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Houston High School's New Dress Code Takes Aim at Parents  NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

A Houston high school principal has implemented a dress code for parents because she says it is necessary to establish high standards for students, despite ...



Dallas ISD deadline for Choice Schools and Special Programs quickly approaches  WFAA

Students and staff are optimistic the enrollment trends will change as more families learn about access and opportunities collegiate academies are offering ...



Old Forest Avenue High alumni celebrate Dallas school's heritage, look to the future  Dallas Morning News

Once all-white, it was turned into the all-black James Madison High in 1956. For alums, the rest is history.



A mile on MLK: Why the Boulevard isn't just another example of South dallas' decline  Dallas News

Boulevard embodies South Dallas' decline and the struggle to rise above it.



Former Madison High and NBA star Dave Stallworth stayed gracious despite being ignored by his hometown  Dallas News

Dave Stallworth once scored 65 points in a game for Madison, so it wouldn't have been much of a stretch to imagine he'd put up 46 at Wichita State. Or that in ...



Dallas ISD Rising: Thirteen schools grab spotlight for tremendous turnaround  Dallasweekly

The Dallas ISD Board of Trustees, district leadership and community members gave a standing ovation to the 13 Dallas ISD schools that diligently worked to ...



Patch Congratulates Top Dallas ISD Graduates  Patch.com

Patch Congratulates Top Dallas ISD Graduates - Dallas, TX - Here's each Dallas ISD valedictorian and salutatorian for the Class of 2018.



Flashback: Fifty years after the UIL integrated with the PVIL, meet the Dallas basketball team that never got a chance to play for a state title  Dallas News

Back in 1960, Madison High School appeared poised to win a state championship and reign atop the Prairie View Interscholastic League boys...



Dallas Father Stabs Son, 3, to Death as Wife and 7-Year-Old Daughter Barely Manage to Escape  Newsweek

Brandon Demone Edwards was arrested by Dallas Police after jumping from his second-floor apartment.



Dallas Black Chamber awards 19 Dallas ISD seniors with college scholarships  Dallasweekly

Nineteen Dallas ISD seniors will have an easier time affording college thanks to scholarships provided by the Dallas Black Chamber of Commerce Business ...



Family: Social media feud between San Antonio teens preceded fatal stabbing  Chron.com

A 16-year-old girl was arrested Friday after she stabbed two teenagers, one fatally, who attacked her in the driveway of her Northeast Side home, San Antonio ...



No. 7 Tigers advance to regional final with 45-29 victory over No. 18 Edgewood  Commerce Journal

PROSPER — The No. 7 Commerce Tigers will play for a trip to the state tournament on Saturday thanks to strong defense in a 45-29 victory over No.



3 former San Antonio-area athletes are heading to the Super Bowl  Houston Chronicle

San Antonio may not have an NFL team to send to the Super Bowl, but it does have three players on a Super Bowl 2019 team. Three of the athletes listed on the ...



Speedy Texas receiver Danny Gray committed to Missouri on Fourth of July  Rock M Nation

Mizzou added a 100-meter champion to its commitment list when Texas receiver Danny Gray committed on Fourth of July.



Signing-day updates: Chris Roland denies USC, signs with the Arizona Wildcats  Arizona Daily Star

Check out the Star's live blog as Arizona, under Kevin Sumlin, makes the 2019 recruiting class official.



Student hospitalized in Madison High stabbing  Houston Chronicle

Students at James Madison High School in southwest Houston on Friday were hustled into the cafeteria after a 10th-grader was hospitalized in a violent attack ...



Nationwide 911 outage blocks emergency calls in North Texas, FCC announces investigation  Star-Telegram

Over a dozen counties in North Texas were part of a nationwide outage that prevented people from calling 911 on their cell phones on Thursday night and into ...



Dallas ISD's Skyline and Madison rank high on list of `Best Urban Comprehensive High Schools' in North Texas  Dallasweekly

Skyline and Madison high schools have ranked No. 2 and No. 3, respectively, on the 2013 Best Urban Comprehensive High Schools list for North Texas by the ...



DA reopens investigation of Dallas basketball star slain by rival player  USA TODAY High School Sports

The Dallas County District Attorney's office has reopened a 2014 case that involved the death of one former high school basketball star at the alleged hands of ...



2 Texas prison guards, 2 inmates treated for heat-related illnesses  Houston Chronicle

A second Texas prison corrections officer was treated Tuesday for heat-related illness, the latest toll in the triple-digit heat wave that baked inmates and guards ...



CPS caseworker, 2 foster children die in wreck in East Texas  Star-Telegram

An employee with Texas Child Protective Services and two foster children died in a crash at around 7 p.m. Tuesday. The wreck happened in Van Zandt County ...



A second North Texan claims $1 million prize this year from the Texas Lottery  Fort Worth Star Telegram

A TX resident bought a $20 scratch-off $500000000 ticket and walked away with a $1 million prize. The ticket was sold at a 7-Eleven Convenience store in ...



Emily Wade Disappearance Update: Body Believed to Be Missing Texas Mom Found  Newsweek

Authorities in Texas believe they may have found the body of missing mother-of-one in a creek on Monday morning. Emily Wade, 38, was last seen on January 5 ...



Where your trash goes: Landfills in the Houston area  Chron.com

Pearland's Shadow Creek Ranch residents have complained for many years about a stench that allegedly comes from the nearby Blue Ridge Landfill in Fresno, ...



Man, woman arrested after meth found in Santa Fe bedroom  Chron

A man and woman were arrested Sunday in Santa Fe after police responding to a disturbance call say they found a large amount of methamphetamine in the ...



Houston man charged with assault after being shot during Homeland Security drug raid  Houston Chronicle

A Houston man was charged with aggravated assault on a public servant Thursday after he was shot by a federal agent during a drug raid a day earlier, ...



What’s next for Sully, Bush’s service dog lying loyally beside his casket? Helping vets  The Kansas City Star

George HW Bush dog Sully, lying loyally beside the 41st US President's casket in photo shared by spokesman Jim McGrath, is a *service* animal, will leave Bush ...



Margaret H. Jordan, Descendant of Former Madison Slave Paul Jennings, Joins The Montpelier Foundation Board of Directors  Dallasweekly

Orange, VA – Margaret H. Jordan of Dallas, Texas and Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts is a direct descendant of Paul Jennings, James Madison's enslaved ...



Nolan Co. Sheriff's Office nabs 7 more in Sweetwater drug bust  Big Country Homepage

SWEETWATER, Texas (News Release) - On Tuesday, Jan. 22, several Nolan County, District and State law enforcement officers continued arrests on seven ...



Officer involved in shooting outside Alvin church  Chron

A man who fired a shot into a home Sunday was later killed by a police officer after he "repeatedly screamed at the officers to shoot him as he waved a gun ...



Suspects killed in Houston police shooting identified; 4 wounded officers recovering  Forth Worth Star-Telegram

Two suspects killed in a gun battle with Houston police were identified Tuesday while four wounded officers remained in a hospital. The suspects were identified ...



Missouri City pastor convicted of stealing thousands from businessman  Chron

A Missouri City pastor was convicted July 12 of stealing more than $22,000 from an out-of-state businessman, while pretending he would obtain a business loan ...



Katy woman allegedly stole $200K from youth hockey league  Chron

A Katy woman is accused of using her role as a youth hockey league treasurer to embezzle $223,327 over a period of five years, according to the Fort Bend ...



Four Dallas ISD schools advance to State Academic Decathlon competition  Dallasweekly

DALLAS - Four Dallas ISD schools advanced to the State Academic Decathlon Competition by earning top scores in their divisions at the Region XII competition ...



Meet the small-town student activists emerging in Texas after the mass shooting in Santa Fe  Star-Telegram

Just as the Parkland shooting turned Florida students into activists, the Santa Fe High School shooting mobilized a group of students to push for change in their ...



$1M lawsuit accuses Bombshells bar of overserving man who died in crash  Chron

The family of a man who crashed his motorcycle along the Gulf Freeway in February and later died is claiming a popular Texas restaurant chain over-served him ...



New day, new poll: This time it’s good news for Beto O’Rourke, bad news for Ted Cruz  Star-Telegram

A new poll shows a two point lead for Democrat U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke, who is challenging Republican Sen. Ted Cruz for his Senate seat in Texas.



Army veteran drowns saving soon-to-be stepdaughter in lake  The Telegraph

Brandyn Mitchell, 25, an Army veteran from Denton, drowned in a lake near Pilot Point, Texas, on Saturday afternoon, May 19, according to authorities in Tarrant ...



Texas governor weighs in on push to remove Muslim from Tarrant GOP post  Star-Telegram

As a proposal to oust a Tarrant County Republican Party leader because he's Muslim looms Thursday night, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott stressed that “the promise ...



Woman injured in southwest Houston apartment fire  Chron.com

A woman was hospitalized and four people lost their homes in a two-alarm fire in southwest Houston on Tuesday. The fire broke out in a bottom-floor apartment ...



Worker killed in Pearland industrial accident  Chron

A worker was killed in an industrial accident at a Pearland pipe yard on Friday, police said. The incident occurred at about 9:20 a.m. at Houston Tubulars, Inc., ...



Online child sex-crime investigation nets 60 arrests  Chron

A former Houston police sergeant, an ex-Harris County deputy sheriff and a former Dayton ISD teacher were among 60 people arrested as part of a ...



TxDOT road closures in Houston with no definite reopening dates  Chron.com

See the TxDOT road closures in Houston with no definite reopening dates in the gallery above. The Texas Department of Transportation sets exact reopening ...



Motorcyclist dead in southwest Houston crash  Chron.com

A motorcyclist is dead and a 9-year-old is in serious condition a crash in southwest Houston on Friday. Houston paramedics and police officers responded to the ...



Man dead in crash with stalled flatbed trailer on Katy Freeway feeder  Chron

One man died after hitting a stalled flatbed trailer on the Katy Freeway *service* late Monday, according to the Harris County Sheriff's Office. Nelson Wade was ...



Houston-area students, schools prepare for walkouts to protest gun violence  Houston Chronicle

Students and education leaders across Greater Houston are preparing for mass campus demonstrations Friday to protest gun violence, part of a national day of ...



Houston police arrested more than three dozen suspects on sex trade-related crimes in May  Chron

The Houston Police Department has released mugshots for 39 men charged with allegedly soliciting a prostitute in May. The 39 arrests bring HPD's grand total ...



Woman plants tree in Decatur pothole in Texas  Star-Telegram

After watching people complain in a Facebook group about a pothole for months, a Decatur woman decided to fix the problem her own way. “It's a pothole.



Webster computer repair shop reports child sex assault suspect  Chron

Webster police are searching for other possible victims after a man was reported by a computer repair shop that found images of the suspect engaging in sexual ...



Cleveland man allegedly had Molotov cocktails in his home  Chron

A 23-year-old Cleveland man, Devon Eugene Ryan, is facing criminal charges after he was reportedly found in possession of illegal incendiary devices, ...



Fishing in Galveston Bay discouraged after natural ‘fish kill’  Chron

The smell of Galveston Bay near Seabrook might turn foul in the near future. Why? It turns out, fish – a lot of fish – are dying in the bay, authorities said, and ...



Ex-death row inmate Alfred Brown 'bluffed his way out of prison,' county alleges  Chron

The Houston man released from death row after more than a decade may have "bluffed his way out of prison," Harris County attorneys alleged in federal court ...



Conroe PD arrests, charges 7 in prostitution sting  Chron.com

The Conroe Police Department along with investigators from the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office and Willis Police Department arrested and charged seven ...



Audit raises questions about validity of Dallas ISD graduation rate  Dallas Morning News

Dallas ISD has touted its soaring high school graduation rate, but a new district investigation raises questions about whether some seniors — up to a quarter of ...



Four arrested after crystal meth sting in south Liberty County  Chron

Three men and a woman were arrested July 26 after the Liberty County Sheriff's Office conducted an investigation into reports of methamphetamine sales at a ...



Northern Tool + Hardware moving in to Abilene's old AMC Theatre building  Big Country Homepage

Northern Tool + Equipment has submitted plans to move into Abilene's old AMC theater building.



Police botched case, left a man free to attack and rape again, family says  Forth Worth Star-Telegram

A brutal attack against an 11-year-old girl in Eastland could have been prevented if the local police department had not botched a previous case against her ...



Lamar Consolidated High School teacher accused of exchanging ‘inappropriate’ texts with student  Chron

A high school teacher in Lamar Consolidated ISD has been accused of having inappropriate conversations with his student, police said late Wednesday.



When girlfriend’s baby shower ran late, baby’s dad pointed a gun at her, Texas cops say  The Herald-Sun

Raymond Strange, 42, pointed a locked and loaded gun at his girlfriend after her baby shower at their home in Harker Heights, Texas, ran late, police say.



Dallas ISD student at Townview shot and killed in DeSoto on Thursday  Dallas Morning News

A 17-year-old student at Dallas ISD's law magnet school was shot to death Thursday night in DeSoto. Lovell Jenkins III dreamed of becoming a lawyer since ...



Woman abducted from her Fort Worth home escapes in Johnson County, police say  Star-Telegram

A 23-year-old woman was abducted from her Fort Worth home and taken to Johnson County where she escaped, police said Thursday. The circumstances ...



Houston-area school investigates allegations of sexual misconduct that span decades  Chron

Parents of students at a private Houston-area school were told Wednesday that it is investigating accusations of sexual misconduct by former teachers toward ...



Memorial Park restoration gets a $70 million boost  Chron

Call them Mr. and Mrs. Green. Super-philanthropists Nancy and Rich Kinder, who have already donated $106 million to various greenspace projects across ...



A juvenile is responsible for the murder of 18-year-old Jaylon Jackson  WFAA.com

It was discovered Sunday that a juvenile was responsible for the murder of 18-year-old Jaylon Jackson that occurred on June 9 at a townhome in the South ...



La Porte plane crash victims identified as father and son from The Woodlands  Chron

An elderly man and his son from The Woodlands died in an experimental plane crash in La Porte on Sunday, according to police. John Stewart Boyd, 93, and ...



Harris County DA will seek death penalty against MS-13 gang member  Chron

Omar Torres was already behind bars when he ordered the hit, police say. The suspected MS-13 gang member was arrested in June 2016 after the brutal ...



Dunkin' Donuts employee attacked, detains suspect until deputies arrive  Chron

A Klein-area Dunkin' Donuts employee detained a burglary suspect while being attacked with a crowbar until deputies arrived to make an arrest on Tuesday, ...



Project Unity Hosts “Together We Ball” Free, Family Event  Dallasweekly

Sunday, August 27 from 2PM to 6PM at P.C. Cobb Field House.



Texas Mother, Son Accused of Running Prostitution Ring, Offered 'Little K-Pop Asian Girl' to Undercover Officer  Newsweek

A mother and her son were arrested for running a prostitution ring in Texas, which saw them offering women to an undercover police officer. According to a ...



Police were called out to a fight at Walmart. Instead, a football game broke out  Star-Telegram

Burleson, Texas police were called out to a possible fight at a Walmart parking lot. When they got there, they found a large group of teens and young adults who ...



One man dies, two children and another man are injured in Wise County airplane crash  Star-Telegram

One man died while two children and another man were injured when a single engine Cessna crashed in a field in Wise County on Thursday.



Accused drunken driver, two bars sued over crash that killed mother, infant son in Clear Lake  Chron

Relatives of a mother and her infant son killed in an alleged drunken-driving wreck in Clear Lake have filed a $40 million lawsuit against the driver in the crash ...



IH-10 to remain closed for several hours after hazmat spill  Chron.com

Hazardous material spilled from an 18-wheeler has caused a complete shutdown of Interstate Highway 10 westbound. Texas Department of Transportation ...



Newlyweds saw an angel in the Texas sky and knew — ‘Everything will be ok’  Fort Worth Star Telegram

Montgomery, Texas resident Danny Ferraro and his wife were traveling west down Texas 105 when they saw a reassuring sign in the sky — a cloud that closely ...



Texas high school coach gets $20000 raise  Fort Worth Star Telegram

Watching his players dart up and down the field during a recent game, Carthage High head football coach Scott Surratt anxiously anticipated every pass, penalty ...



Shells of Our City: Dallas High School/Crozier Tech  NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Across the street from a bustling DART station, the main building of the original Dallas High School sits vacant, awaiting an unknown fate.



Man wanted in NW Houston triple homicide captured in Dallas  Chron

The suspect in a gruesome triple homicide Friday in Northwest Houston has been captured, the Harris County Sheriff's Office announced early Monday morning.



MCSO: Willis body found is that of woman who told family someone was after her  Chron.com

A body found Thursday afternoon in Willis is that of a missing woman the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office has worked to locate since Wednesday, June 6, ...



Missouri lands commitment from 3-star 2018 wide receiver Danny Gray  Team Speed Kills

Mizzou got good news on the 4th of July, as class of 2018 wide receiver Danny Gray announced his commitment to the Tigers on Twitter. #ShowMe18 100% ...



La Porte officer involved in shooting at Pasadena gas station  Houston Chronicle

A suspect shot Monday morning by a La Porte police officer at a Pasadena gas station Monday has been identified. Jeremy Endsley, wanted on a warrant for ...



Drugs, real and fake cash seized in Fort Bend County raid  Chron

Authorities seized drugs, more than $6,000 in cash and counterfeit bills during an early morning raid on a home in Weston Lakes, the Fort Bend County Precinct ...



Klein ISD wrestling coach accused of inappropriate relationship with student  Chron

A Klein ISD wrestling coach was fired after being accused of an inappropriate relationship with a student, district officials said. Matthew Moses, a wrestling coach ...



Former church pastor arrested, accused of soliciting minors online  Houston Chronicle

The Tomball Police Department arrested a former student pastor on Tuesday who allegedly sent explicit photos to a teenage girl and solicited her for sex.



Burned body adds mystery to $1.3 million armored car heist; ex company courier arrested  Chron

Two men have been charged with aggravated robbery after taking part in the theft of more than $1.3 million from a courier carrying money to a Garda armored ...



Executed 'Suitcase Killer' calls for FBI investigation of DA in 7-minute final statement  Houston Chronicle

With his final words, "Suitcase Killer" Rosendo Rodriguez called for the FBI to investigate the Lubbock County District Attorney and medical examiner.



Murder suspect charged, three sought in 2017 robbery attempt at League City home  Chron

A man has been charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death last year of a man during an alleged robbery attempt, authorities said. Police are also ...



Randy Turner to depart KRBC News  Big Country Homepage

ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) - Chief Meteorologist and Main Anchor Randy Turner will soon depart KRBC News.



Kidnapper held gun to ex’s head in FaceTime video — then started firing, Texas cops say  The Fresno Bee

The woman picked up the late-night FaceTime video call — and saw her cousin with a gun pressed to her head, according to Houston Executive Assistant Police ...



Humble burglary suspects try to flee via Uber, deputies allege  Chron

Two teenagers were arrested Tuesday after they allegedly called an Uber ride in hopes of escaping a crime scene, a failed plan that ended when the Uber driver ...



After black student celebrates Harvard acceptance on Twitter, former Texas education official asks, 'Were...  Fort Worth Star Telegram

Former Texas State Board of Education member George Clayton lands in hot water on social media by questioning whether a black student's acceptance into ...



Houston man accused of 'nearly' decapitating girlfriend with samurai sword  Chron

A Houston man has been charged with murder after authorities said he "nearly" decapitated his girlfriend with a samurai sword Wednesday night near ...



Teenage driver smashes into window of a Atascocita cafe  Chron.com

An Atascocita business has reopened after a vehicle smashed through its front window for the second time in less than a month on Saturday. Nectar a Nitro Cafe ...



Former gang member, HPD join forces to fight gang violence in Houston  WFAA.com

Houston has 353 gangs and nearly 20000 documented gang members. That's four times the number of uniformed police officers.



Police: Thousands of tires stolen from 7 counties were resold at Houston shop  Chron

A routine tire theft call in December 2016 led investigators this week to a northwest Houston store that police say resold thousands of wheel rims and tires stolen ...



Old Hastings building to become new fitness center in south Abilene  Big Country Homepage

ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) - A new fitness center will be moving into the old Hastings building in the coming fall.



More than 60 Harris County juveniles charged with shooting threats  Chron

Harris County prosecutors confirmed Friday they have filed more than 60 cases against county juveniles for threatening shootings at their campuses, a dramatic ...



Houston region's population growth decelerated in 2017, Census figures show  Houston Chronicle

Fewer people are moving to the Greater Houston region — that is what data estimates released by the U.S. Census Bureau on Thursday morning revealed.



Precinct 7 chief dies from sudden illness  Chron

A Harris County Constable Precinct 7 chief died Tuesday from a sudden illness while at work, the department said. Goree Anderson, 65, was transported to ...



As citizens gave chase, this smiling thrift store thief grabbed ‘a large rock,’ Texas cops say  The Kansas City Star

He may have been smiling in his mugshot, but the chase out the door of that thrift shop could have ended up very differently for the man who police in Odessa, ...



Deadline approaching to challenge property tax appraisals  Chron

Harris County residents who believe their property has been inappropriately valued will have until May 15 to challenge the appraisal. Property tax protests are ...



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