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KHOU: Man injured during home invasion on Thursday

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 […]

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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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 […]

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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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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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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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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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