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. -INKS PEN 7 DAYS A WEEK TACO HOUSE MEXICAN / AMERICAN RESTAURANT SA I HOUSTON STARTS AT 8:140 EYE ON TEXAS Lisa Krantz PRIDE OF THE EAST SIDE Near Sam Houston High School,-San Antonio “For the 2009-2010 school year, I was granted access to Sam Houston High School, the only high school in the San Antonio Independent School District that is predominantly African-American. The school was placed on the district’s closure list in 2009 after years of being rated academically unacceptable by state standards and seeing enrollment steadily decline. The school was granted a reprieve after a community uproar and given a chance to turn itself around under a new principal, Darnell White. Attendance was his biggest challenge. During the final weeks of the school year, White still struggled to get students to school, holding a sign in the mornings before school outside a popular breakfast taco spot where students often lingered.” See more of Lisa Krantz’s work at . CALL FOR ENTRIES: Seeking Texas-based documentary photography that captures the strangest state. Please send inquiries to . JULY 23, 2010 THE TEXAS OBSERVER 1 37