Special Coverage

Written by Rudy Arispe on Sep 16, 2015

The 18th season of the free concert series “Musical Evenings at San Fernando Cathedral,” presented by Musical Bridges Around the World, kicks off at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 4 with a performance of “Czech Me Out!”

Armenian soprano Mane Galoyan, the bronze medalist at the 2015 International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow and the youngest member of the Houston Grand Opera Studios, will be joined by Czech virtuoso duo Felix Slováček, Jr., clarinet, and Vyacheslav Grokhovski Jr., piano, in a colorful program of international delights.

Written by Laurie Posner on Sep 11, 2015

The latest research by the Southern Education Foundation in Atlanta finds that low-income children are "now a majority of the schoolchildren attending the nation’s public schools." Children living in poverty are more likely to attend high-poverty schools--the research finds--schools less likely to have the resources to serve all students well.

Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Sep 02, 2015

What if you could protect the planet without leaving your front yard? 



The Solid Waste Management Department will roll out a new program in October to do just that.

Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Sep 01, 2015

When civil rights leader and social activist Julian Bond died recently, the New York Times referred to him as a “persistent opponent of the stubborn remnants of white supremacy.” President Barack Obama called Bond a friend and a hero. "Justice and equality was the mission that spanned his life,” Obama said.

While Julian Bond was a legendary figure beginning in the 1960s, some young people may have no idea who he is or how his life relates to the #blacklivesmatters movement.

Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Sep 01, 2015

In this video, Jorge Montiel of COPS/Metro Alliance examines the business of immigrant detention, and follows the money coming from and going to the private prison companies, Corrections Corporation of America and the GEO Group, Inc.