East End to receive new charter school

HISD to unveil new charter school
— KHOU CBS Channel 111

Early next month a simple complex on the La Porte Freeway will host HISD’s newest charter school.

It will be called the Houston Advantage East End High School. The facility will be publically funded, privately run and will serve up to 450 students who struggle in traditional school settings.

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Houston is the 8th costliest city in the country, says Forbes

Did you think that Houston had a great cost of living too? It’s not so cheap, says Forbes. The magazine listed Houston as the 8th-most-expensive city in the US. Why? Commuting costs.

Houston not a bargain on this list
Forbes says commuting makes it the 8th-costliest U.S. city

— Houston Chronicle2

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Saying that “the city lacks a useful, extensive or reliable mass-transit system,” the magazine also concluded that, on average, 20.9 percent of Houstonians’ expenses go toward transportation.

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2 = article may expire in a few weeks.

Maná backs Obama

In case you follow which famous person endorses which politician, Mexican rock band Maná has come out in support of Barack Obama. More info at the Houston Chronicle, in Spanish.

Maná apuesta por Obama
— Houston Chronicle2

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“Él es un cambio, tiene sensibilidad, no está amarrado (…) lo siento muy limpio”, afirmó el cantante Fher Olvera esta semana en un desayuno con periodistas para presentar su último video, Arde el cielo, de su álbum homónimo.

“A México le podría beneficiar”, agrega el líder del grupo, que cuenta con una amplia base de fans en Estados Unidos y que ha vendido más de 20 millones de discos en el mundo desde 1987.

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Houston executives have something to be happy about

In view of economic slowdown, I find it interesting that Houston executive pay packages swell by over 30% (reported by the Houston Chronicle)1. “The soaring energy industry took top executives along for the ride last year, lifting pay an average 31 percent for leaders of publicly traded companies in town even as the national economy soured, according to the Chronicle’s annual survey.”

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1 = Story found on the Houston Chronicle. Article may expire in a few weeks.