STAAR Testing Scandal: HISD Moves Forward With Terminating Three Teachers

Late last year allegations surfaced of possible cheating on the STAAR exam at several HISD schools. Now, after the completion of an investigation, the board is making way to terminate 3 teachers from Atherton Elementary. But not before the teachers tell their side of the story to KRIV’s Greg Groogan, and they have a lawyer launching a suit against the district. (Video: KRIV 26 News)



Houston Down Syndrome Association Hit Hard by Burglary

The Down Syndrome Association of Houston was hit by a burglary on Tuesday night and leaving them in a bind. Much of the equipment stolen was necessary for educational and life skills training they do with clients. The public is asked for help in finding the crooks, and in helping replace lost items. (Video: KPRC 2 News)


Down Syndrome Association of Houston

Mayor Says Homelessness in Downtown Has Declined by Half in Two Years

Houston Mayor Annise Parker announced a major success in addressing the homelessness situation in downtown. With an increased focus on client coordination by agencies both public and private, and with a renewed focus on finding housing options for people, a record decrease has been seen in numbers on our city-center streets. However, until results of the full homeless census are available later in the year, much more will not be known about the issue beyond downtown. (Video: KTRK 13 News)