Perhaps the biggest thing to gain from the current controversy surrounding the name change of Reagan High School is a lesson in history. It can be easy to say John Hennigan Reagan had a storied life. Born in Sevier County, Tennessee in October 1818, Reagan spent much of his early life working on his family’s farm. According to the Texas State Historical Association, he had … [Read more...] about Who was John H. Reagan?
The first reading of revisions to an HISD board policy regarding the renaming of local facilities passed 8-1 last week, following a discussion regarding legal language and criteria for naming new and existing schools. The HISD Board of Trustees has been praised and criticised for its efforts to rename facilities named primarily after figures from the Confederacy, with much of … [Read more...] about HISD board takes steps towards new school names
This weekend is the 6th annual Houston Vintage Festival and Market starting Friday evening with a preview party, fashion show and shopping from curated vintage vendors, with a peek into Saturdays activities. Houston Vintage is more than fashion and clothing, though that is what founder, Heights resident Dawn Bell’s passion is. Bell, originally from New Orleans, turned her … [Read more...] about Art Valet: Houston Vintage Festival and market this weekend
Houston mayoral candidate Chris Bell issued a press release Tuesday accusing Adrian Garcia of deceiving voters with falsified budget records posted to his campaign website. In the release, Bell discussed two specific issues – “falsified budget records which have been posted on Garcia’s website and discussed by Garcia at public events, and the fact that Garcia has claimed … [Read more...] about Chris Bell accuses Adrian Garcia of “blatant dishonesty”
Richard Dessel couldn’t do much of anything for nine months. A spate of maladies had left the 70 year-old Heights business owner bed-ridden, dependent and without the strength to walk or to even put on clothes. Dessel was knocked off his feet by infections in his leg and stomach, and a one-week trip to the intensive care unit, courtesy of pneumonia, in June 2014. The initial … [Read more...] about TIRR Memorial Hermann-Northwest becomes next step in life for Heights business owner