2 days ago

Weekend Fun with METRO: April 21-April 23

Where: Willow Waterhole Conservation Reserve, 5300 Dryad Dr.

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Where: Discovery Green Conservancy, 1500 McKinney St.

Bus – 6 Jensen/Greens, 11 Almeda/Lyons, 32 Renwick/San Felipe, 40 Telephone/Heights, 41 Kirby/Polk, 52 Hardy-Ley, 413 Greenlink Orange

    Write On METRO : Weekend Fun with METRO: April 21-April 23
    This is a guest post by Darla Bell, manager of Strategic Analysis in Communications & Marketing. Another Houston weekend - hooray! Since you’ve just spent all your money on Easter candy (good chocolate is expensive), I’ve put together
    http://blogs.ridemetro.org

3 days ago

Man dies days after Houston police use Taser; wife has questions

Saturday's incident began about 6:40 p.m. when police responded to a welfare check at a CVS pharmacy in the 4400 block of West Fuqua, in southwest Houston. When officers arrived, Taylor was being treated by Houston paramedics who then released him, according to a police account.

    Man dies days after Houston police use Taser; wife has questions
    A man was pronounced dead Tuesday, three days after he was Tasered by Houston police officers during a confrontation at a pharmacy. His wife said Thursday that her husband was a devoted father of two who was "not aggressive, not the person they're making him out to be."
    http://www.chron.com

4 days ago

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5 days ago

Two indicted in Christmas Eve slaying in SW Houston

That afternoon, police in the Houston portion of Fort Bend responded to a report of a shooting in the 5900 block of Beaconridge.

    Two indicted in Christmas Eve slaying in SW Houston
    Two teens have been indicted on capital murder charges in the slaying of a 24-year-old whose body was found on Christmas Eve in the parking lot of a Houston park. Jeremiah Sanders, 18, and Byron Coleman, 17, are facing charges in Fort Bend County after the December killing of Nerbert Frelow, of Houston.
    http://www.chron.com

Apr 16

Man found shot to death in vehicle near Missouri City Fire Station

Det. Willis said about an hour before the man was found, they were dispatched to a shooting at the 12800 block of Dunlap that was eventually cleared. They are trying to see if the two scenes are connected.

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7700 Westpark Drive Houston, TX 77063

    Man found shot to death in vehicle near Missouri City Fire Station
    HOUSTON - Houston police are investigating the death of a man found shot multiple times in a car Sunday morning. According to Det. Willis Huff of HPD, a man in his mid-30s was found around 1 a.m. in a rental car near the Missouri City Fire Station.
    http://cw39.com

Apr 14

HISD Board of Education approves special education program review

4040 W. Fuqua St., Houston 77045

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1102 Telephone Road, Houston 77023

    HISD Board of Education approves special education program review
    The Houston Independent School District Board of Education on Thursday approved a proposal to select American Institutes for Research to implement a comprehensive Special Education Program Review. In preparation for the 2017-18 school year, and in response to feedback from the community and HISD staff, HISD is re-evaluating how it delivers special education services to students and families.
    http://blogs.houstonisd.org

Apr 08

Class Acts: Jake Plantowsky brings love of lacrosse with him back to Texas

9821-9899 Stella Link Rd.

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7700 Westpark Drive Houston, TX 77063

    Class Acts: Jake Plantowsky brings love of lacrosse with him back to Texas
    HOUSTON - Jake Plantowsky started out loving baseball but a move to Colorado in middle school changed everything. "I was a baseball player in Texas, when we moved to Colorado it wasn't as big a sport there," Plantowsky said. "Most of my friends played lacrosse and I tried it for the first time and it was so much fun.
    http://cw39.com

Apr 06

HISD hosts first of three special education parent forums

4040 W. Fuqua St., Houston 77045

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1102 Telephone Road, Houston 77023

    HISD hosts first of three special education parent forums
    Hundreds of parents attended the first of three special education forums on Wednesday night at Hattie Mae White Educational Support Center, where they were able to ask questions and provide feedback as part of a broader effort to reform special education services in the district.
    http://blogs.houstonisd.org

Apr 05

Man shot to death during argument with woman at southwest Houston apartment complex

The shooting happened at the Piper’s Crossing apartments in the 12500 block of Sandpiper around 2 a.m.

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7700 Westpark Drive Houston, TX 77063

    Man shot to death during argument with woman at southwest Houston apartment complex
    HOUSTON -- Police are searching for the suspect who shot and killed a man who was arguing with a woman at a southwest Houston apartment complex early Wednesday. The shooting happened at the Piper's Crossing apartments in the 12500 block of Sandpiper around 2 a.m.
    http://cw39.com

Apr 01

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Mar 29

Man, woman injured after incident in SW Houston

Officers with the Houston Police Department headed to the 6000 block of Darlinghurst Drive around 11 p.m. after receiving reports of a stabbing.

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7700 Westpark Drive Houston, TX 77063

    Man, woman injured after incident in SW Houston
    HOUSTON - Police are investigating after officers found a man and woman injured Tuesday night in southwest Houston, authorities said. Officers with the Houston Police Department headed to the 6000 block of Darlinghurst Drive around 11 p.m. after receiving reports of a stabbing. Investigators said a woman had a superficial cut on her left side.
    http://cw39.com

Mar 29

Suit alleges motel owners allowed sex trafficking before woman's death

...a sex trafficking operation until Sept. 23, 2016, when her body was discovered along the 400 block of Holmes Road - about 10 miles from the motel. According to the Harris County medical examiners, she died...

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The target of the lawsuit is the Plainfield Inn, 9638 Plainfield, and its owners, identified in court documents as Rajan Patel and Dahyabhai Patel.

    Suit alleges motel owners allowed sex trafficking before woman's death
    According to the lawsuit, Fisher was kept at the Plainfield Inn as part of a sex trafficking operation until Sept. 23, 2016, when her body was discovered along the 400 block of Holmes Road - about 10 miles from the motel. According to the Harris County medical examiners, she died as a result of "sharp force injuries."
    http://www.chron.com

Mar 28

Free Rides to Dynamo and Dash Home Games

To find parking near METRORail, use this interactive map at Downtownhouston.org. You can also park at the Fannin South Transit Center at 1604 Bellfort Ave, take the Red Line and transfer at Central Stations, where you board either the Green or Purple lines to EaDo/Stadium.

    Write On METRO : Free Rides to Dynamo and Dash Home Games
    Here’s some great news for soccer fans: You can ride METRORai l free if you are a ticket-holder to any Dynamo or Dash home game. METRO is partnering with the Houston Dynamo and Dash to provide free round-trip METRORail rides to and from every home
    http://blogs.ridemetro.org

Mar 27

HISD hosting special education parent forums

4040 W. Fuqua St., Houston 77045

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4400 W. 18th St., Houston 77092

1102 Telephone Road, Houston 77023

    HISD hosting special education parent forums
    HISD is inviting parents to three special education forums where they can ask questions and provide comments as part of a broader effort to reform special education services in the district. The meetings will be hosted by the HISD Office of Special Education Services, which supports students with disabilities in gaining college and career readiness and independent living skills through active engagement in grade level curriculum.
    http://blogs.houstonisd.org

Mar 27

  • 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

Mar 25

Mar 24

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

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