Ollie Perry and Clint Avila chat with next door neighbor Krissy Battles. Photo by Betsy Denson.

Spotlight on Inwood Forest: save green and go green

Looking for a 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 2,000 square foot house in our area in the low to mid $100,000s? That value is what is drawing people like Ollie Perry and Clint Avila to Inwood Forest, originally a 1960s country club neighborhood for oil executives that has seen its fortunes rise and fall over the years.

Mike Vance holds his two REMI Awards he won for two documentary films he produced, covering Texas history. (Photo by Jonathan Garris)

Oak Forest film producer wins two REMI awards

Oak Forest resident and Film Producer Mike Vance says he has always been a student of history. Even after working in radio and television for over 15 years, Vance said he never lost interest in the subject, particularly when it comes to Texas history. “I had gone to college and majored in government with a […]

Rachel Schwind Gardner kneels with her life-sized sculptures of wolves, featured as part of the Rewilding exhibit at Gallery M Squared in the Heights. Gardner said “Rewilding” deals with both the “ecological and psychological re-engagement with the natural world. (Photo by Kim Hogstrom)

New Heights art exhibit captures nature through wolf sculptures

Two weeks ago, Gallery M Squared on 19th St. in Houston’s Heights opened a unusual art exhibition that is a must-see for anyone who holds nature dear. Heights resident and artist Rachel Schwind Gardner launched her “Rewilding” exhibit in the gallery, which will hang until May 24, and includes many of the artist’s remarkable, life-sized […]

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The meatloaf at Zelko Bistro.

Dare I say this meatloaf is better than Mom’s …?

If you’re craving a dish that resembles something from Mom’s kitchen, Zelko Bistro is a contender that Mom would certainly approve of. One option is ZB’s meatloaf. The meatloaf is served on a bed of yukon mashed potatoes and sautéed spinach and topped with a sweet tomato compote. In 2011, the meatloaf was featured on […]

Angela Sugarek

Durham Elementary principal responds to Children at Risk ranks

Every year, Children at Risk releases their rankings of schools across Texas. This is not an event that generally means much to me, despite my position as a principal in Houston ISD, but this year has been different. This year matters to me because Children at Risk rated my school as an “F.” This is […]


If you learn Spanish, you might join the cartel

Who would have ever thunk it. Right here, on the outskirts of the Heights – known for its eats, arts and bungalows – terrorists from ISIS are opening a training center under the auspices of education. Sounds like a bad joke from a bad writer, huh? Not if you read the comments from a rather […]