September 30, 2016

The race is on: HISD magnet school application period opens today

By Charlotte Aguilar The window to apply to 119 Houston ISD magnet programs opened today (Friday, Sept. 30) and will close Dec. 9. Applications are available at, or in person at the magnet school of choice or the district’s Office of School Choice at the Hattie Mae White Education Center, 4400 W. 18th […]

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September 28, 2016

HISD’s new chief to hold ‘Listen and Learn’ meeting in Bellaire tonight

Houston ISD’s new superintendent, Richard Carranza, is bringing his “Listen and Learn Tour” to the district that encompasses Bellaire schools this evening (Wednesday, Sept. 28). District V Trustee Mike Lunceford will host a town hall-style gathering beginning at 6 p.m. at Bellaire High School, 5100 Maple St. Carranza, newly appointed by trustees after serving as […]

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September 27, 2016

New proposal pitched to rebuild Bellaire HS on Chevron property — eventually

By Charlotte Aguilar The sluggish project to rebuild Bellaire High School has new life with a proposal to reconstruct the cramped 17-acre campus two miles north on Rice Avenue, on the 28-acre Chevron property at 4800 Fournace Place. But even if a number of hurdles are cleared successfully, the process is likely to take years. […]

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September 8, 2016

The Special Olympics Caper: Your donations will ‘rescue’ Bellaire police from rooftop

Bellaire police officers’ devotion to fundraising for Special Olympics will send them to the roof of the local Dunkin Donuts Friday morning in the annual Cops on Top event. The police officers — and Chief Byron Holloway — will be “trapped” atop 5406 Bellaire Blvd. starting at 7 a.m., and they’ll come down only when […]

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September 5, 2016

Bellaire city offices, schools, banks close for Labor Day

Bellaire city employees are among those enjoying the holiday Monday honoring the American worker — with city offices closed and solid waste services suspended. (Residents can check at to see if their trash collection will be rescheduled.) One exception: The Bellaire Town Square Family Aquatics Center will be open from 11 a.m.-6 p.m., as will […]

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August 29, 2016

Town Hall tonight to offer details on $40.6 million Bellaire November bond proposal

Bellaire residents will have the chance tonight (Aug. 29) to hear the details of the three-proposition $40.6 million bond package that city leaders are proposing for the Nov. 8 general election ballot. A Town Hall meeting will be held at 6 p.m. in council chambers at City Hall, 7008 S. Rice Ave., that will include […]

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August 27, 2016

Mike Tenney’s wrap-up: High hopes but tough openers for several local HS football teams

By Mike Tenney On the first night of high school football across Southeast Texas, Mother Nature appeared to be the big winner with many games delayed or canceled due to heavy rain and lightning. But in the end, most teams got their games in, and several teams were able to kick things off on a […]

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August 26, 2016

Bellaire’s Peevy is headed for Texas A&M

Bellaire High School’s pep rally Friday for the Cardinals’ season opener against Clear Brook HS received national attention when sought-after defensive lineman Jayden Peevy put on a maroon cap and announced he was committing to play for Texas A&M in the fall of 2017. He was flanked by his parents and surrounded by family friends […]

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July 29, 2016

UPDATED: Bellaire businessman dies; teen son facing two murder counts for killing parents

UPDATE: Antonio Armstrong, 45, died Friday evening from what Houston police said were gunshot wounds inflicted overnight by his 16-year-old son. The young man had already been charged with murder in the death of his mother, Dawn, who was discovered dead in the bedroom of the family’s town home in the 5300 block of Palmetto […]

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July 27, 2016

Two vehicles, four burglars involved in daylight break-in Sunday at Bellaire home

Bellaire police are looking for four brazen burglars who teamed up using two vehicles to break into a home in the 500 block of Begonia midday Sunday. Surveillance video shows a white SUV pulling up to the home at about 12:15 p.m. and a woman going to the door. She knocked for about five minutes […]

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