HISD Bus Frustrations Continue Harris Countys First Wage Theft Case Rare Books

first_imgThursday, September 6, 2018Frustrations over bus system continueLaura IsenseeFamilies wait in line on the first day of school at the magnet bus hub stop at Wilson PK-5 on Monday, Aug. 27, 2018. Problems have plagued the new bus system all week.The Houston Independent School District (HISD) is scrambling this week to resolve several problems with its new bus system for magnet schools, though some parents are so frustrated they’re giving up on the routes. The new system involves hub stops for some 20,000 Houston students attending magnet, or specialty, schools outside their neighborhoods. It was meant to cut down on wait and commute times.However, it has caused delays and long rides for many families. Man charged in Harvey repair wage theft caseProsecutors have filed the first ever wage theft case in Harris County against a local man who stiffed a self-employed independent contractor for $2,300, the Harris County District Attorney’s Office announced Wednesday.Sonny D. Nicholas, 62, has been charged with Theft of Service for the post-Harvey rip off of a house painter in April 2018.“This is about treating people decently and obeying the law,” Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg said in a news release. Rare books out for public viewingGail Delaughter A Spanish book of hymns from the 1500’s sits next to a letter from Sam Houston in the rare books room.These aren’t the books you’ll find on the shelf at your local library branch. To access the Houston Public Library’s rare book collection, we’re taken to an upper floor of the downtown library’s historic Julia Idelson Building.We go through a locked door to a darkened, climate-controlled room that’s referred to as “The Vault.” CDC Confirms Measles Case in HoustonThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed Wednesday a case of measles in Houston, according to the City’s Health Department.The Health Department detailed that a boy between 1 and 3 years of age contracted the illness. The boy was being treated at Texas Children’s Hospital.This is the first case of measles in Houston since 2013. The Health Department has found that, so far, no other persons who could have been exposed are at risk of having contracted the illness. Sharelast_img read more