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Former Texas star RB Cedric Benson reportedly dies in wreck in Austin  SFGate

Lee High and University of Texas star running back Cedric Benson reportedly has died in a two-vehicle wreck in Austin, according to the Austin ...

Midland ISD receives C rating from TEA; Twice as many failing schools  CBS7 News

The Texas Education Agency's Accountability Ratings for Midland ISD have been released.

37 people injured from explosion at Exxon Mobil plant in Baytown; shelter-in-place lifted  Chron

UPDATE 3:12 p.m.. The shelter-in-place in Baytown has been lifted, and air monitoring near the explosion site has not detected anything concerning, according ...

Baytown's Robert E. Lee High School celebrates 90 years  KTRK-TV

Robert E. Lee High School in Baytown just celebrated its 90th anniversary.

A Tale of Three Schools: One Last Walk Down the Halls of Lee High School, Now Wisdom High  Houstonia Magazine

AS I APPROACHED an old building on Beverly Hill Street on a sunny day, my mind shuffled through memories of my time there: walking down noisy halls; ...

Don’t Want Your School to Be Named for a Confederate General? Find Someone Else Named Lee  The Wall Street Journal

The North East Independent School District in Texas was facing pressure to change the name of Robert E. Lee High School, amid national protests over the ...

San Antonio's LEE High School Adjusting To New Name  Texas Public Radio

The sound of drum taps and cheers echoed beneath the stands of North East Independent School District's Heroes Stadium earlier this month as LEE High.

In Tyler, Robert E. Lee High School keeps its name  Chron

An effort to change the name of Robert E. Lee High School in Tyler failed Monday, after drawn-out debate in the community around the issue, according to the ...

The Trivago Guy, Tim Williams, performs his ode to Houston,

Houston native and "Trivago Guy," Tim Williams, talks his career and new music.

Lee High School employee suspended after photo of sex act surfaces  KPRC Houston

An employee at HISD's Lee High School has been suspended after a photograph surfaced on social media allegedly showing her having sex with a student.

Vintage photos show Robert E. Lee High School through the years

The North East Independent School District board voted Tuesday to change the name of Robert E. Lee High School, ending a years-long battle between ...

Lee HS student shot, killed while walking home in SW Houston  KPRC Houston

HOUSTON - A Lee High School student was shot and killed while walking home in southwest Houston Friday, according to a Houston Independent School ...

Crane topples over at Robert E. Lee High School construction site

A crane collapsed on the site of construction at Robert E. Lee High School Wednesday morning.

Lee High School changes name to LEE High School to avoid link with Confederate leader  mySA

Legacy of Educational Excellence High School. Effective next school year, that's the new name North East Independent School District trustees, by a 5-2 vote ...

Tyler Lee offensive lineman Beaux Limmer signs with Arkansas  Tyler Morning Telegraph

Whenever football coaches at the University of Arkansas are on the recruiting trail, they say they are going “hog huntin'.”

Should San Antonio follow Austin’s lead on renaming Lanier High?  mySA

On Monday night, Austin Independent School District trustees voted to change the name of that city's Sidney Lanier High School. The move marked the ...

Man charged in 2015 Baytown teen slayings to start trial in Anahuac  Houston Chronicle

More than four years after two Baytown teenagers' bodies were found along a bayou in Chambers County, a 21-year-old man charged in the killings will soon ...

Lee High School’s mountain of memories to be auctioned  San Antonio Express-News

An online auction of around 1600 items of Lee High School memorabilia starts Monday as a result of NEISD's decision to change the school's name.

Goose Creek ISD adding 5 minutes to school days due to Deer Park fire

BAYTOWN, Texas — Goose Creek ISD has decided to add an extra five minutes to the start of school days for slect campuses after the district was forced to ...

Documentary Tour of Texas Aims to Inspire Dreams of College and Beyond  UT News | The University of Texas at Austin

AUSTIN, Texas – A new documentary series that may help change the way students look at creating paths to careers and college is making its way through ...

Son accused of hiring Lee High classmate to kill mom  Houston Chronicle

From the beginning, Houston police say, they doubted 17-year-old Danish Moazzam Minhas' story about finding his mother's bloody body in their apartment.

EARLY NATIONAL SIGNING DAY: East Texas student-athletes sign the dotted line KYTX

TYLER — For the second straight year, East Texans are getting the chance to take advantage of Early National Signing Day. CBS19 is all over the Piney Woods ...

Robert E. Lee High School renaming vote scrapped in Tyler, Texas, after no one seconds motion  Washington Times

An East Texas school board was about to take a vote on whether to rename Robert E. Lee High School. But it couldn't get anyone to second the motion.

At Majority-Minority Schools, Confederate Names Remain  Texas Tribune

The Tribune identified 28 schools in Texas named after Confederate leaders Robert E. Lee, Jefferson Davis, Stonewall Jackson and Albert Sidney Johnston.

10 things you may not know about Trivago actor from Houston  Houston Chronicle

You may be familiar with Houston actor Tim Williams as the TV pitchman for travel website Trivago. But how well do you really know the guy?

Robert Matthew “Matt” Markiton | Obituaries  Katy Times

Robert Matthew “Matt” Markiton was born on March 31, 1976 in Houston, Texas to Robert Irvine and Christine Ann Leder Markiton. He attended Lee High School ...

Austin School Board, Communities Clash Over New Names For Schools Linked To Confederacy  KUT

The Austin Independent School District's Board of Trustees will vote next Monday on what to re-name four schools currently named after members of the.

10 Texas School Names Honoring Confederates Have Changed. At Least 24 Haven't.  The Texas Tribune

Tense debates have raged at Texas schools over the proper place of Confederate names in the public landscape. But many other districts have not considered ...

Spring Football: Tyler Lee looks to turn the corner in 2019

It was a rough season for Tyler Lee in 2018, but for this group of Red Raiders, they can feel the tide turning as they hit the turf for spring practice.

‘Where’d You Go to High School?’: Why It Matters in San Antonio  San Antonio Current

A few weeks ago, I was getting my haircut, and my stylist mentioned that he'd grown up in San Antonio. “Oh, really?” I said. “Me,...

Sam Houston coach accused of 'inappropriate communications' to 2 students resigns  mySA

An athletic coordinator at Sam Houston High School in San Antonio resigned on Tuesday after he was accused of "inappropriate communications" with two ...

3rd teen charged in Lee High student's murder-for-hire case  Houston Chronicle

teen charged in murder-for-hire case A classmate of a high school student accused of orchestrating his mother's slaying destroyed evidence from the crime ...

Here's how San Angelo area schools fared, according to Children At Risk ranking  Standard-Times

Wonder how your child's school did for 2018-19? Here are the rankings for schools in and around San Angelo, according to

Native Texan: Maisie Lee’s art and long life were shaped by the Big Bend  Houston Chronicle

The last living connection to Big Bend's frontier life was a sculptor, painter, wood carver and goat raiser who left her artistic mark on Marathon in far West Texas.

Navasota HS teacher accused of improper relationship with student  Chron

A Navasota ISD teacher is accused of having an improper relationship with a student, officials said. Jennifer Drushel worked at Navasota High School and is on ...

Texas A&M men's basketball program adds four players in 2019 signing class

The Texas A&M men's basketball program has announced the addition of four Aggies in the 2019 signing class.

Baytown Lee’s run of impressive quarterbacks still holds relevance  Houston Chronicle

This is the final installment of a five-part series highlighting Houston-area high school football programs specializing and building an identity in producing talent ...

50 years of fierce football rivalry in Baytown

BAYTOWN, Texas - For the 50th year, Baytown Lee High school takes on Baytown Sterling Friday at 7 p.m. at Stallworth stadium.

Lee High School gets new military service dog mascot  KSAT 12

A new mascot has been selected to represent Lee High School at the beginning of the 2018-19 school year.

HISD approves name changes for seven schools  KTRK-TV

HOUSTON (KTRK) -- The HISD Board of Trustees voted Thursday night to rename seven schools that were named after people with ties to the Confederacy.

Sixth class of Tyler ISD Athletics Hall of Fame set for induction Saturday  Tyler Morning Telegraph

Four all-state football standouts, two championship coaches, a tennis star and a state title team are the latest additions to the Tyler ISD Athletic Hall of Fame, ...

Robert E. Lee is a divisive name for a high school  San Antonio Express-News

Dear Classmates of Robert E. Lee High School's Class of 1981: We graduated among 535 diverse members of a thriving high school which not only provided ...

Homeless teen earns high school diploma from HISD  KTRK-TV

An HISD student who secretly lived alone on the streets of Houston for three years is inspiring everyone with his story.

These Houston-area high schools produced celebrities

Some Houston-area kids are walking down the same halls as some pretty big celebrities. Houston-area high schools have already produced an impressive pool ...

Jury convicts man in 2015 killing of 2 Baytown teens  Chron

A Chambers County jury has convicted a 21-year-old man of conspiracy to commit capital murder in the execution-style killings of two Baytown teenagers.

Robert E. Lee Ganders live and on-demand sports streaming video  Texan Live

Watch Robert E. Lee Ganders Sports Live and On-Demand on the new home for high school sports in Houston, Texas video streaming live athletic games.

Longview highlights 6A all-state, Tyler Lee's Beaux Limmer earns HM  Tyler Morning Telegraph

Five Longview Lobos, who helped lead their team to its first state football championship in 81 years, earned first-team honors on the 2018 Texas Sports Writers ...

Dickinson high school teacher accused of improper relationship with student

A former Dickinson High School teacher was arrested last week and charged with having an inappropriate relationship with a 15-year old student in 2016.

A list of all the known Texas Confederate statues, monuments and other symbols  The Texas Tribune

Texas has more than 180 public symbols of the Confederacy, with dozens of monuments dedicated during or after the Civil Rights era.

Renaming Tyler ISD's Robert E. Lee and John Tyler High Schools could cost hundreds of thousands more if not done during renovation  Tyler Morning Telegraph

The costs associated with renaming Tyler ISD's two high schools would be significantly lower if done during the ongoing renovations at both campuses, school ...

The Lee name change is intended to spark conversation  San Antonio Express-News

The suggestion to change the name of Robert E. Lee high school to Gregg Popovich High School has been a joke incubator for the last few days. The biggest ...

Robert E. Lee H.S. alumni create Rebel-inspired Fiesta medal as district drops controversial name  mySA

Some alumni of Robert E. Lee High School are planning to pin a Rebel-inspired medal to their Fiesta sashes this year, just months after a decision to drop the ...

Secretary Julián Castro Wants NEISD To Rename Robert E. Lee High School  San Antonio Current

Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julián Castro called on the North East Independent School District to change the name of Robert E. Lee High...

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 ...

Records: The 25 highest-paid high school principals in the San Antonio area 2018-2019

On average, high school principals in Bexar County make a base salary of about $109,000 each year, according to data obtained from each school district.

Tyler Junior College Apache Belles in Houston Thanksgiving parade  KLTV

The Tyler Junior College Apache Belles are performing in the 69th Annual H-E-B Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Lee band puts best foot forward to revive lost tradition  Houston Chronicle

Trumpeters Valencia and Michael Garcia, both juniors, know it's going to be fun, but they also take great pride in knowing they've been there from the start - or to ...

Lauren Hudson continues legacy of two famed interior designers  Houston Chronicle

Lauren Hudson owns Wells Design and the Wells Abbott to-the- trade showroom, keeping two Texas design legacies in tact. And the story of how she got here ...

Set 90 years ago, Pearl Theater’s ‘Alabama Sky’ reflects today’s issues

Today's social issues find a spotlight in this year's Black History Month play at the Pearl Theater, even though “Blues for an Alabama Sky” was written in 1995 ...

HISD board votes to rename 4 schools named after Confederate loyalists

The Houston school board voted 5-4 Thursday to rename four campuses named after Confederate loyalists and postponed decisions on four others amid ...

Partners in Education | News  The Baytown Sun

For 31 years, the Baytown Chamber of Commerce's Annual Partners in Education and Scholarship Luncheon has honored businesses and schools seeking a ...

Houston schools offer campus help for teen moms  Houston Chronicle

Parenting between classes$LINEBREAK$With teen moms getting younger, schools offer on-site help Most teen moms don't graduate high school, and national ...

Confession details revealed in teens slaying trial | News  The Baytown Sun

ANAHUAC — A Baytown detective took the stand in the trial of a suspect in the deaths of two teens, saying the triggerman had revealed some shocking ...

Notable sex scandals involving Houston-area teachers in 2018  Chron

At least four former Houston-area teachers accused of having inappropriate relationships with students have made court appearances so far in September, ...

Stop glorifying Confederacy — change name of Lee High School

San Antonians are proud, rightly so, that Robert E. Lee called San Antonio home in the years leading up to the Civil War. He had been superintendent of West ...

Memories of Lee football player killed in Vietnam remain vivid, poignant

Marine Pfc. Miguel Najar played in Lee-Brackenridge classic in 1963.

Lufkin’s Carl Williams looking to break state power lifting record  KTRE

Carl Williams has been the talk of the power lifting scene in Deep East Texas as he looks to set a new state record.

Cy-Springs teacher sentenced to eight years in prison for sex with student  Houston Chronicle

A former Cypress Springs High School teacher broke down as she was sentenced Thursday to eight years in prison for having sex and smoking marijuana with ...

ZZ Top set 50th anniversary date in Houston  Chron

The first ever ZZ Top date is typically pinpointed to Feb. 11, 1970, which makes 2020 a big anniversary year for the band. But ZZ Top is beginning its 50th ...

Son pleads guilty in murder-for-hire in mom's death  Houston Chronicle

A former Lee High School student on Thursday admitted to hiring a classmate in 2009 to kill his mother. Danish Minhas, 21, pleaded guilty to murder in ...

Spring Branch ISD teacher arrested for alleged relationship with student  San Antonio Express-News

A 31-year-old Spring Branch ISD teacher has been charged with sexual assault of a child and is accused of having an "improper relationship" with a student.

The 10,000 NJ Teachers Who Make $98K Or More In 2018  Point Pleasant, NJ Patch

Top 10000 NJ Teachers Salaries - Point Pleasant, NJ - Here are the 10000 top-paid N.J. public school teachers, a growing club earning $100K-plus a year.

Liberty High, the strip-mall night school for immigrants  Houston Chronicle

Houston's Liberty High, a free public charter school for immigrants, serves students too old and too busy for conventional high schools.

Look back at Anthony Bourdain's Houston episode of 'Parts Unknown'  KTRK-TV

Renowned chef and TV personality Anthony Bourdain stopped by Montrose for dinner with farmers and hung out with Slim Thug during his 2016 trip to Houston.

Corpus school removes 'rebels' mascot, logo  KHOU

CCISD followed a national trend to do away with public displays celebrating the confederacy.

San Antonio struts its stuff hoping to be chosen for ‘America’s Got Talent’  mySA

Most of would-be stars waiting to audition for “America's Got Talent” Friday at the Convention Center downtown will leave disappointed. Their talents — singing ...

Don Warren announces bid for Tyler Mayor; now a 2-man race

Tyler City councilman Don Warren announced on Monday that he is entering the race for Mayor in the May 2020 election.

Historic Or Horrific: 178 Confederate Monuments Are Found In Texas

Erasing History, Or Removing Injustice? - Houston, TX - Metropolitan cities move toward removing monuments that many believe glorified the practice of slavery.

"Trusted" friend charged in deaths of Baytown teens  Houston Chronicle

ANAHUAC _ Brandon Flores was a trusted friend of Jarvis Morgan and Alejandro Chavez, two high school boys from Baytown. When the boys, best friends and ...

Murder victim honored by grandmother at high school graduation ceremony  KPRC Click2Houston

BAYTOWN, Texas - Kirsten Fritch had plans to attend college. Forensic science was an interest of hers, one that those who knew her said she would have ...

Midland Lee alum no longer proud of school's rebel mascot  Dallas Morning News

Class of '64 grad Terry Broxson says it's time to rid public places of divisive Confederate symbols.

EquuSearch: Search for 17-year-old missing Baytown girl continues  CW39

BAYTOWN, Texas – The search for 17-year-old Vanessa Macias of Baytown has resumed after a short suspension. The search began in the front of Robert E.

Texas Tech football: Hocutt must hire best coach, not biggest name  Wreck 'Em Red

Texas Tech football fans should want Kirby Hocutt to hire the best possible coach rather than settling for the biggest possible name.

Memories abound in decennial dive through microfilm  Madisonville Meteor

Editor's note: This is the first of a three-part look back at some July events in Madison County expressed in the pages of the Meteor going back to 1929 (the ...

Immigrants from around the world are transforming Houston  Houston Chronicle

In corners stacked with Islamic gowns, ornate prayer rugs and hookah pipes. Today, his store in a strip mall on Hillcroft Avenue is a gathering spot for immigrants ...

Crisis Center of West Texas’ new executive director is ready to dive in  Midland Reporter-Telegram

Lorie Dunnam had a long career in psychiatric care but decided to get back to nonprofits after taking some time in the private sector. She started at the Crisis ...

Confederate names, icons raise questions at some Texas schools  Fort Worth Star Telegram

Richland High's Rebel mascot name is under fire. In San Antonio, two petitions are being circulated about Robert E. Lee High School. In Midland, school district ...

High schools to start later as Goose Creek board makes changes  The Baytown Sun

The Goose Creek CISD board has voted to start traditional high school days at least one hour later, as part of a change to its policy on start times in.

New principal finding his niche at Alternative Education Center  Odessa American

When Adam Portillo saw the posting for the principal's job at the Alternative Education Center, he knew that was the place for him.

Tutor who allegedly had improper relationship detained in Midland County

A man who offered private tutoring services and allegedly had an inappropriate relationship with a student was being held Tuesday in the Midland County jail, ...

Former Cy-Fair middle school employee said she lost virginity to 15-year-old student

A former Cypress-Fairbanks ISD employee appeared in court Monday after she admitted to losing her virginity to a 15-year-old boy who previously attended a ...

GOOD NEWS: PBAF names scholarship award recipients  Odessa American

MIDLAND Permian Basin Area Foundation announced $584817 in scholarships at their annual scholarship dinner held June 27 at the Midland County ...

Missing 17-year-old Baytown girl found safe  KPRC Houston

Missing Baytown teenager, Vanessa Macias, 17, was found safe Tuesday.

Baytown teen found safe a week after she disappeared  KTRK-TV

Goose Creek ISD confirms 17-year-old Vanessa Macias has been found safe, a week after she disappeared near Robert E. Lee High School in Baytown.

Yates boys set Texas scoring record in 170-35 win  Houston Chronicle

Yates sets Texas scoring record in 170-35 win$LINEBREAK$Lions break 18-year-old record in fight-marred victory over Lee The Yates High School boys ...

Football coach catches heat over Facebook post  KPRC Houston

A teacher who doubles as a football coach is facing scrutiny over an alleged Facebook post.

Editorial: Rename Dowling Street

In 1892, Houston's city fathers decided the time had come for East Broadway Street to become Dowling Street, in honor of Lt. Richard Dowling. Thirty years ...

The Texas High School Dropout Problem  Texas Tribune

I represent a district that has 80 percent renters, 70 percent of people speaking a first language other than English, where there's a high school with 42 ...

RSS coach recalls Sterling's first win | News  The Baytown Sun

Al Dennis had always been a Gander. A 1960 graduate of Robert E. Lee High School, he had played football and basketball and was even crowned Mr. Robert ...

The 5 Best Moments From Anthony Bourdain’s ‘Parts Unknown’ Visit To Houston  Eater Houston

Earlier this year, it was impossible to avoid the news that roving gourmand and TV host Anthony Bourdain was scoping out Houston's culinary scene.

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