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Tue
11
Sep
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The Stadium Curse of a Winning Season

Reliant Stadium

By N. Tru Bass  !?

The Houston Texans believe wholeheartedly the 2012-2013 season will be a Superbowl season and so do most Texan fans.  The team looks great, but the stadium is showing signs of bad energy.  Before we break out the frankincense and myrrh for the exorcism, allow me to explain.

First, there was the incident of a rafter’s fight circulating on the internet and getting big numbers on YouTube during the preseason game with San Francisco.   The melee included at least a half dozen brawlers and a couple of chicks.  The video which was obviously shot with someone’s camera phone and since it’s so popular I’ve included it below as evidence for my case and for your viewing pleasure. 

 

Sun
02
Sep
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Anderson Elementary Teacher Arrested on Child Pornography Charges

 

A third grade teacher was arrested on Friday for possession and distribution of child pornography. 

The U.S. Attorney’s office said, Juan A. Villarreal, 52 was a teacher at Anderson Elementary in Westbury.  He was taken into custody pending a September 5th court date.   Authorities accused him of possessing dozens of sexual pictures and video of children both girls and boys between the ages of 8 and 15 years. 

Villarreal has been with HISD for 11 years all with Anderson Elementary, he faces up to 20 year in prison and it’s likely he will never teach again.

Official Statement from the Houston Independent School District:

Fri
31
Aug
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Sticks And Stones: A Treatise On Bullying

 

This is the first week of school and I am reminded of a sobering fact. According to the National School Safety Center, American schools harbor approximately 2.1 million bullies and 2.7 million victims. Bullying is more than a physical or verbal assault on their victims. Softly at first, bullies harass their victims by unleashing psychological assaults that tend to erode the confidence of their victims. By establishing a pattern of ongoing harassment, bullies enforce dominance through control and manipulation.

 

Fri
31
Aug
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DeepDown, Inc Increases Its West Houston Operations

Deep Down, Inc

Deep Down, Inc. an oilfield services company specializing in complex deepwater and ultra-deepwater oil production distribution system support services today announced that is has consolidated the operations of its ROV and related services group as part of its ongoing cost containment program.  The consolidation of all operations and assets previously located in Morgan City, LA are now operating out of our Houston, TX facility.

Fri
31
Aug
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HCC hosts Manufacturing Skills Summit

Mayor Annise Parker and John Higgins

 

Houston Community College will hold the first in a series of Skills Summits to focus on the workforce and skills needs for high demand,  growth industries in the Houston area and how HCC’s curriculum can continue to be enhanced to meet the needs of the emerging labor force. The kickoff event convenes at Brady’s Landing Friday, September 28.

The Manufacturing Skills Summit will be the first in the series of summits to bring together industry leaders and educators to address the need for skilled and credentialed workers, the future of the manufacturing industry and the best way to partner with industry to train the next generation of manufacturing workers. Discussions will also explore solutions and successes of the manufacturing industry as a pathway to jobs.

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