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Business Training
12:11 pm
Fri December 7, 2012

Unique Program Helps Students With Neurological Differences

Jewelry for sale at the Monarch School's annual holiday sale.
Gail Delaughter KUHF News Houston

A group of students dealing with autism, learning disabilities, brain injuries, and other challenges are learning how to make their way in the business world.

Seventeen-year-old Kylie likes to make and sell jewelry. She's one of the students helping with the Monarch School's annual holiday sale.

The room is filled with color. There are beaded earrings and bracelets, big pots of poinsettias, along with carefully-wrapped gift baskets filled with treats. 

"You can have all kinds of themes. You have bath and body; you can have Christmas themes."

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Texas Legislature
1:29 pm
Wed November 14, 2012

Will Texting While Driving Ban Pass In Texas? How The Ban Is Working In Houston

As we head toward the next legislative session, one bill on the agenda might look very familiar. It's the texting while driving law that was passed, but then vetoed by Governor Rick Perry last session. However the law has been implemented on the local level in certain cities and with mixed results.

“I only know of about four cases that we’ve had since its implementation.”

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$1.89 Billion School Bond
11:25 am
Tue November 6, 2012

Houston Voters To Decide On Texas' Largest Bond Proposal

The $1.89 billion dollar proposal would make major improvements to a total of 38 schools in the Houston Independent School District, many that have outlived their usefulness.

"These high schools are 50+ years old, and there is not a real cheap way to get out of this because we have not updated our high schools in a long time, and they are literally crumbling."

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Music Articles
10:54 am
Fri August 4, 2006

Kashmere: A High-School Band's Staying Power

Originally published on Wed December 12, 2012 9:54 am

High school stage performances often prove to be nothing more than memories, but Kashmere High School in northeast Houston has spawned a sensation that's still drawing listeners, some 40 years later.

Conrad Johnson, the school's band master, formed the Kashmere Stage Band with some of his very best students and took them to compete at high school festivals. The band became a national phenomenon — not just at band competitions, but in the world of commercial popular music.

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Texas Matters
1:10 pm
Fri July 28, 2006

Former Astros Manager Larry Dierker Shares His Dream Team Picks

TPR's Nathan Cone with former Astros manager, Larry Dierker.

Bob Gibson or Nolan Ryan? Who would you pick for your ultimate fantasy baseball team? Texas Public Radio's Nathan Cone sat down with former Houston Astros pitcher and manager Larry Dierker, whose book, "My Team: Choosing My Dream Team From My Forty Years In Baseball" is an illuminating look at the game from an insider's point-of-view.

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