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  • Two Alief ISD Schools Nominated for National Blue Ribbon Recognition

    Two Alief ISD schools are among 26 public schools in the entire state of Texas to be nominated for national Blue Ribbon Schools recognition. Alief Early College High School and Kerr High School were recently notified that they have been nominated for national Blue Ribbon recognition. It is very rare for a district to have multiple campuses nominated.


    Alief Early College High School and Kerr High School were selected as exemplary high performing schools as measured by state assessments or nationally normed tests.According to the Texas Education Agency (TEA), each of the nominated schools has an economically disadvantaged population of 20 percent or greater. Alief Early College High School has an economically disadvantaged rate of 77.3 percent while Kerr High School has an economically disadvantaged rate of 60.4 percent. Both are much higher than other schools that have been nominated.


    Jan 15, 2016 | View Post

  • Representative Hubert Vo Announces $1.6M Grant for Hike and Bike Trails

    Representative Hubert Vo Announces $1.6M Grant for Hike and Bike Trails

    (Houston) State Representative Hubert Vo is pleased to announce that The Texas Transportation Commission has approved $1.6 million in funding for hike and bike trails which will built in the International Management District.

    Representative Vo, who authored legislation which created the District in 2007 states:

    “…I am very happy that we’re finally able to bring additional resources into the area. These improvements will help to enhance the overall quality of life in Alief and will benefit both residents and business owners. This is exactly why I began working with local business leaders in 1999 and later fought in the legislature to form the International District. This hike and bike trail will be a wonderful compliment to the many other improvements already planned by the District”.

    Aug 03, 2010 | View Post

  • “A KINDNESS THAT TAUGHT ME HOW GREAT AMERICA CAN BE”

    “A KINDNESS THAT TAUGHT ME HOW GREAT AMERICA CAN BE”

    “After the fall of South Vietnam, my family fled the country by boat.  After ten long days at sea, the U.S. Navy took us to the Philippines, and after a few months, we arrived in Lubbock, Texas.  We had little more than the shirts on our backs and did not speak a word of English.  But the First United Methodist Church sponsored our family.  They took us in as if we were their own, and their kindness taught us how great American society can be.”

    May 15, 2009 | View Post