Grenita Lathan — who has served as interim superintendent of the Houston ISD for three years — is leaving to lead the Springfield, Mo. Public School District, she announced Monday (March 8). “It’s a bittersweet moment as I accept an opportunity to make a positive impact in the Springfield (Missouri) Public School District, while bidding farewell to one of the most remarkable … [Read more...] about ‘Interim’ for 3 years, HISD chief leaving for full superintendent title in Missouri
The city of Bellaire lifted the boil-water order Sunday (Feb. 21) that had been in effect since Tuesday, and issued steps residents and businesses should take before using their water again. The city indicated it had to turn off the water supply provided by Houston in order to pass state standards for safety, and provided evidence from the Texas Commission on Environmental … [Read more...] about Showers, everyone! Bellaire lifts its boil-water order. Here’s what to do now.
Bellaire will distribute bottled water to residents in urgent need for from 1-3 p.m. (or while supplies last) today (Saturday, Feb. 20) at a drive-thru in the parking lot on the northwest corner of the South Rice Avenue/Jessamine Street intersection, across from the Fire Department. Supplies are limited, and each household may receive one case. Only persons in vehicles will … [Read more...] about JUST IN: Bellaire to offer emergency bottled water to residents today
Houston ISD will extend its weather shutdown Monday and Tuesday (Feb. 21-22), with students returning to asynchronous online learning Wednesday through Friday and hybrid instruction — in-person and online classes — resuming Monday, March 1. According to an announcement from the district, students will transition to asynchronous virtual learning Wednesday through Friday, … [Read more...] about No HISD classes Monday-Tuesday, but it’s back to school online Wednesday
Bellaire’s mayor Andrew Friedberg issued an optimistic update midday Thursday (Feb. 18), proclaiming “there’s light at the end of the tunnel” in a winter emergency that’s now in its fourth day. Although sub-freezing temperatures will return tonight, Friedberg said most of the city now has power. The water system is “on track to be fully operational by the end of today,” with … [Read more...] about Bellaire update: Power returning, water pressure improving, help for ‘massive number’ of busted pipes