Demolition started on the original Wheatley High School in Houston’s Fifth Ward. However, a group that’s fighting to preserve the building claims it was misled by Houston Independent School District (HISD) and now there will be no more demolition until at least Sept. 9 or when the court rules on the petition filed Tuesday morning per a handwritten agreement signed by the coalition’s lawyer and HISD’s legal counsel. HISD says a new preliminary academy will be on the site of what’s now the EO Smith Education Center and the academy will incorporate some of the original architecture.


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