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Houston Rockets, BBVA Compass team up for preseason game in Alabama

August 18, 2017 by Houston Business Journal

... of Birmingham a taste of Houston Rockets and basketball," said Tad Brown, CEO of the Houston Rockets, in a statement. Brown, along with Rockets players James Harden and Nene Hilario, surprised students at Parker High School in Birmingham on Aug.

Five Birmingham Schools Rank Poorly for Graduation Rates

August 18, 2017 by Patch.com

Patch.comBIRMINGHAM, AL - Five high schools in the Birmingham city school system are among the lowest in graduation rates in the state, according to information fro the Alabama Department of Education. The state DOE's 2016 graduation data shows Wenonah, Jackson ...

NBA preseason game coming to Birmingham in 2018

August 17, 2017 by Birmingham Business Journal

Birmingham Business JournalA preseason National Basketball Association game will be held in Birmingham for the first time in more than a decade. BBVA Compass announced Thursday afternoon at Parker High School in Birmingham the Houston Rockets will play a yet-to-be-named ...

NBA returning to Birmingham for 2018 preseason contest

August 17, 2017 by Alabama NewsCenter

Alabama NewsCenterNBA returning to Birmingham for 2018 preseason contest Discussing the NBA's return to Birmingham in 2018 with the Houston Rockets and a yet-to-be-named opponent are, from left, BBVA Compass Birmingham Market CEO Andrea Smith, Birmingham ...

Houston Rockets to play 2018 preseason game in Birmingham

August 17, 2017 by Alabama's News Leader

Alabama's News LeaderHouston Rockets to play 2018 preseason game in Birmingham. by ABC 33/40. Thursday, August 17th 2017. James Harden appearing at Parker High School to announce the Houston Rockets will be playing a preseason game in Birmingham in 2018.

BBVA Compass to bring pro basketball game to Birmingham, will present Houston Rockets preseason game in '18

August 17, 2017 by Markets Insider

Markets InsiderBIRMINGHAM, Ala., Aug. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- BBVA Compass brand ambassador James Harden of the Houston Rockets landed in Birmingham Thursday to help make a surprise announcement at Parker High School: The bank will bring a preseason ...

Phoenix Suns' Eric Bledsoe holds backpack giveaway - WBRC FOX6 News

August 12, 2017 by WBRC.com

Former Parker High School basketball star and Phoenix Suns' point guard Eric Bledsoe is giving back to the Birmingham community. “I grew up here, I can't say that enough. I know what it takes and I know how hard it can be. So for me, I hope to touch ...

Lee May, 'Big Bopper from Birmingham,' dead at age 74

July 30, 2017 by AL.com

AL.com"The Big Bopper from Birmingham" is a member of the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame, the Baltimore Orioles Hall of Fame and the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame. Modeling his baseball swing after his favorite player, slugger Harmon Killebrew, May hit 354 Major ...

Alabama sees surge in students seeking financial help for more school

July 27, 2017 by AL.com

AL.comA student at Birmingham's Parker High School works with School Counselor Rhonda Fowlkes to complete his FAFSA. (Alabama Possible). A student at Birmingham's Parker High School works with School Counselor Rhonda Fowlkes to complete his FAFSA.

Parker High grad, former Congressional aide, Derrick Richardson now oversees Birmingham nonprofit

July 19, 2017 by Birmingham Times

Birmingham TimesDerrick Richardson, of Birmingham, is excited to be named inaugural executive director of The Alabama Alliance of Boys and Girls Clubs. “It's a homecoming both professionally and personally in terms of giving back the same ... “He [Hollins] gave me a ...

Luther Strange stands tall in US Senate race, shadowed by Bentley appointment

June 9, 2017 by AL.com

AL.com"Alabama high school basketball was very big back then," Strange said. "It was a really great game. Parker was an all-black school. We were an integrated school. It brought together all the cultures, county school and city school. We all got along ...

Parker High School alum takes dance skills from Birmingham to Shanghai

May 31, 2017 by Birmingham Times

Birmingham TimesWhenever he's home, professional dancer and A.H. Parker High School alum Gareith Swanigan makes sure he shares his skills with as many as possible in the Birmingham metro area. “I want to provide industry knowledge for other up-and-coming dancers in ...

From academics to athletics: Highlights from the 2016-2017 Birmingham school year

May 17, 2017 by Birmingham Times

Birmingham TimesCoach Emanuel Bell led the Wenonah Girls' High School basketball to the Class 5A state basketball title for the fourth straight year in 2017. Coach Bell is battling lung cancer. (Solomon Crenshaw Jr./For The Birmingham Times). A visit from the then ...

Birmingham City Schools' Class of 2017 secures more than $39M in scholarships

May 17, 2017 by Birmingham Times

Birmingham TimesSalutatorian Arionna Rudolph has a 3.76 GPA and $136,144 in scholarship offers; she will attend the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). Parker High School: Valedictorian Aspen Gorman has a 3.52 GPA and $141,000 in scholarship offers; she ...

UAB signees Eugene Minter, Patrick Nuss headline rosters for AHSAA summer all-star football game

May 2, 2017 by AL.com

AL.comParker's Eugene Minter catches a touchdown pass during play at the Thundering Herd 7-on-7 Challenge at Parker High School in Birmingham, Ala., Tuesday, June 28, 2016. (Dennis ... Who rules Alabama high school football – North or South? No need to ...

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