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Little Free Libraries a big boost for reading

By Kim Hogstrom kimhogstrom@aol.com In 2009, Todd Bol of Hudson, WI, built a model of a one room schoolhouse as a tribute to his mother, a school teacher. Bol then filled the little structure with children’s books, placed it on a post in his front yard, and added a sign that read: Free Books. Take […]

By Jonathan Garris jgarris@theleadernews.com The Houston Heights Fire Station will once again reopen at the start of September for event rentals following another stage of restoration focusing on the station’s grounds. According to Houston Heights Association representatives, the station received a downstairs renovation in 2012 and an upstairs renovation in 2013. Officials replaced bricks, resealed […]

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By Christina Martinez Christina@theleadernews.com A winning record is something Scarborough’s football program hasn’t accomplished yet. The team has gone 0-10 for the past four years and something new Head Coach Ajani Sanders is looking to address. With a losing streak of 0-47 and without a previous season to work off of, where do you start? […]

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By Jonathan Garris jgarris@theleadernews.com St. Pius X High School Football coach Stephen Hill said he wasn’t sure what to expect when he first met with his players ahead of the 2014-15 football season. Now with a pair of scrimmages and other practices under his belt, Hill says he can’t wait to begin the new season. […]

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By Jonathan Garris jgarris@theleadernews.com Coming off of two seasons going 10-1 and 10-2, St. Thomas High School football coach Tim Fitzpatrick knows there will be a lot of pressure on his team to continue winning in the 2014-15 season. Some of that pressure might be felt to a greater extent by 16 of the team’s […]

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By Jonathan Garris jgarris@theleadernews.com Lutheran North High School football coach Nathan Robbins is certainly aware how young his team is and how much rebuilding is ahead for him and the Lions. Nearly two-thirds of the 3A Lions football team will be comprised of freshman and sophomore students, Robbins said. While there may be a long […]

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By Christina Martinez  Christina@theleadernews.com The Reagan Bulldogs finished last season on a winning note and claimed the district champion title and bragging rights. After the 2013 season, the Reagan Bulldogs moved up in district from 4A to 6A. The Bulldogs will now face schools like Bellaire, Lamar and Westside and Coach Dixon says the team […]

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By Christina Martinez Christina@theleadernews.com “He was an inspirational leader, coach, and positive role model for kids,” Houston ISD director of athletics Marmion Dambrino said. “Coach Dailey wanted his kids to compete in the classroom as well as they did on the field. He worked hard every day developing teamwork and had a true passion for […]

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The Reader: Carr’s latest project

Shine a light on City Hall, spot on school take, and Heights author publishes novella.

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We hire private police; why not expand?

When I started thinking more about the question of who we might consider the movers and shakers of our community, I actually did a little research.

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