Houston Private and Select Public Schools

Author: Shelby Joe,Stephen Hayes
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1304302075
Category: Education
Page: 306
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Now in its third edition, General Academic's comprehensive guide to Houston private and select public schools contains more than 300 pages of advice, analysis, school profiles, and more. Our publication should provide the basic building blocks for parents to jump-start their journey in researching, applying to, and selecting a school for their child. This third edition features profiles on 41 private and 23 select public schools in and around Houston's 610 Loop and Beltway 8 highways. General Academic is an academic consulting and supplementary education company based in Houston's Rice Village; it was founded in 2003.

Brown, Not White

School Integration and the Chicano Movement in Houston
Author: Guadalupe San Miguel
Publisher: Texas A & M University Press
Category: Education
Page: 283
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Strikes, boycotts, rallies, negotiations, and litigation marked the efforts of Mexican-origin community members to achieve educational opportunity and oppose discrimination in Houston schools in the early 1970s. These responses were sparked by the effort of the Houston Independent School District to circumvent a court order for desegregation by classifying Mexican American children as "white" and integrating them with African American children—leaving Anglos in segregated schools. Gaining legal recognition for Mexican Americans as a minority group became the only means for fighting this kind of discrimination. The struggle for legal recognition not only reflected an upsurge in organizing within the community but also generated a shift in consciousness and identity. In Brown, Not White Guadalupe San Miguel, Jr., astutely traces the evolution of the community's political activism in education during the Chicano Movement era of the early 1970s. San Miguel also identifies the important implications of this struggle for Mexican Americans and for public education. First, he demonstrates, the political mobilization in Houston underscored the emergence of a new type of grassroots ethnic leadership committed to community empowerment and to inclusiveness of diverse ideological interests within the minority community. Second, it signaled a shift in the activist community's identity from the assimilationist "Mexican American Generation" to the rising Chicano Movement with its "nationalist" ideology. Finally, it introduced Mexican American interests into educational policy making in general and into the national desegregation struggles in particular. This important study will engage those interested in public school policy, as well as scholars of Mexican American history and the history of desegregation in America.

Pure Murder

Author: Corey Mitchell
Publisher: Pinnacle Books
ISBN: 9780786018512
Category: True Crime
Page: 377
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Describes the brutal 1993 torture, rape, and murder of Jennifer Ertman and Elizabeth Pena, two innocent teenagers, whose bodies were discovered in a Houston park, and the gang of six young men who were arrested, tried, and convicted of the crime. Original.

Make Haste Slowly

Moderates, Conservatives, and School Desegregation in Houston
Author: William Henry Kellar
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
ISBN: 9781603447188
Category: Electronic books
Page: 242
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The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail

A Play
Author: Jerome Lawrence,Robert E. Lee
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0809012235
Category: Drama
Page: 103
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The American naturalist's life and philosophy are revealed in a dramatic work which focuses on his symbolic act of civil disobedience in 1846.

Cheerleaders in Action

Author: Jen Jones
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 1429652748
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 24
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"Simple text and photographs describe the origins of cheerleading and what today's cheerleaders do"--Provided by publisher.

The Hogg Family and Houston

Philanthropy and the Civic Ideal
Author: Kate Sayen Kirkland
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 9780292748460
Category: History
Page: 401
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Progressive former governor James Stephen Hogg moved his business headquarters to Houston in 1905. For seven decades, his children Will, Ima, and Mike Hogg used their political ties, social position, and family fortune to improve the lives of fellow Houstonians. As civic activists, they espoused contested causes like city planning and mental health care. As volunteers, they inspired others to support social service, educational, and cultural programs. As philanthropic entrepreneurs, they built institutions that have long outlived them: the Houston Symphony, the Museum of Fine Arts, Memorial Park, and the Hogg Foundation. The Hoggs had a vision of Houston as a great city—a place that supports access to parklands, music, and art; nurtures knowledge of the "American heritage which unites us"; and provides social service and mental health care assistance. This vision links them to generations of American idealists who advanced a moral response to change. Based on extensive archival sources, The Hogg Family and Houston explains the impact of Hogg family philanthropy for the first time. This study explores how individual ideals and actions influence community development and nurture humanitarian values. It examines how philanthropists and volunteers mold Houston's traditions and mobilize allies to meet civic goals. It argues that Houston's generous citizens have long believed that innovative cultural achievement must balance aggressive economic expansion.

The Postal Service Guide to U.S. Stamps

Author: United States Postal Service
Publisher: Harper Resource
ISBN: 9780060528256
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Page: 576
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Presents an overview of the different stamps issued by the U.S. Postal Service, including commemorative stamps.


An Autobiography
Author: Willie Nelson,Bud Shrake,Edwin Shrake
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0815410808
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 334
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Willie Nelson is more than just a singer whose albums have captures this country's imagination for more than thirty years: he is the nearest thing we have to the poet laureate of America's heart and the heartland. Told with frankness, warmth and earthy humor, here is Willie's story: his depression ere childhood; his stormy marriages; his will experiences with drugs, booze and women; his long rise to stardom; his musical and personal experiences with Waylon Jennings, Julio Iglesias, Kris Kristopherson, Johnny Cash, Ray Charles, Loretta Lynn, George Jones, Frank Sinatra and Linda Ronstadt.

There Was a Little Girl

The Real Story of My Mother and Me
Author: Brooke Shields
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698186230
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 416
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Actress and author of the New York Times bestseller Down Came the Rain, Brooke Shields, explores her relationship with her unforgettable mother, Teri, in her new memoir. Brooke Shields never had what anyone would consider an ordinary life. She was raised by her Newark-tough single mom, Teri, a woman who loved the world of show business and was often a media sensation all by herself. Brooke's iconic modeling career began by chance when she was only eleven months old, and Teri's skills as both Brooke's mother and manager were formidable. But in private she was troubled and drinking heavily. As Brooke became an adult the pair made choices and sacrifices that would affect their relationship forever. And when Brooke’s own daughters were born she found that her experience as a mother was shaped in every way by the woman who raised her. But despite the many ups and downs, Brooke was by Teri’s side when she died in 2012, a loving daughter until the end. Only Brooke knows the truth of the remarkable, difficult, complicated woman who was her mother. And now, in an honest, open memoir about her life growing up, Brooke will reveal stories and feelings that are relatable to anyone who has been a mother or daughter.


Fifty Years of Kicking Dirt, Playing Hard, and Winning Big in the Sweet Spot of Baseball
Author: Lou Piniella,Bill Madden
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062660810
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 352
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In this candid, revealing, and entertaining memoir, the beloved New York Yankee legend looks back over his nearly fifty-year career as a player and a manager, sharing insights and stories about some of his most memorable moments and some of the biggest names in Major League Baseball. For nearly five decades, Lou Piniella has been a fixture in Major League Baseball, as an outfielder with the legendary New York Yankees of the 1970s, and as a manager for five teams in both the American and National leagues. With respected veteran sportswriter Bill Madden, Piniella now reflects on his storied career, offering fans a glimpse of life on the field, in the dugout, and inside the clubhouse. Piniella speaks from the heart about his teams and his players, offering a detailed, up-close portrait of the Bronx Zoo’s raucous personalities such as Reggie Jackson and Catfish Hunter, as well as his close friendship with Thurman Munson and his unusual relationship with George Steinbrenner. He also delves deep into his post-Yankee experiences, from winning a World Series for the controversial owner of the Cincinnati Reds, Marge Schott, to transforming the perennial cellar-dwelling Seattle Mariners into one of the league’s best teams. Some of the game’s brightest stars are here: Ken Griffey Jr, Randy Johnson, and Alex Rodriguez, Piniella’s supremely talented and controversial protégé. Throughout his time in the majors, Piniella has witnessed MLB grow into a multi-billion-dollar business. Piniella reflects on those changes, voicing his highly critical opinions on a range of controversial subjects, including steroids. Hilarious and uproarious, filled with eight pages of photos, Lou brings into focus a man whose deeply rooted passion for baseball has defined his life.

Natalie Wood (Turner Classic Movies)

Reflections on a Legendary Life
Author: Manoah Bowman
Publisher: Running Press
ISBN: 0762460520
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 320
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Manoah Bowman is the author of Fellini: The Sixties.He maintains the Independent Visions photographic archives, a collection featuring more than a million unique images that details the history of cinema and television. He has contributed material to many publications, movie studios, and museums, including Eastman House, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Paramount, and Disney. His work as a photo editor includes the books Chaplin: Genius of the Cinema and Buster Keaton Remembered. He resides in Los Angeles, CA. Natasha Gregson Wagner has led an unorthodox career for the descendent of Hollywood royalty. Since making her film debut in 1992’s Fathers and Sons, the actress established her place in the indie film world with titles such asAnother Day in Paradise, High Fidelity, Two Girls and a Guy,, and David Lynch’s Lost Highway, and she has received acclaim for her stage work and television appearances in Ally McBeal, House MD, and Chicago Hope. She recently completed work on the independent film Anesthesia. Wagner resides in Los Angeles.

Hello Aubie!

Author: Aimee Aryal
Publisher: Mascot Books
ISBN: 9780974344287
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 22
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Aubie, the Auburn University mascot, tours the campus and attends a football game.

Texas School Finance Reform

An IDRA Perspective
Author: Jose A. Cardenas
Publisher: Intercultural Development Research Association (Idra)
Category: Education
Page: 386
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A master story-teller, Dr. Jose A. Cardenas, offers us an insider's view of the 28-year history of school finance in Texas. Dr. Cardenas is the founder & director emeritus of IDRA & is the only person who has been actively involved in the entire school finance reform effort since the early days of the RODRIGUEZ VS. SAN ANTONIO ISD litigation when he was superintendent of the Edgewood Independent School District. More than a history, this book provides a blueprint for persons interested in bringing about future reform in schools & other social institutions. Beginning with a description of the Texas system in 1950, the account covers court cases, legislation, & advocacy efforts & concludes with the status & future of school finance reform. Personal vignettes sprinkled throughout offer glimpses of those special untold moments that impacted history. Much of this volume - including the myths of school finance & lessons learned - relate to reform efforts in other states as well. Dr. James A. Kelly, president of the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards, provides a foreword, "Fighting the Good Fight," describing Dr. Cardenas as a trailblazer & pioneer. (ISBN 1-878550-63-2; 1997; 387 pages; hardback) Distributed exclusively by the Intercultural Development Research Association (IDRA); 210-684-8180; FAX: 210-684-5389; E-mail: [email protected]; URL: www.idra.org.

The History of Cheerleading

Author: Doris Valliant
Publisher: Mason Crest
ISBN: 9781590845349
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 63
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Provides information on how cheerleading has evolved from a sideline support team to a highly competitive team sport with its own competitions.

Choral Composition

A Handbook for Composers, Arrangers, Conductors, and Singers
Author: Robert Stephan Hines
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313315886
Category: Music
Page: 277
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This comprehensive handbook details the fundamentals and forms of choral composition and expands upon the coverage and number of topics in Archbald T. Davidson's 1945 classic Choral Composition. Historical trends are traced with a special emphasis on the profusion of innovations that occured throughout the twentieth century, particularly since 1950.