Opinion: History a hard sell in Houston

By Anne Sloan For the Leader  Our wonderful “Super” city prides itself on progress not preservation. In 1949 Houston Chamber of Commerce president, W.S. Bellows spoke of our destiny to “surge ahead among the major cities of the world.” He demanded “forward thinking” and leadership that would not concern itself with “thinking about the past.” […]


Practical healing for common athletic injuries: What you can do at home

For The Leader Regardless of their skill level and experience, athletes injure themselves. As a sports medicine specialist affiliated with Memorial Hermann Northwest Hospital, Raj Shani, M.D., sees a variety of injuries in athletes from almost every sport. “The four most common injuries I see in my practice are ankle sprains, hamstring strains, muscle cramps […]


Art a la Carte: Entrepeneur opens new gallery for ‘fire-born arts’

Two of my favorite things about the Heights area are the seemingly endless treasures and the fiercely independent entrepreneurs that thrive here. Ruth Brenton founded Incendium Gallery, which represents the fire-born arts; that would be jewelry, metal and enameling. Incendium showcases some of the best in these mediums from Houston based artists. Incendium Gallery itself […]


Business Spotlight: LA Crawfish

Foodies looking for an eclectic mix of east-meets-west flavors might find all they want and more at the recently opened LA Crawfish on West 43rd Street. The chain opened its newest location at 6439 West 43rd Street, inside suite 290, about seven weeks ago and owner John Thai said more and more customers are coming […]