Education News

State Math Teachers Converge In Houston

Posted on · A conference for Texas math teachers is being held this week at the George R. Brown Convention Center. We've been hearing the warning bells on how American students are falling behind in math and science and how that could impact the country down the road.


Linsanity Coming To Houston?

Posted on · We should know by tomorrow whether or not the Rockets will have one of the most exciting players from last season on their squad. The Rockets have offered Jeremy Lin a $25 million contract that the Knicks have until midnight tonight to match.


HISD Touts Graduation And Declining Dropout Record

Posted on · The Houston Independent School District is celebrating new figures that show both the drop out rate and the graduation rate of its students is not only improving, but is progressing better and faster than most urban districts in the country.


Rodriquez’s Sentence May Impact Future Stand Your Ground Cases

Posted on · Raul Rodriquez said Texas' "stand your ground" law gave him the right to use deadly force two years ago when he shot and killed his neighbor. The jury didn't agree and convicted Rodriquez of murder two weeks ago. KUHF's Bill Stamps was in the courtroom as Rodriquez learned how much time he'll spend behind bars for his crime.


Latest Sentencing Phase Of Raul Rodriquez Continues

Posted on · After a two week break, jurors are back in court today in the sentencing phase of a man convicted of shooting his neighbor in 2010. It's a case that some observers say is testing the state's "Stand Your Ground" law. Bill Stamps has the latest from the criminal courthouse downtown.


Child Advocate Program Seeks More African Americans

Posted on · Casa, the Spanish name for house, also is the name of a program that connects volunteer advocates with children in the foster care system. In the state of Texas and the Greater Houston area, there's a tremendous need for more African American CASA's, and the people who run the program are asking community members to step up.


Astro Fans Rate New Owner

Posted on · We're about three months into the baseball season and the Astros find themselves in second to last place in their division. Ten and a half games behind the first place Reds. This is the team's first year under new owner Jim Crane, so what do fans think of the job he's doing so far?


Historic Emancipation Park Will Get Big Makeover

Posted on · Plans are in the works to give one of Houston's most historical parks a $33 million makeover. Located on Dowling Street in the Third Ward, Emancipation Park was purchased by freed slaves back in 1872. It was later donated to the city. The park has deteriorated over the years, but the city hopes to return this piece of Houston history to its former glory.


Eighty-Year-Old Woman Says Thanks To Paramedics

Posted on · A Houston woman is grateful to be alive today, thanks to emergency medical technicians. Eighty-year-old Ann Horton suffered a heart attack last year and was resuscitated by paramedics. Now that she's doing better, Horton and her husband stopped by the fire department to thank those responsible.