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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Builds Nature Preserve in East End to Restore and Grow ...
Jan 5, 2015 • PRUndergroundWhen Harrisburg was founded in the mid-19th century by the Allen brothers, the Buffalo Bayou in what is now Houston, Texas, was teeming with native plants and wildlife. Early settlers found the rich soil and growing conditions ideal to grow their ... More
Fight on HISD campus caught on camera
Sep 19, 2014 • KPRC HoustonA school fight caught on cell phone video and now broadcast across the internet via Facebook has prompted a response from the Houston Independent School District. The school district confirmed to Local 2, Friday, that the fight took place at Furr High ... More
The New Language of Furr
Jun 6, 2011 • Huffington Post (blog)Last month I visited Furr High School in Houston, Texas to present a College Board Inspiration Award for tremendous academic improvement. One of the highlights of the trip was meeting Dr. Bertie Simmons, the woman almost single-handedly responsible for ... More
For Houston teen, learning to read has been a years-long struggle
Jul 26, 2014 • Houston ChronicleDavonte Holcombe, a focused 15-year-old at Furr High School east of downtown, listened as Richardson set the expectations high. His short life had ... With a bachelor's in English from Texas Southern University and a master's in literature from ... More
HISD makes hires for second semester
Dec 23, 2014 • Chron.com (blog)HISD's first director of global education — a new central office post — is Farhan Shah, the son of Pakistani immigrants and the principal of the Ripley House Charter School in the East End. He previously taught English at HISD's Furr High School ... More
Aug 7, 2014 • Chron.comIn the 21st century in the greatest county in the world, acquiring proficient reading skills has become for too many students a long-term goal that is not achieved in high school. Literacy is not just a problem in Houston where four out of 10 ninth ... More
With Police in Schools, More Children in Court
Apr 12, 2013 • New York TimesCraig Davis, an officer at E. L. Furr High School in Houston. Officers once ... In February, Texas Appleseed and the Brazos County chapter of the N.A.A.C.P. filed a complaint with the federal Education Department's Office for Civil Rights. Black ... More
McConnell Claims To Have 'Shocking' Video Proving Grimes Is Lying. He Doesn't.
Oct 15, 2014 • Huffington PostThe following post first appeared on FactCheck.org. Sen. Mitch McConnell claims in a TV ad to have “shocking” video evidence from Alison Lundergan Grimes' “own staff” to prove “Grimes is lying” about her support for coal. He doesn't. More
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