ROUNDUP: South Houston education news

Although high school proms have been postponed, Katy ISD graduations are still set for May. (Courtesy Pexels)
Although high school proms have been postponed, Katy ISD graduations are still set for May. (Courtesy Pexels)

Although high school proms have been postponed, Katy ISD graduations are still set for May. (Courtesy Pexels)

Read the latest education news in South Houston in the wake of the coronavirus.

Katy ISD announces proms postponed to June, May graduation ceremonies on schedule

High School proms at Katy ISD have been rescheduled for June 10-18 due to the coronavirus pandemic, according an April 8 update from the district.

UPDATE: Clear Creek ISD leaders discuss spring 2020 pass-fail grading system via livestream

During an April 8 livestream event, Clear Creek ISD leaders answered questions from parents and provided more details on the grading policy changes. The revisions are student-centered and learning-focused, officials said during the livestream.



Houston ISD expected to finalize new grading policy in coming days

Like every other district in the state, Houston ISD has been navigating how to adapt its grading practices after shifting the entire district to at-home learning, and officials said the district is close to finalizing a policy.

GALLERY: Katy ISD serves more than 250K free meals to children over 3 weeks

Katy ISD has served about 259,685 free meals to children between March 16-April 3, according to data from the district.

Fort Bend ISD hosts parent training sessions as teacher-facilitated instruction gets underway

Jen Para, Colleen Ferguson, Claire Shoop and Matt Dulin contributed to this report.


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Clear Creek ISD trustees favor redistricting around high school boundaries

As the results of recent redistricting in Texas spur county- and national-level lawsuits, Clear Creek ISD trustees gave feedback to district leaders about how boundary lines will be redrawn ahead of the May board election.

The Gringo's location in Katy is pictured. A new Conroe location is planned for late 2022. (Courtesy NewQuest Properties)
CI TEXAS ROUNDUP: Gringo's restaurant confirmed for Conroe Waterfront Center; Austin’s longest-standing H-E-B to be rebuilt and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas in Texas as of Dec. 7.

US Attorney General Merrick Garland and US Associate Attorney General Vanita Gupta announced the lawsuit against Texas on Dec. 6. (Screenshot courtesy of Department of Justice)
U.S. Dept. of Justice lawsuit alleges Texas' redistricting maps discriminate against voters of color

The suit alleges that the Texas Legislature redrew the maps to reduce voters of colors' influence on elections.

The CTs Cluck Cluck combo comes with three chicken strips, waffle fries, a sauce choice and toast. (Courtesy CTs)
CTs opens its business in Friendswood

CTs, a restaurant specializing in fried chicken dishes, opened its doors in Friendswood.

The 6.5-mile project will be an important connection for the pedestrian, bicycle and transit networks, according to city officials. (Courtesy Austin Public Works)
CI TEXAS ROUNDUP: City of Austin begins design of urban trail on abandoned rail corridor; 12 things to do in and around New Braunfels this holiday season and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas in Texas as of Dec. 6.

The El Camino Real H-E-B will close soon, but is open as of Dec. 6. (Jake Magee/Community Impact Newspaper)
Clear Lake H-E-B to open just ahead of New Year's Eve

The location is less than three miles from the Clear Lake location at 16811 El Camino Real, Houston; the El Camino Real store will close soon, but is open as of Dec. 6.

Consuelo Mendez Middle School has consistently received poor ratings from the Texas Education Agency. (Community Impact Newspaper)
CI TEXAS ROUNDUP: State could take over AISD school board if poorly-rated campus does not improve; new furniture store to open in McKinney and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas in Texas as of Dec. 3.

Julia De Leon, a Harris County Precinct 3 resident and essential worker, spoke Nov. 30 at commissioners court in favor of establishing the Harris County Essential Workers Board. (Emily Lincke/Community Impact Newspaper)
Harris County creates board for essential workers during ongoing pandemic

Local essential workers will now be given a voice to improve working conditions during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic after the Harris County Essential Workers Board was established during the Harris County Commissioners Court session Nov. 30.

Although it is still to be determined how much funding trickles down to Houston from the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, signed into law by President Joe Biden Nov. 15, city officials are looking to be prepared for when new competitive grant programs open up and start taking applications. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Here is what the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act could mean for Houston

Although it is still to be determined how much funding trickles down to Houston from the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, signed into law by President Joe Biden Nov. 15, city officials are looking to be prepared for when new competitive grant programs open up and start taking applications.

Jaguar of Clear Lake opened in late October at the same location as Land Rover of Clear Lake. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Jaguar of Clear Lake now open along I-45 South

Jaguar of Clear Lake opened in late October at the same location as Land Rover of Clear Lake.

The work done by Clear Lake aerospace company Intuitive Machines will be instrumental in cementing Houston's position as "the leader in the space race to the moon and beyond,” Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said at a groundbreaking event Dec. 2. (Colleen Ferguson/Community Impact Newspaper)
'The leader in the space race': Intuitive Machines breaks ground on new lunar production, operations center

The company will become the first-ever private company to travel to the moon—cementing Houston as a powerful player in the rapidly expanding aerospace industry, according to local elected officials and space industry experts.