Jason Vaughn, who moved to Mangum Manor a year ago, checks out what the cold snap did to his front yard. He recently received yard of the month honors. Photo by Betsy Denson.

More ‘hot’ Leader neighborhoods offer affordability, proximity

In last month’s real estate section, The Leader profiled three area neighborhoods which are making a name for themselves in the real estate market – both because of their location and affordability. This month’s neighborhoods – Forest West, Mangum Manor and Germantown near Woodland Heights – are also areas sought out by buyers who feel priced out of the Heights, Garden Oaks and Oak Forest. Read on for a recap of each.

The lot at 6201 Pinemont will be sold once METRO gets permission from the Federal Transportation Administration for the sale of the land since federal funds are involved. Photo by Betsy Denson

Former Pinemont Park & Ride to be sold by METRO

When METRO permanently closed the Pinemont Park and Ride last January there was a lot of disappointment among area residents, especially in the nearby Forest West neighborhood. Now comes word that the lot at 6201 Pinemont will be sold.


Happy Thanksgiving, happy cocktails

The holiday season is upon us! What are you serving your guests this year with turkey dinner? If you haven’t thought that far ahead, don’t fret. I have you covered. This week, I spoke to Alba Huerta, owner of Julep on Washington, about a few holiday suggestions and tips.


One last invitation to our birthday party

Our brand of journalism – more local than big papers and more trustworthy than random social media posts – has survived because of people like Lee and Terry Burge, who decided this was a great place to live and work. Even more, it has survived because our readers have remained loyal to the brand that so many have worked to create.


The boom in Texas shouldn’t catch us blind

Dead deer may be the least of our problems, so let’s look at this changing situation and figure out what to do about it. We all know that Texas’ population is growing like deer – by leaps and bounds. Texas added more residents last year over the previous year than any other state.