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State Shuts Down Lone Star College Police Training Academy — Houston Chronicle
Beleaguered policy academy fails to meet state standards the second time in four years.

Meet Big Give Houston — Houston Business Journal
Op-Ed: How 24-online fundraiser gamifies fundraising and simplifies the process for donors

Houston Rockets Ownership Should Reflect Houston — Houston Chronicle
24 years, two championships and countless thrilling moments later, the Houston Rockets franchise on the cusp of something big.

Free tuition? Programs should Focus on Students who Started and had to Stop — The Washington Post
These days, the argument goes, the promise of higher education is not what it used to be.

Houston-based Fiesta Mart Names ex-Target Executive — Houston Business Journal
Former senior VP at Target, Sid Keswani, is CEO of Fiesta.

Key to the Future – Houston Chronicle
The federal government once supported a majority of the basic research carried out in the United States, but not anymore.

Texas State Budget Tricks are Great—Until You Total Them Up — Texas Tribune
Our Texas Legislature dug itself a $7.9 billion hole during the regular session—and could deepen it before lawmakers leave town next week. 

The Average Student Loan debt at Houston colleges and universities — Houston Business Journal
The Lone Star State’s average student loan debt per borrower dropped 2.2 percent to $26,236 in 2016.

Save HISD — Houston Chronicle
Mayor Turner is the only person who can rally Houston behind our failing schools.

UHD Alumnus appointed “Caretaker” HISD Trustee — Houston Chronicle
Jose Leal (B.S., Computer Information Systems, 1986) appointed to temporarily fill vacant District III seat.

Texas A&M Cancels White Nationalist Rally — Texas Tribune
The school said in a statement it was concerned about student safety and pointed to Charlottesville as the type of event they were hoping to avoid.