Officials at a Houston area school district hired an elementary school teacher they knew was under investigation for allegedly abusing a student at a previous post, ABC 13 reported Thursday. In spring this year, Melody LaPointe, 47, was offered a job at Goose Creek CISD's Bonnie B. Hopper Primary School in Highlands, Texas, located about 30 minutes east of Houston. LaPointe started at the school in August but was placed on administrative leave earlier this month, when Liberty County Constables arrested her at the school as classes were letting out for the day on Nov. 16. According to ABC 13 , Hopper Primary parents received an email from the district the following day stating "the cause for arrest…is not affiliated with Goose Creek CISD in any way," and that the teacher had been "placed on administrative leave with pay, pending the outcome of an investigation." LaPointe and two former instructional assistants who worked with her are now facing charges for four counts of … [Read more...] about Houston-area school district knowingly hired teacher accused of abusing student
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This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 9 CHATHAM, Va. - The land came first, 5,557 acres of forest purchased two years after the Revolutionary War by a Virginia slaveholder and future congressman. The mansion came next - a symbol of fortune and power built by enslaved workers, who spent seven years assembling the stately home brick by brick until it was finally finished in 1825. "It's been occupied by a Walter Coles and his wife ever since then," says the latest Walter Coles - the fifth of that name - as he sits in the same parlor his father, grandfather, great-grandfather and great-great-grandfather all sat in before him, recounting the history of Coles Hill as his predecessors look down from portraits on all four walls. Coles, 84, is one of countless Americans who still benefit from the wealth accumulated by America's 18th- and 19th-century slaveholders. And his … [Read more...] about Their wealth was built on slavery. Now a new fortune lies underground.
The Houston Rockets ' hopes of making a leap toward playoff contention look slimmer by the week as we roll through the 2022-23 season. Head coach Stephen Silas' squad dropped their 16th game of the season on Wednesday, a listless 120-100 affair in which Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokić nearly put up a triple-double in 28 minutes. The Rockets were among the NBA's best teams less than a half decade ago. Reaching those heights again now feels like a distant fantasy. So, what are the biggest problems facing the Rockets—and what hope can we have for the franchise's future? Let's address the situation in our latest mailbag. When will we no longer be the worst team in the NBA? – Phillip Mueller The 2022-23 Rockets aren’t presently the single worst team in the NBA, with that honor going to Eastern Conference also-rans in Detroit and Orlando. But the spirit of Phillip's question remains fair. Houston should be favored to finish with the West’s worst record , and even passing … [Read more...] about Houston Rockets mailbag: What is the path back to contention?
Listen to this article General Motors is progressing rapidly with its autonomous taxi services in the United States. This summer, the automaker received the green light to begin actual operation on the streets of San Francisco and it seems that this is just the beginning. Cruise, GM’s robotaxi division, has ambitious plans to launch its services in a growing list of other cities and markets next year. Reuters recently had a talk with Cruise’s Chief Operating Officer Gil West who told the publication the expansion will start with Austin and Phoenix, which will be added to San Francisco very soon. "You'll likely see us expand the number of markets in a large number next year,” West added, without giving more details about which cities will follow after Austin and Phoenix. The ultimate plan for the company, however, is to accelerate the application of its self-driving technology to more and more cities using a "repeatable playbook" developed in the first three cities where the … [Read more...] about GM’s Robotaxi Division To Enter “Large Number Of Markets” In 2023
Listen to this article In a meeting with all 17 employees at the company’s headquarters in Munich on Wednesday, Berger announced that ITR will not organise the 2023 DTM season, with talks being held for an orderly dissolution of the business. This does not mean the DTM is coming to a close, and Berger remains in discussions with ADAC to bring the championship under its umbrella. “The discussions with the ADAC are very constructive, but there is still no final decision," former Formula 1 driver Berger said in a statement. "But since we have corporate responsibility, we have to clarify things now. We have decided that the ITR will no longer advertise the DTM 2023." "Against the background of the given framework conditions and in view of the numerous challenges, the economic risk for the next year is too great. "Personally, I very much regret that, because the entire team worked very hard for the success of the DTM. But even without the ITR, there can be a future for the … [Read more...] about Berger dissolves ITR as DTM-ADAC talks continue for 2023
Listen to this article Morgan has spent 11 seasons in the BTCC, 10 of them with his family’s Ciceley Motorsport operation, which announced its pull-out from the series on Monday in order to focus on historic racing. But, as predicted by Motorsport.com on Monday , Morgan is to race as part of an expanded four-car line-up at WSR. The Sunbury team supplied Ciceley with two newly built BMW 3 Series machines prior to the 2021 season, and these will return to WSR, which has also acquired one of Ciceley’s TBL entrants’ licences in order to increase its squad to four. “We’re just going to run one of them,” WSR boss Dick Bennetts told Motorsport.com about the Ciceley BMWs. “We’re gearing up to go from three to four cars, but we won’t be gearing up to go to five. “No doubt the phone will start ringing tonight or tomorrow once people know we’ve got them.” And Bennetts also quipped: “I’ve asked Motorbase if they’re interested, because they want a rear-wheel-drive car for … [Read more...] about Morgan joins BMW squad WSR for 2023 BTCC season
Missing the Italian Grand Prix after falling ill with appendicitis and the complications that followed, Alex Albon reckons he need F1’s winter break to regain full fitness. Albon was forced to sit out the Monza race after being hospitalised with appendicitis but, while the surgery was successful, he suffered complications that resulted in respiratory failure . He returned to the grid two weeks later for the Singapore Grand Prix where he told the media he was “coping better than expected”. But with one race after another, six races in seven weeks, his body was never given the time to fully recuperate from the ordeal nor able to regain full fitness. “I would say [I need the] winter to get to 100 percent,” he told Motorsport.com. “We didn’t have the time to train to really get back that fitness, so yes. “But realistically speaking, Singapore was tough, Japan was 75 percent, and after Japan, I felt pretty good.” He finished his first season with Williams unable to add to … [Read more...] about Alex Albon pinpoints the ‘main points opportunity’ that he missed out on in 2022
Helmut Marko says fans have “no need to worry” about Red Bull leaving Formula 1 following the passing of Dietrich Mateschitz as there are still “more races and titles” for them to win. As Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez prepared for qualifying at the United States Grand Prix, news of Mateschitz’s passing was announced. Verstappen went onto win the grand prix with Perez’s P4 sealing Red Bull’s first Constructors’ Championship title since 2013. It came just one race after the Dutchman had successfully defended the World title. A few weeks later the Red Bull organisation announced the appointment of Oliver Mintzlaff from Bundesliga soccer club RB Leipzig to head up their sports and media division. Marko says the Formula 1 team will continue as is. “Our success speaks for itself,” said the 79-year-old in an interview with Sport Bild magazine. “There is no need to worry that Red Bull will disappear from Formula 1 in the near future. “We are far from finished with our mission. … [Read more...] about Helmut Marko: Fans have ‘no need to worry’ about Red Bull leaving F1
The murky Gulf Coast doesn't exactly conjure images of the Mediterranean, but being the foodie city that it is, Houston sure puts its footprint on the region's staple fare. Greek-style chargrilled octopus? Houston has it. Street eats from lamb gyro and falafel to za'atar spiced flatbreads? Houston has it. Impossibly smooth, oh-so dreamy hummus? Houston has that, too. The Bayou City's finest Mediterranean restaurants have it all. If you're ready to delight your taste buds, here's where to find the best Mediterranean food in Houston. Al Quick Stop Don't be fooled by its no-frills exterior. This neighborhood bodega has been a Montrose staple for more than 30 years, adding a second outpost in the Heights last year. Work your way through its stable of Mediterranean street eats: shawarma and pickles wrapped in warm pita with a slather of zippy garlic sauce; beef and lamb gyro in bowls, wraps or piled high on top of fries with a drizzle of hot sauce and tzatziki; and a silky … [Read more...] about Where to get your Mediterranean food fix in Houston