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Homing in on Streetscape Changes

Homing in on Streetscape Changes

By Cynthia Lescalleet For The Leader News Crazy. Smokin’ hot. Frenzied. That’s how real estate experts describe the current housing market in many Leader News neighborhoods. Prospective buyers might add “frustrating” or “wrenching” to that lexicon; so many listings quickly snag an offer — make that several offers, particularly on properties located on prime blocks. […]

Visions: The restaurants keep coming, but will all of them make it?

You don’t have to be a whiz with a crystal ball to see more restaurants coming to The Leader area. But just in case you need more proof, three area restaurateurs share their thoughts about what is – and what should be – coming down the pike.

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Visions: It does take a village for HISD schools

It is the families with young children who are changing the face of many Leader neighborhoods.

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As area grows, so does interest in private schools

By Michael Sudhalter michael@theleadernews.com Last year, St. Pius X received between 350 and 400 applications for a class of 180. While some of those students applied to many schools throughout Houston, it signified that SPX, approaching its 60th anniversary, is in high demand. That appears to be the trend throughout the area. Most private schools […]

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Holland makes a big impact in Shepherd Forest

By Julia Pena For The Leader Many in The Leader area have heard of Delina Holland, especially because she has lived in the community her entire life, and is a fourth generation resident. There is a shorter list of things she has done for Shepherd Forest and the surrounding area than what she has not […]

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Transportation, diversity to define the future of our neighborhoods

By Michael Sudhalter michael@theleadernews.com Driving in Houston traffic jams has become such an annoyance that people are gradually moving from the suburbs to neighborhoods like the Heights, Oak Forest and Garden Oaks. The economy and crime were once among the top concerns of Houstonians, but transportation has come to surpass both in recent years, said […]

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Dr. Enloe’s determined to strengthen Waltrip High

By Michael Sudhalter michael@theleadernews.com Oak Forest native and Candlelight Forest resident Dr. Jon Enloe is an impressive man who’s done a lot of very interesting things in his 70 years on Earth. It would be fascinating to hear him talk about all of the places he’s performed as a vocalist, or how as a research […]

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KHOU: Man injured during home invasion on Thursday

Houston police are searching for three attackers who shot a man in the head during a home invasion Thursday morning, according to our news partner, KHOU Channel 11. It happened along West 34th St. and Helberg just after 8 a.m. Police said the gunmen entered an apartment, told the two men inside to get on […]

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Harris County Precinct One Constable Alan Rosen believes the growth of the Heights, Garden Oaks and Oak Forest areas, along with improvements in technology, are good developments for law enforcement agencies and the communities they serve.

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Parks Department awarded recycling bins at two Leader area locations

The Houston Parks and Recreation Department (H.P.A.R.D.) will receive 24 recycle bins designed specifically for placement in city parks. H.P.A.R.D. was one of 26 local and county governments in 19 states to receive durable, permanent recycling bins as part of the Dr. Pepper Snapple Group /Keep America Beautiful Park Recycling Bin Grant program. The bins […]

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