October 15, 2016

Mike Tenney’s Friday Night report: Episcopal juggernaut rolls over St. John’s

By Mike Tenney Episcopal took another step toward an undefeated season Friday night, upending archrival St. John’s 52-10 at Skip Lee Field to highlight another evening of local football. Episcopal 52, St. John’s 10 For the first time this year, the Knights, who are now 8-0 this autumn, were actually tied 7-7 with an opponent, […]

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October 13, 2016

Surprise announcement: HISD Trustee Mike Lunceford is resigning

By Charlotte Aguilar Mike Lunceford — who has represented Bellaire on the Houston ISD Board of Education for seven years — made a surprise announcement at Thursday night’s board meeting that he is resigning, effective immediately. (UPDATE: Lunceford clarified on Friday that his resignation would take effect “at the end of the year.”) He had […]

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October 12, 2016

End of the road? HISD trustee won’t support locating Bellaire HS on Chevron property

By Charlotte Aguilar The complicated proposal to relocate cramped Bellaire High School to the 28-acre Chevron property on Fournace Place appears to have reached a dead-end. District V Trustee Mike Lunceford, who represents the area, told InstantNews Wednesday night that he will not support purchasing the property. “It is too expensive, and I feel that […]

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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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