There were many issues that were big topics of discussion for Houstonians this summer. Has anything been resolved? KPRC Local 2’s General Manager Jerry Martin talks about the city’s actions, and/or inactions.
Both candidates for Texas governor have pre-K education recommendations they want to enact if elected. And just this week Neil Bush, chairman of the Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation, introduced Houston's literacy crisis a blueprint for community action.
Last week, Local 2 shared the story of Kenny Thompson who donated hundreds of dollars to zero out 60 delinquent lunch accounts at an HISD elementary school. This shows how one person can make a big difference.
We agree wholeheartedly with HISD's new mascot policy which states all mascots, nicknames, symbols, and items used to promote schools "shall respect cultural differences and values." Specifically prohibited is the use of any race or ethnic group.
Last week the Supreme Court in a narrow decision voted to invalidate the pre-clearance provision of the voting rights act, a provision that was applied to Texas because of it's History of election suppression.
Dec. 24, 2012: On Christmas Day, tens of thousands of children across Houston will wake up bright and early excited to see what's under the tree. And thanks to the generosity of Houstonians, they will have lots of gifts to open.
Nov. 9, 2012: Veteran's Day is a time to honor and memorialize those who have given their time, their careers and in many cases, their lives, for our country and our freedom. The Museum of Fine Arts Houston will open an exhibit on war photography.
July 27, 2012: We call upon the International Olympic Committee to acknowledge the 40th anniversary of the Munich Massacre with a moment of silence, in order to honor the memory of the 11 slain Israeli athletes from the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, Germany.