Meghan Markle and Prince HarryGetty ImagesIt’s no surprise that Meghan Markle holds a certain amount of sway over Prince Harry. It was widely publicised how she got him to change his lifestyle for the better. But it seems like the Duchess of Sussex went further by helping him turn into a confident man from an angry teenager.Royal biographer Duncan Larcombe wrote in his book Prince Harry: The Inside Story: “Meeting Meghan and really getting to know her sparked a change in Harry.”On the one hand he was like a school kid in love, but on a far deeper level his relationship with Meghan was helping him to address the things that had troubled him over the years.”Anyone who knew Harry from his teenage years knew he could be angry, that he almost had a self-destruct button when he was in a bad place.” Meghan Markle apparently acts as a check for Prince Harry’s impulses and temper. And we have to say that she is doing a good job. Meghan MarkleGetty ImagesMeghan Markle and Prince Harry were married last year in a gorgeous ceremony and the Royal couple is expecting their first child any day now. The pair look remarkably in love and despite the scrutiny and criticism that seems to follow Meghan, the two are still going strong. The pair have moved to Frogmore Cottage to prepare for the arrival of the Royal baby. But reportedly, Prince Harry could end up missing the birth of his child due to his Royal responsibilities. The Prince is set to leave for the Netherlands soon, but if Meghan Markle goes into labour before that, the trip may be postponed.Meghan Markle had also announced that she will be skipping the post-baby photo on hospital steps. But there will be a formal announcement once the Royal baby is born.
Laura IsenseeHISD Trustee Sergio Lira joined other Latino school leaders at a press conference on Sept. 6, 2018, to urge Hispanic families to enroll their children in school.School board members from Aldine, Houston and Goose Creek are worried about the same thing: Early figures show a dip in enrollment, especially in predominantly Hispanic communities.In Aldine, they’re down about 500 students, according to Trustee Viola Garcia.In the Goose Creek Consolidated School District in Baytown, Trustee Agustin Loredo said that they expected a 2 percent jump in enrollment because business is booming in the surrounding petrochemical industry — but that growth hasn’t appeared. And in Houston, Trustee Sergio Lira said that some principals have seen enrollment for Hispanic students drop between 3 and 5 percent. He added it’s especially a concern in the southwest part of Houston. To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: “It’s the fear factor because of the anti-immigrant, zero-tolerance policies that are very prevalent in our country right now,” Lira said.Other factors, Lira said, could involve families displaced by Harvey and more transfers to charter schools. Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo raised similar concerns last week and urged families that schools are safe.“We just implore the families to come back,” said Garcia, who’s served on the Aldine school board since 1992. UPDATE:The Houston Independent School District said that preliminary numbers this week show a decrease of less than 2 percent in student enrollment compared to enrollment at the end of last school year. What’s more, HISD reports that decrease is shown across several ethnic groups. Administrators plan to have a “Grad Walk” later in September to encourage students who haven’t returned to school to come back to class. X 00:00 /00:50 Listen Share