This Week's Headlines

Clear Creek ISD celebrates 70th anniversary

Early voting continues through Dec. 7

Woman’s body found near Edgebrook

Boykins holds holiday celebration

Arrest made in Dobie booster club theft

Leader Christmas program begins

Weber evacuated due to gas leak

City responds to construction

Driver killed in Beltway 8 crash

Leader shares holiday photos entered for Facebook contest

Sen. Paul Bettencourt holds property tax hearing

State candidates answers Leader questions before election

Clear Creek ISD pays tribute for military service

CCISD approves rebuild project

Stuchbery names rolls

ACA deadline Dec. 15

Burnett Elementary announces first nine-weeks awards

UHCL holds commencement ceremonies at NRG Arena

Date set for annual golf tournament

Annie Moses Band’s Christmas concert tour comes to UHCL Bayou Theater

Dobie’s Mercado chooses Angelina baseball

Brook’s Routsas lands honors at UTSA

San Jac baseball’s Koehler earns ABCA honor

PISD intermediate hoops hits holiday stretch

JFD legend Cobb enters CF Hall of Fame

Dobie’s Cole among UMHB football honorees

Martinez an MMA title belt holder

Brook, Dobie athletes score academic honors, more

District hoops: Summer Creek nips JFD girls

SBHLL, SBGSA registering online


Clear Creek ISD celebrates 70th anniversary

As the Clear Creek Independent School District marks its 70th anniversary throughout this school year, there is a rich history of tradition and excellence to be celebrated.

The district was initially named the Clear Creek Consolidated Independent School District. Board members voted to change the name to the Clear Creek Independent School District on Jan. 11, 1965.

From initial consolidation in 1948 to the founding of the Johnson Space Center in 1961, and surpassing 40,000 students in 2014, the CCISD family has grown by leaps and boundaries throughout its history.

In 1948, the Kemah Independent School District, the Webster Independent School District, the Seabrook Independent School District and the League City Independent School District joined together to better serve the educational needs of 1,000 students.

Back then, there were 119 employees, five schools and nine school buses.
In 2018, Clear Creek ISD is leading the way with 5,191 staff members, a fleet of 400 buses and 42,082 students from the 13 cities of Bacliff, Clear Lake Shores, El Lago, Friendswood, Kemah, League City, Houston, Nassau Bay, Pasadena, Pearland, Seabrook, Taylor Lake Village and Webster.

The stories and history of CCISD lie within the memories of residents and stakeholders of these 13 cities.

Three longtime residents, educators and legends of CCISD recently shared their recollections of the district’s history to share with others. To listen to the abbreviated conversation with former CCISD teacher, principal and board member, Ralph Parr; former CCISD educator, Sylvia Barker Streater; and former CCISD educator, Gaylynne Robinson Wenzel, visit
District seeks photos, stories

Parents and great grandparents, former teachers and bus drivers, mayors and community members – all are invited to share unique memories and perspectives on the history and growth of the Clear Creek Independent School District.

Written stories, photos and photo essays may be featured in one of CCISD newsletters, social media sites or the district’s 70th anniversary web-page at
• Send photos and memories from years past to
• Share photos and memories via social media channels using the hashtag #CCISDCelebrates70 in the post.

Early voting continues through Dec. 7

Early voting is currently underway for the Dec. 11 special election to fill the state Senate District 6 seat being vacated by Sylvia Garcia.

Garcia is stepping down from the position after winning her congressional bid last month to replace outgoing U.S. Rep. Gene Green, who recently resigned after serving for more than two decades in Congress.

Vying to replace her are state Rep. Carol Alvarado, state Rep. Ana Hernandez, Martha Elena Fierro and Mia Mundy. Fierro is the lone Republican candidate in the heavily Democratic district.

Senate District 6 encompasses most parts of the South Belt community that are located within the city limits, rather than unincorporated parts of the county.
Should either Alvarado or Hernandez win the race, a second special election will need to be held to fill their vacancy in the House.

The closest early voting location for South Belt residents is the Harris County annex at 10851 Scarsdale at Beamer.

Early voting will continue through Friday, Dec. 7. Voting hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

For more information or to see if one lives in the district, visit

Woman’s body found near Edgebrook

Houston police are investigating the death of a woman found in the 10300 block of Ney, near Edgebrook and the Gulf Freeway, around 1 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4.

The identity of the victim, believed to be in her 20s, is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.

According to police, a passerby found the victim unresponsive lying in the street at the aforementioned address. The victim had sustained an apparent gunshot wound.

Paramedics pronounced her dead at the scene.

At press time, it was unclear if the victim was killed at the location or if she had been dumped there, as investigators reportedly found no shell casings at the scene.

Anyone with information on this case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers of Houston at 713-222-TIPS (8477).


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