HOUSTON (KTRK) --Segment 1 - Part 1 of an interview with HISD's new superintendent, Richard Carranza. Carranza outlines his vision for the district and why the November 8th recapture election is so important to HISD. That is when voters will decide whether to authorize the district to make a $162 million payment to the state of Texas to help poorer school districts.
Segment 2 - Part 2 of the "Viva Houston" interview with new HISD superintendent, Richard Carranza. Carranza discusses HISD's school choice options and efforts to boost the number of Hispanics in the district's magnet program. He also talks about HISD's new partnership with the City of Houston that will give students 24/7 access to Houston Public Library materials online.
Segment 3 - Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector, Mike Sullivan, discusses efforts to get more Harris County residents registered to vote before the October 11th deadline. Sullivan says currently about 2.2 million Harris County citizens are currently registered for the November election. He also outlines outreach efforts with community organizations to get more citizens signed up to vote. For more information visit: www.hctax.net/voter/registration
Segment 4 - A preview of the 5th annual East End Street Fest. The October 15th event features Latino culture, music and food along the Navigation Boulevard esplanade. This year's festival will also feature new educational elements aimed at young people, like video and audio production. Guests are the East End Street Fest's Lupe Olivarez and Sergio Selvera. For more information, visit: www.eastendstreetfest.com