The Houston Independent School District Board of Education on Thursday elected new officers for 2019, naming District VIII Trustee Diana Dávila as board president. It is board policy for HISD trustees to rotate officer positions each January. The vote was 7-2 with trustees Wanda Adams and Jolanda Jones voting against Dávila becoming president. Dávila served as HISD trustee from 2003 to 2010 and was elected again to the board in 2015. She is a former teacher and a lifelong resident of the East End. She attended HISD’s Park Place and Lewis elementary schools and Deady Middle School before graduating from Milby High School. Outgoing Board President Rhonda Skillern-Jones transferred the gavel to Davila, signifying the change in office. Remaining officers elected for 2019 are: … [Read more...] about HISD Board of Education elects new president, officers for 2019
A man exposed himself to a Black Middle School student who was walking to the Oak Forest campus Tuesday morning, according to a letter to parents obtained by The Leader. The letter, attributed to principal Rhonda Honore and emailed to parents Wednesday, said the incident occurred near the corner of East T.C. Jester Boulevard and Judiway Street. It also said the unknown man who approached the female student is “described as a dark-skinned Hispanic male driving a white pickup truck possibly featuring a ‘4XD’ decal.” “Thankfully, the student ran away and made it to our campus unharmed,” the letter said. “Upon her arrival, she immediately notified Black Middle School administrators.” Houston ISD said in a statement released Thursday that an investigation is underway and extra HISD … [Read more...] about Letter to parents: Man exposed himself to Black MS student
Though it has remained unclear throughout Sears’ bankruptcy proceedings what the future would hold for the company's long standing department store in Garden Oaks, a recent development could signal a lifeline for the location at 4000 N. Shepherd Dr. According to multiple reports, Sears Holdings CEO Eddie Lampert recently won a bankruptcy auction that would keep hundreds of Sears and Kmart stores open nationwide. Lampert’s winning bid of $5.2 billion is a move that should reportedly save about 45,000 jobs by keeping more than 400 stores open. Reports from the Wall Street Journal said opposing creditors bidding against Lampert and his hedge fund, ESL Investments, would have liquidated all of Sears’ assets and close its remaining stores. The company had already announced the closure of … [Read more...] about Sears CEO Lampert wins bankruptcy auction, hundreds of stores to remain open
The Arts Joe Ely Friday, Jan. 18 6 p.m. – 11 p.m. The Heights Theater – 339 W. 19th St. Joe Ely is performing at The Heights Theater. Meshell Ndegeocello Saturday, Jan. 19 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. The Heights Theater – 339 W. 19th St. Meshell Ndegeocello is performing at The Heights Theater. Josh Rouse Thursday, Jan. 24 7 p.m. – 11 p.m. The Heights Theater – 339 W. 19th St. Josh Rouse and Griffin Houston are performing at The Heights Theater. Tunes in the Tap Room Tuesday, Jan. 22 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Harold’s Restaurant & Tap Room – 350 W. 19th St. Enjoy live music in Harold’s Tap Room every Tuesday night. Second Lovers Friday, Jan. 18 8 p.m. White Oak Music Hall – 2915 N. Main St. Second Lovers is performing at White Oak Music Hall with Paper … [Read more...] about Things To Do (Jan. 19 Edition)
Dear Tabby, We have a five year old mixed breed dog. He gets to go out in our fenced backyard, but mostly stays inside with us. Should we be taking him on regular walks? Wondering About Walking in Woodland Heights Dear Wondering About Walking, Did you know that January is, “Walk Your Dog Month”? This makes your question quite timely indeed! And, the short answer to your question is “yes!” Taking your dog for regular walks is hugely beneficial for both your pet AND you! Not only does regular exercise keep your pet healthy, but it can also stimulate his brain so that he’s less anxious and (overall) better behaved and happier in his daily life. In honor of “Walk Your Dog Month,” here are a few other benefits to walking your dog. You’ll Both Be More Agile and Limber As … [Read more...] about Dear Tabby: Should You Be Walking Your Dog More?