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Briargrove Elementary School
This list includes Houston Independent School District
Houston Independent School District
schools that only house the elementary school level. For other schools (including K-8 schools
K-8 schools
which were previously elementary only), see List of Houston Independent School District
Houston Independent School District
schools.Contents1 Traditional elementary schools 2 Other elementary schools 3 Former schools 4 ReferencesTraditional elementary schools[edit]Louisa May Alcott Elementary School (Houston)Serves portions of South Park[1]Almeda Elementary School (Houston)Serves portions of Almeda, and City Park[2] As of 1998, 60% of the students were Hispanic and Latino. Since 1994 and as of 1998 the school used the "Success For All" reading program for its English language classes
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River Oaks Elementary School (Houston)
River Oaks Elementary School is a magnet Vanguard school for the Houston Independent School District. It is located in the River Oaks neighborhood of Houston, Texas, United States and functions as a neighborhood school for the River Oaks, Avalon Place, Oak Estates, and Royden Oaks neighborhoods in addition to being a Vanguard school.[1][2] As of 2017[update] Dr. Keri Fovargue is the principal. The school's motto is "Where discovery is elementary", shows that everything daily done at the school promotes learning (reflecting the fact that it teaches kindergarten to fifth grade). Its mascot is the roadrunner. River Oaks Elementary School has an accelerated multidisciplinary curriculum
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Downtown Houston
Downtown is the largest business district in Houston, Texas, located near the geographic center of the metropolitan area at the confluence of Interstate 10, Interstate 45, and Interstate 69. The 1.84-square-mile (4.8 km2) district, enclosed by the aforementioned highways, contains the original townsite of Houston
Houston
at the confluence of Buffalo Bayou
Buffalo Bayou
and White Oak Bayou, a point known as Allen's Landing. Downtown has been the city's preeminent commercial district since its founding in 1836. Today home to nine Fortune 500
Fortune 500
corporations, Downtown contains 50 million square feet (4,600,000 m2) of office space and is the workplace of 150,000 employees.[1] Downtown is also a major destination for entertainment and recreation
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Washington Terrace, Houston
Washington Terrace is a subdivision in the Third Ward area of Houston, Texas, United States.[1] The neighborhood opened in 1940[2] The Washington Terrace area's boundaries are roughly Alabama Street, Almeda Road, Blodgett Street, Cleburne Street, and Ennis Street. The neighborhood surrounds Texas Southern University.[3] In 2002 Katherine Feser of the Houston Chronicle reported that gentrification was coming to Washington Terrace.[4] In 2004 the Houston Press named the neighborhood as having the best neighborhood association.[3]Contents1 Education1.1 History of schools2 See also 3 References 4 External linksEducation[edit] Washington Terrace is within the Houston Independent School District.[5] The community is within Trustee District IV, represented by Paula M. Harris as of 2008.[6] Two elementary schools, Blackshear in the Third Ward and Lockhart in Riverside Terrace,[7][8] serve sections of Washington Terrace
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Sharpstown
Sharpstown
Sharpstown
is a master-planned community in the Southwest Management District (formerly Greater Sharpstown), Southwest Houston, Texas[1] It was one of the first communities to be built as a master-planned, automobile centered community and the first in Houston. Frank Sharp (1906–1993), the developer of the subdivision, made provisions not only for homes but also for schools, shopping and recreation areas. While this model has been duplicated countless times in the past fifty years, at the time it was quite revolutionary, attracting national media attention
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Shenandoah, Houston
Shenandoah is a subdivision in Houston, Texas, United States. Shenandoah, located outside the 610 Loop, inside Beltway 8, and south and east of U.S. Highway 59 (Southwest Freeway), is surrounded by a community of apartment complexes called Gulfton. Shenandoah's sections include Shenandoah Section 1, Shenandoah Section 2, Shenandoah Section 3. The Shenandoah Civic Association has control over all of these sections and also controls a portion of the neighboring Sigrid subdivision.Contents1 History 2 Education2.1 Primary and secondary schools3 References 4 External linksHistory[edit] Shenandoah, the first subdivision in the area, opened in the mid-1950s on former greenfield
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Maplewood, Houston
Maplewood is a community in Houston, Texas located outside the 610 Loop, southwest of Downtown Houston. It consists of 524 houses. They are one-story and two-story houses, as two stories is the limit allowed by the subdivision. The oldest houses were built in the early 1950s. Maplewood is located along Beechnut, Hillcroft, and Renwick.[1] The Maplewood Civic Club (MCC) is the area civic club.[1] Maplewood is in Texas's 7th congressional district [1].Contents1 History 2 Economy 3 Police service 4 Education 5 See also 6 References 7 Notes 8 External linksHistory[edit] Around 1988 Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (METRO) proposed having Beechnut Street widened. Residents of Maplewood, Meyerland, and Robindell appeared before the METRO board and protested the plans, stating that they would result in increased traffic
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Hurricane Harvey
History Meteorological historyEffects TexasOther wikis Commons: Harvey images Hurricane
Hurricane
Harvey is tied with Hurricane Katrina
Hurricane Katrina
as the costliest tropical cyclone on record, inflicting $125 billion (2017 USD) in damage, primarily from catastrophic rainfall-triggered flooding in the Houston
Houston
metropolitan area. It was the first major hurricane[nb 1] to make landfall in the United States
United States
since Wilma in 2005, ending a record 12-year span in which no hurricanes made landfall at such an intensity in the country. In a four-day period, many areas received more than 40 inches (1,000 mm) of rain as the system slowly meandered over eastern Texas
Texas
and adjacent waters, causing unprecedented flooding
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Magnolia Park, Houston
Magnolia Park is an area of the East End,[1] Houston, Texas, located near the Houston Ship Channel. One of the oldest Hispanic neighborhoods in the City of Houston, Magnolia Park was formerly incorporated as the City of Magnolia Park in eastern Harris County.[2]Contents1 History 2 Cityscape 3 Government and infrastructure 4 Media 5 Education5.1 History of education6 Gallery 7 Notable residents 8 See also 9 References 10 Notes 11 External linksHistory[edit]Magnolia Park in the 1890sIn 1890 Magnolia Park was laid out on a 1,374-acre (556 ha) site on Harrisburg Road across Brays Bayou from Harrisburg and 7 miles (11 km) downstream from Houston. The plot was owned by Thomas M. Brady, and the community was named for the 3,750 magnolias planted by developers
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Robert Browning
Robert Browning
Robert Browning
(7 May 1812 – 12 December 1889) was an English poet and playwright whose mastery of the dramatic monologue made him one of the foremost Victorian poets. His poems are known for their irony, characterization, dark humour, social commentary, historical settings, and challenging vocabulary and syntax. Browning's early career began promisingly, but was not a success
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Norhill, Houston
Norhill, Houston is an historic neighborhood in northwest-central Houston, TX (USA). It is adjacent to the more widely known Houston Heights neighborhood as well as Woodland Heights. Norhill is distinguished by its prevalence of bungalows and the green spaces known as esplanades.Contents1 History 2 Architecture 3 Greenspace 4 Historic District Designation 5 Public schools 6 Biannual Norhill Bungalow Home Tour 7 References 8 External linksHistory[edit] Developed in 1920 by William C. Hogg, Norhill is divided into Norhill, North Norhill, and East Norhill.[1] The pastureland on which the neighborhood was built was originally owned by Henry Stude who purchased the land in 1873. Following Stude’s passing in 1905, his widow and children traded the land for stock in the Stude Holding Association which voted shortly thereafter to subdivide the land. By 1920, the Association had teamed with Hogg and changed their name to Varner Realty Company
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Blanche Bruce
Blanche Kelso Bruce (March 1, 1841 – March 17, 1898) was an African-American politician who represented Mississippi as a Republican in the United States Senate from 1875 to 1881; of mixed race, he was the first elected black senator to serve a full term. Hiram R. Revels, also of Mississippi, was the first African American to serve in the U.S. Senate but did not complete a full term.Contents1 Life and politics 2 Relationship with other African Americans 3 Marriage and family 4 Honors and legacy 5 See also 6 References 7 Bibliography 8 External linksLife and politics[edit]Bruce's house at 909 M Street NW in Washington, D.C. was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1975Bruce was born into slavery in 1841 in Prince Edward County, Virginia near Farmville to Polly Bruce, an African-American woman who served as a domestic slave. His father was her master, Pettis Perkinson, a white Virginia planter
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East End, Houston
East End Houston, controlled by the Greater East End Management District (GEEMD), is a district in eastern Houston, Texas, United States, located between the eastern edge of downtown to the Port of Houston and South to Hobby Airport.[1] The district is home to Houston's early history and industry and is the site of Harrisburg, the seat of government for the Republic of Texas in 1836.[2] East End Houston consists of many different ethnic groups, including Hispanic, Asian, White, and African American
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West University Place
West University Place, often called West University or West U for short, is a city located in the U.S. state of Texas within the Houston–The Woodlands–Sugar Land metropolitan area and southwestern Harris County.[3] As of the 2010 U.S. Census, the population of the city was 14,787.[4] It is nicknamed "The Neighborhood City" and is mainly a bedroom community for upper-class families. West University Place is surrounded by the cities of Bellaire, Houston, and Southside Place
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Second Ward, Houston
Second Ward (also known as Segundo Barrio, Spanish for "second neighborhood",[1] or Segundo in short[2]) is a historical political district ward in the East End community in Houston, Texas. It was one of the four original wards of the city in the nineteenth century. The community known as the Second Ward today is roughly bounded by Buffalo Bayou to the north, Lockwood Avenue to the east, and railroad tracks to the south and west, although the City of Houston's "Super Neighborhood" program includes a section east of Lockwood.[3] The Second Ward today has mainly Mexican American residents.[4] Many Mexican-Americans moved into the area following World War II and the subsequent white flight from the area. One of Houston's first master-planned communities, Eastwood, where Howard Hughes lived as a child, is located in this ward [2]. The northern end of the community is largely industrial, leading to massive warehouse complexes along the Bayou
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Independence Heights
Independence Heights is a community in Houston, Texas, bordered by Crosstimbers to the north, Yale Street to the west, the 610 Loop to the south, and Airline Drive to the east.[1] The Super Neighborhood boundary created by the City of Houston is bordered by Tidwell to the north, Shepherd Drive to the west, the 610 Loop to the south, and Interstate 45 to the east.[citation needed] Black families started to migrate to Northern Houston known as the Independence Heights around 1908. The area was developed by Wright Land Company, and consisted of small wood frame houses, purchased by the residents. Many of the houses were built by black contractors who lived in the area. On January 25, 1915 Independence Heights, with a population of nearly 600 was incorporated, becoming the first African American municipality in Texas. George O. Burgess, a lawyer born in Milligan Texas 1876, was elected as the 1st Mayor of Independence Heights. Burgess Hall, named today located at 700 E
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