Barbers Hill HS student disciplined for natural hair back in in-school suspension after weeks at alternative school
An 18-year-old Barbers Hill High School student who was disciplined for his natural hairstyle is back in in-school suspension being sent to an alternative school for over a month.
Barbers Hill ISD suspended over his hairstyle to be sent to an alternative education program
A Black student who spent more than a month on in-school suspension over his dreadlocks has been told he will be removed from his Texas high school and sent to a disciplinary alternative education program on Thursday.
‘I thought she was dead’: Woman seriously hurt after magnet fishing near Mont Belvieu
For one minute, Laura Adams was standing on a bridge magnet fishing, the next she found herself slamming into the water about 15 feet below. She says if it hadn’t been for her boyfriend’s quick thinking she might not be alive to tell her bizarre story.
‘A quick boxing overview’: Mont Belvieu PD describes alleged, unprovoked road rage incident where innocent driver takes down suspect
The Mont Belvieu Police Department didn’t hold back any punches (no pun intended) when releasing information about a suspected road rage incident that occurred Tuesday.
Abseck finds familiarity, comfort at Barbers Hill
Carl Abseck fondly remembers growing up in Bridgeport, a small, quiet town in north Texas. As a young kid, he excitedly awaited game days for the local high school football team. Abseck could buy a ribbon for a quarter at his elementary school and wear it to Friday night games.
Lineman dead, another critical following 100-foot fall in Chambers County
One man is dead and another is injured after they were involved in an industrial accident in Chambers County. MONT BELVIEU, Texas – One man is dead and another is injured after they were involved in an industrial accident in Chambers County. According to the Chambers County Sheriff’s Office, deputies, as well as the Mont Belvieu Police and Fire departments and EMS, were called out to the Mont Belvieu area near FM 1942 and Hatcherville Road around half past midnight. One of the linemen was pronounced dead at the scene. The other was taken to a hospital via Life Flight, where he remains in critical condition, authorities said.
Chambers County woman files class-action suit against Griddy, claims company was price gouging during storm
The Griddy app displays the current wholesale electricity price on a phone in this 2019 file photo. HOUSTON – A Chambers County woman has filed a proposed class action lawsuit against the electric company, Griddy. This is not the first time Griddy customers have felt the effects of extreme weather on the electric bills. This means that if the company’s wholesale price goes up, the customer’s price goes up as well. It’s unclear how many other Texans also pay wholesale prices from other companies.
Some Barbers Hill HS students, parents raise concern after district removes posters during Black History Month
MONT BELVIEU, Texas – Barbers Hill High School students and parents are raising concern on both sides of a situation regarding posters taken down by Barbers Hill ISD. Students and parents raised concern over Barbers Hill ISD’s decision to remove posters of Vice President Kamala Harris and Former First Lady Michelle Obama, which were originally put up by the Barbers Hill High School student council for Black History Month. It’s Black History Month. Barber Hill ISD shows posters in high school during Black History Month. AdBarbers Hill ISD released this statement to the media:A disagreement arose amongst Barbers Hill High School Students Friday morningwhen newly displayed posters were viewed as combative and divisive.
Barbers Hill teen returns to school after district bans on dreadlocks ruled discriminatory
MONT BELVIEU, Texas – One of two boys at the center of a hair controversy at Barbers Hill ISD returned to school for the first time since a judge ruled the district’s dress code policy was discriminatory. Bradford, now a junior at Barbers Hill High School, is the cousin of now graduated Deandre Arnold. When we talked to him back in January, Deandre said he had always followed the school dress code, until they had recently changed it. They both enrolled in Sterling High School, where Deandre graduated. The cousins and their mothers filed a lawsuit alleging racial discrimination, naming Barbers Hill ISD and Barbers Hill High School administrators.
Chambers county, Barbers Hill ISD at odds regarding the districts reopening plan
MONT BELVIEU David Lothridge of Mont Belvieu represents many if not the majority of the parents in Barbers Hill Independent School District. Nearly every parent with children in the district that KPRC 2 came across Thursday was in favor of sending kids back to school for in-person instruction with no delays. Many parents are comfortable with the in-person option but the issue is causing tension between the superintendent and the Chambers County Public Health Department. Classes are scheduled to begin August 19 with parents having the option of starting kids online or at home, per TEA guidelines. The health departments request for an in-person delay drew a fiery response in this letter from Barbers Hill Superintendent Dr. Greg Poole.
WATCH: Former Barbers Hill student, who was told he had to cut his dreadlocks, gifted $20,000 from Alicia Keys on Ellen show
MONT BELVIEU, Texas – Alicia Keys surprised a Houston-area student with $20,000 for “standing up for what is right” on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. “I want to tell you that I couldn’t believe the story when I heard it,” Keys said on the show. “I’m super proud of you for standing up for what you know is right. Arnold, who has since withdrawn from the Barbers Hill, said he was given two options: in-school suspension or alternative school. They deserve to see me walk across the stage.”DeGeneres and Keys hope the school changes their mind.
More Barbers Hill students angered by school dress code, forced to cut their hair as well
The issue is how long the hair of male students at Barbers Hill High School should be. They said that student Deandre Arnold is not the only one being targeted by the district’s dress code. Arnold is Barbers Hill senior who has been told his hair is not in compliance with the district’s dress code. His family said his dreadlocks are part of their Trinidadian culture, and he has been out of school since refusing to cut his hair to meet the district’s dress code. “He is absolutely permitted to come back to school,” said Barbers Hill ISD Superintendent Greg Poole.
Dreadlocks length controversy heats up at the Barbers Hill board meeting
MONT BELVIEU, Texas – Inside the Barbers Hill Independent School District board meeting there is a clear division on the issue of the dress code policy. Gary Monroe, with United Urban Alumni Association, spoke to board members on his opposition to the dress code. At Monday night’s meeting, Arnold’s family and several activists took to the podium to express their discontent with the district’s current dress code policy. This not about dress code, this is about policing black boys,” an activist said. DeAndre Arnold’s father, David Arnold, told the board the continuous punishment of his son is a form of bullying.
Girl, 16, killed & sibling hurt in Trinity River boating accident
CHAMBERS COUNTY, Texas – A Mother's Day family outing on the Trinity River ended in tragedy. According to the Chambers County Sheriff's Office, a family from the Mont Belvieu-Dayton area in Chambers County were boating on the Trinity River to celebrate Mother's Day. The father was driving the family boat, pulling his children on a large tube behind the boat. This is just truly a tragic accident," said Chambers County Sheriff Brian Hawthorne. This case is being investigated by the Texas Parks and Wildlife with assistance from the Chambers County Sheriff's Office.
Mentally challenged Mont Belvieu woman missing
MONT BELVIEU, Texas – Authorities need your help to find a missing woman who is mentally challenged. Mont Belvieu police say Marie "Maggie" Margaret Henson was last seen at around 2 a.m. Wednesday in the 8900 block of SH 146 (intersection of SH 146 @ IH 10) in Mont Belvieu. She was last seen wearing a dark, long sleeve shirt with blue around the cuffs, gray fleece jacket, blue jeans and black Puma tennis shoes. She has been entered into the National Computer System as a missing person. If anyone has any information on the whereabouts of Henson, they are asked to please contact the Mont Belvieu Police Department at 281-576-2417.