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Heights resident is a real Houston Astro

Heights resident is a real Houston Astro

By Michael Sudhalter michael@theleadernews.com Bill Pellerin didn’t know that one day a quarter-century ago would spark a lifelong interest in Astronomy. “I remember it quite vividly,” Pellerin said. “I made a habit of going to the bookstore once a week. I decided I wanted to buy an astronomy book – a beginner’s guide to finding […]

Best Backyard contest winners announced

More than 7,000 votes were cast in the inaugural Best Backyard Contest to select two of the best backyards in The Leader area.

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Waltrip hits the weight room for upcoming season

Waltrip High football coach Todd Wright is preparing his time – and the rest of the school’s athletes – for the upcoming athletic season.

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Pinemont Park resident helps shape HISD policy

By Michael Sudhalter michael@theleadernews.com When Pinemont Park resident Helen Spencer was growing up, she wanted to be a teacher. During her years at Texas A&M, her talent in communications became apparent and she began a successful journalism career. Now, she’s proud to say that she’s combined her two lifelong interests – education and communications – […]

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Heights resident learns cooking from Houston chef

By Michael Sudhalter michael@theleadernews.com Heights resident Vaidehi “Vay” Pena is a lifelong vegetarian. But she’s also the pregnant mother of a soon-to-be daughter that she knows will someday enjoy all types of food, including those with meat. She also wants to be able to cook for her husband, who’s not a vegetarian. Pena recently decided […]

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Heights poultry plant owner bails

The man who bought an unsightly poultry plant in the middle of the Heights says he is so fed up with the bureaucracy of trying to build nice homes that he has all but thrown in the towel on the project.

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Review: Gelazzi does Gelato good

A scoop of ice cream in a waffle cone or even in a cup is best consumed on a walk down a sidewalk. And foot traffic is the lifeblood of a vibrant area.

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Milwee will succeed Burge as Greater Heights Chamber President

The Greater Heights Area Chamber of Commerce (GHACC) Board of Directors unanimously voted to name Jacob Millwee the organization’s next President. He will succeed Terry Burge, the longtime Leader publisher, who is stepping down at the end of August to become vice-president of Mueller Environmental Designs, a Houston-based manufacturer of natural gas production equipment.

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Reader: NAM’s reaction to violence in Spring

Readers comment on the violence in Spring, graffiti in Oak Forest and filtering the news.

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Urban winery finds a spot on T.C. Jester

Solaro Estate Winery, which recently opened at 330 T.C. Jester Blvd. (just south of I-10), hopes to put Texas Wines on the map.

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