda tattoo parlor followed an altercation early Sunday morning, but investigators haven't identified a suspect. One man died when an unknown person entered the shop, at West Fuqua Street and Monrad Drive, and fired a weapon multiple times, Houston Police homicide investigator Michael Cass said.
    http://www.chron.com

Mar 11

Mar 09

Mar 09

Warriors fall at home to Celtics again

5300 Dryad, Houston, Houston 77035, 29.6468024, -95.47334610000001

    Warriors fall at home to Celtics again
    Isaiah Thomas scored 25 points, Kelly Olynyk added 17 points, five rebounds and five assists off the bench and the Boston Celtics beat the sloppy Warriors 99-86 on Wednesday night, spoiling Golden State's lone home game in a nearly three-week span.
    http://www.msn.com

Mar 09

Winning numbers for March 8, 2017

5300 Dryad, Houston, Houston 77035, 29.6468024, -95.47334610000001

    Winning numbers for March 8, 2017
    TEXAS Lotto: 3/815-19-24-33-34-47 Estimated jackpot $23.5 million Winning tickets NA Next jackpot 3/11NA Pick 3 morn.: 3/85-9-2 Sum: 16 Pick 3 day: 4-2-3 Sum: 9 Pick 3 even.: 7-2-3 Sum: 12 Pick 3 night: 5-7-2 Sum: 14 Daily 4 morn.: 3/89-8-4-1 Sum: 22 Daily 4 day: 2-3-0-2 Sum: 7 Daily
    http://www.chron.com

Mar 09

TV-radio listings: March 9

5300 Dryad, Houston, Houston 77035, 29.6468024, -95.47334610000001

    TV-radio listings: March 9
    TV-radio listings: Baseball WBC: Baseball WBC: Baseball WBC: Col. basketball Villanova vs. Col. basketball La Salle vs. Col. basketball Vanderbilt vs. Col. basketball ACC tournamentESPN 8 p.m. Col. basketball Baylor vs. Golf Hero Indian Open Golf 3 a.m. N.Y. Mets MLB noon Pro basketball L.A. Lakers at Phoenix TNT 9:30 p.m.
    http://www.chron.com

Mar 09

Firefighter's death considered to be in line of duty

5300 Dryad, Houston, Houston 77035, 29.6468024, -95.47334610000001

    Firefighter's death considered to be in line of duty
    For nearly four years, former Houston Fire Department Captain William Dowling battled the effects of catastrophic injuries sustained fighting a 2013 blaze that killed four of his comrades. [...] after two days in a Colorado hospital, the beloved local hero died Tuesday of complications stemming from the fire that took his voice and both his legs.
    http://www.chron.com

Mar 09

AT&T has resolved issue of users unable to dial 911

5300 Dryad, Houston, Houston 77035, 29.6468024, -95.47334610000001

    AT&T users unable to dial 911
    Local AT&T customers temporarily can't dial 911, Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo warned cell phone users Wednesday night. Authorities in Houston reported the problem just after 8 p.m. "This may be a nationwide issue," Acevedo tweeted. "We are looking into the problem now." He added later that the problem is "pretty much systemwide."
    http://www.chron.com

Mar 09

Spring 2017 Interfaith Environmental Stewardship Event

5300 Dryad, Houston, Houston 77035, 29.6468024, -95.47334610000001

...so bring the whole family, your neighbors and your friends. Meet at the Schwartz Gazebo, 5300 Dryad, Houston 77035 to sign in. Metro bus line 7 stops nearby and lines 8 and...

5300-5333 Dryad Dr.

    Spring 2017 Interfaith Environmental Stewardship Event
    Calling people of all faiths, or no faith at all, in Houston to care for our shared environment on Sunday, April 2, from 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. We will engage in hands-on environmental stewardship by mulching around plantings and repairing trails at the Willow Waterhole Conservation Reserve.
    http://houstonsvoice.com

Mar 08

Crash involving rodeo buses in south Houston leaves one dead

The Nissan was likely stopped at a red light at the intersection of Almeda and Reed roads, Houston Police Department Lt. Larry Crowson said.

    Crash involving rodeo buses in south Houston leaves one dead
    One person is dead after a collision late Tuesday night, about two miles south of NRG stadium, when a pickup collided with another car and then struck two buses used for rodeo transportation. The incident began shortly before 11:45 p.m. A black Chevrolet pickup truck traveling north on Almeda hit a Nissan.
    http://www.chron.com

Mar 07

#KnowBeforeYouGo Spring Break

If you’re attending the rodeo, be sure to check out our METRO rodeo shuttles to exhibits and concerts at NRG Park. Or drive to Fannin South Transit Center at 1604 W. Bellfort. You can then hop on the Red Line and ride one stop to NRG.

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On weekends (March 11-12 and March 18-19), you can also park at the HCC Northline Garage at 8004 Fulton, then get on the Red Line. Find more parking spaces downtown on this interactive map. So plan your spring break – and #KnowBeforeYouGo to make it an easy visit to the many downtown attractions.

    Write On METRO : #KnowBeforeYouGo Spring Break
    Thousands of students will be celebrating spring break next week, and if you’re doing a staycation, there are lots of fun things to do right here in town. Before you venture to Discovery Green , Hermann Park and the zoo or the Museum District ,
    http://blogs.ridemetro.org

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