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HCC Trustee Wilson begins service, pending civil trial

A restraining order prohibiting HCC trustee David Wilson from assuming his office was withdrawn allowing Mr. Wilson to start his term as HCC trustee. Wilson, a conservative activist, gained national attention for running and winning in predominately African American and solidly Democratic District 2, by implying in campaign materials he was African American. At issue […]

Texas leads the country in exonerations in 2013

In 2013 Texas exonerated more people who were wrongfully convicted of crimes than any other state, according to a report from the National Registry of Exonerations. Thirteen Texans, some of whom have spent a few months to over a decade in prison, were officially exonerated of wrongdoing for crimes—from murder to drug possession. Illinois followed […]

City Council approves alcohol sales near schools and churches to lure supermarkets

The Houston City Council unanimously voted to grant an exemption to regulations to allow grocers to sell beer and wine near schools and churches. Council regulations previously prohibited grocers from selling alcohol within 300 feet of churches and private schools and within 1,000 feet of public and some private schools. Without alcohol sales, grocers have […]

HISD students join digital education movement, receive laptops

HISD, the seventh largest school system in the US is distributing taxpayer-funded laptops and tablets to nearly 18,000 high school students in an attempt to bridge the performance gap between rich and poor students in the district. Funded by grants from the federal government for low-income students and professional development, the program loans the laptops […]