Author Archives: Houmanitarian

Holiday Giving Season Kicks Off With #GivingTuesday

The national social media campaign to get people to think of the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, (and Black Friday and CyberMonday) as the official start of the charity season, is catching on. Here’s some of the what we’ve seen this year.

Houston Votes, 2016


HISD Proposition 1 Asks Voters to Take a Stand on Texas ‘Robin Hood’ School Funding System

With early voting already underway in Houston, one of the most interesting, but least understood issues on the ballot is the Houston school district’s Proposition 1. This measure is bid to get public approval or dissent before $162 million dollars is sent from Houston to the state to cover public education in other areas. For the first time ever, HISD has been caught up in the midst of the Texas complicated “Robin Hood” school funding program, and officials in the largest school district in the state are taking a chance that a vote against the measure may force the state to fix a system that has been deemed constitutional, but “undeniably imperfect.

Video: Houston Independent School District