Hamilton Middle School Principal Wendy Hampton said began teaching math at Hughes Springs High School at “the ripe old age of 21.” She left education for two years but said “you can’t run from what you are most passionate about, so it did not take me long to come back to public schools.” She began teaching in the Houston Independent School District in 2006 at Stevenson Middle School. This marks her 17th year in education and sixth year as a campus administrator.
When Reagan High School junior Juan Sanchez heard about the after-school Art Car Class from his girlfriend, he was game to see what it was all about. “I like doing stuff that is artsy,” said Sanchez. He thought he’d just be painting a car, but soon found out that it was “way different.” Like whittling […]
It’s the case of the missing water pressure and many Garden Oaks residents are waiting for it to be solved. More than 30 of them have called 311 since January to report low water pressure, a number of whom live on Sue Barnett Drive and West 41st Street.
“When we are in the shower, we don’t even get the shower door wet,” wrote one resident. “I have called 311 twice and was told that they would put a report in and the second time I was told that there was not much that can be done.”
There is no doubt that Waltrip High School’s Joey Hernandez is college material. He will be the school’s valedictorian, although he is too modest to tell you that himself. He takes all AP classes this year and last year scored a 5 on both his English and U.S. History exams. He wants to study neuroscience because his youngest brother is autistic – and although Joey has spent a lot of a lot of time going to conferences and reading books about how to help his brother and others like him – he knows there’s a lot left to learn.
Most people living in the Houston Heights know of the Salvation Army retail outlet on Hemphill Street near Washington Ave. However, not many know of the auction behind it. For those who enjoy the thrill of bargain-hunting, the Salvation Army auction is as good as it gets. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through […]
It’s a game changer for the corner of Rosslyn Road and 43rd Street. When Fisher Homes purchased the former Oak Forest Place apartments, 4300 Rosslyn Rd., last month, the speculation began about what would happen to the property. The Leader spoke with Juan Cuevas, a senior associate with Marcus & Millichap, who represented California resident […]
Worried parents from across The Leader area had their loyalty to local elementary schools on full display this month as HISD held a public meeting at Waltrip High School regarding its proposed boundary changes. Among some of the hot topics with parents at the Feb. 16 meeting at Waltrip included the decision to shift Love […]
On an average Tuesday and Thursday afternoon at Frank Black Middle School, a small group of students can be found assembled inside of the school’s library. Here, they’re gaining valuable information on college and career choices, health and physical fitness and other life skills, though not in the way one might think. “I think we […]
That high-speed train so often discussed in the past three months will not cut through the middle of Oak Forest. On Tuesday, Texas Central Railways announced that it will make a recommendation to the Federal Railroad Administration that it will use a route that travels down Washington Avenue and out Hempstead Highway. The route will […]