Betty Lou Heacker with her “inventory” at Wabash Feed and Garden. (Contributed Photo)

Wabash to move, not “move on”

Since 1987, Betty Lou Heacker and her crew at Wabash Feed and Garden have been taking care of business at 5701 Washington Ave. in the Heights. That is why many in the community were alarmed last week when Wabash’s land appeared on a commercial real estate listing site. The business, which offers all sorts of […]

Students from across the Leader-area took home scholarships at the Greater Heights Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Education Luncheon. (Contributed Photo)

Greater Heights Chamber of Commerce hosts annual Education Luncheon

Representatives from local business and schools gathered May 18 to pay tribute to this year’s recipients of the Greater Heights Area Chamber of Commerce’s scholarships as part of the group’s Annual Education Luncheon. Recipients of this year’s Community Fund Scholarships included students from Davis High School, KIPP, Reagan High School, St. Pius X High School, […]

While the fried fish is tasty, there are grilled and steamed options too. Photo by Betsy Denson.

Connie’s Seafood stands the test of time

While a lot of good, new restaurants are moving into the area, there are also plenty of eateries that have survived the test of time. Connie’s Seafood at 2525 Airline Drive is one such oldie but goodie that has not only maintained a loyal following but also spawned three other sister restaurants around Houston.

Photo by Christina Martinez 
Pho Binh will open at 2916 White Oak Dr.

New openings in the Washington corridor

Drink. Eat. Socialize. That’s the slogan for the newly opened and newly renovated Lincoln Bar + Kitchen in the Washington corridor, located at 5110 Washington Ave., 77007. The Washington Heights eatery hosts a long libations menu and even has something for your designated driver. The eats menu has alluring appetizer options and entrée choices like […]


The Leader will make local searching easy

Over the next couple of weeks, you’re going to see a new marketing program for a website called, and I thought I’d do the honor of telling you a little about it.


Certain emails too good to pass up

MY COMPUTER – Today there is new email, rather than the usual dunning notices from MassiveCharge, the IRS and/or my payday loan shark.