Houston Matters

Should Houston Schools Named After Confederate Figures Change Their Names?

Posted on · Earlier this year, HISD unveiled new mascots at four district schools, as part of a policy banning mascots deemed culturally offensive. But it’s not just mascots that can offend some Houstonians. Some question whether schools here should be named after figures from Confederate history – examples include Lee High School, named after General Robert E. Lee. […]

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Confederate Names and Symbols and Your Dental Questions: Houston Matters for Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014

Posted on · Earlier this year, HISD unveiled new mascots at four district schools, as part of a policy banning mascots deemed culturally offensive. But it’s not just mascots that can offend some Houstonians. Some question whether schools here should be named after figures from Confederate history – examples include Lee High School, named after General Robert E. […]

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New Mascots, Cracking Down on Hoarders, and Astros Prospect Called Up: The Good The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · New mascots have been named for four HISD schools; there’s a new city-wide effort to crack down on hoarders; a local state senator gets heated in a largely pointless debate; and a top Astros prospect finally got called up – we discuss The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of this week’s Houston news with […]

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Houston School District Reveals New Mascots To Replace Insensitive Names

Posted on · The Houston Independent School District Tuesday announced new mascots for four schools that previously had mascots with Native American or historically insensitive ties. News 88.7 education reporter Laura Isensee tells us what the new mascots will be and about the process that determined them.

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Houston Heat, Epilepsy & Magnolia City: Houston Matters for Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Posted on · The Houston Independent School District Tuesday announced new mascots for four schools that previously had mascots with Native American or historically insensitive ties. On today’s Houston Matters: News 88.7 education reporter Laura Isensee tells us what the new mascots will be and about the process that determined them. Then: Whether it’s felt like it or […]

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Should HISD Ban Native American Mascots?

Posted on · HISD today may take its first steps towards a policy prohibiting the use of certain Native American mascots and symbols some deem offensive or culturally insensitive. While some consider such representations offensive, others characterize them as symbols of respect. Still others see such labels as political correctness run amok. We’ll discuss.

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Banning Native American Mascots, Charity Scams & City Council Runoffs: Houston Matters for Thurs., Dec. 12, 2013

Posted on · HISD today may take its first steps towards a policy prohibiting the use of certain Native American mascots and symbols some deem offensive or culturally insensitive. While some consider such representations offensive, others characterize them as symbols of respect. Still others see such labels as political correctness run amok. We’ll discuss. Also: ‘Tis the season of giving. […]