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Memorial Hermann Northwest Hospital’s Expanded Emergency Center Opens

Memorial Hermann Northwest Hospital’s Expanded Emergency Center Opens

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In the 10 years he’s served as medical director of the Memorial Hermann Northwest Hospital Emergency Center, Harparminder Chadha, M.D., FRCS, FACEP, has watched the Greater Heights area expand and flourish as new families moved into its neighborhoods, and new businesses and restaurants opened to meet their needs

Want to de-stress? Consider a Heights’ Tai Chi class
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There’s a new Tai Chi class on Wednesdays at Proctor Plaza Center, 803 W. Temple.

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Ibn Sina Foundation set to open medical clinic on North Shepherd
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When Dr. Aijaz Ali Khowaja co-founded the Ibn Sina Foundation’s first medical clinic 13 years ago in southwest Houston, it was only open four hours per week.

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Heights native remembers his days as a Junction Boy
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During the drought-influenced summer of 1954, a young Texas A&M football coach named Paul “Bear” Bryant wasn’t Heights native Bob Easley’s favorite person in the world.
Bryant, who was 40 years old that summer, was still seven years away from the first of his six national championships.

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MANNA volunteer celebrates her 94th birthday
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The Leader area is full of neighbors making a difference on a daily basis, quietly working each day behind the scenes to make the world a better place.
And longtime Oak Forest resident Val Smith is one of them.

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Black MS, Oak Forest ES put on lockdown earlier this afternoon
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Parents at Black Middle School and Oak Forest Elementary School received a voicemail on Friday afternoon, notifying them that the school was temporarily put on lockdown at 4:30 p.m. No one was harmed and the lockdown was lifted. School had been dismissed by that point, but there are still after school programs that go until [...]

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Northwest Mobility study emphasizes W. 43rd St.
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By Michael Sudhalter michael@theleadernews.com West 43rd St. was among the most prominent corridors discussed during the City of Houston’s Northwest Mobility Study meeting on April 2 at the Candlelight Community Center. The city’s Planning & Development Department began the Northwest study last year and released most of its findings last week. They’ll take public comments [...]

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Mayor Pro Tem Gonzalez suspends himself for five days
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Houston City Council member/Mayor Pro Tem Ed Gonzalez, who represents District H (including part of the Heights) has taken a voluntary five-day suspension without pay, according to our news partner, KHOU Channel 11. Gonzalez retired from the Houston Police Department as a Sergeant in 2009. An internal HPD investigation found that Gonzalez misplaced six homicide [...]

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Mystery of the Purple Heart solved
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By Michael Sudhalter michael@theleadernews.com Stuart Vaughn was sifting through the items in the attic of the Shepherd Park Plaza home he and his wife, Margaret, had just purchased in the summer of 2010. It was one of those August days that Houstonians begrudgingly tolerate. Hot and sticky. Even more so, in an attic. But the [...]

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Waltrip football coach recovering from a stroke
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Waltrip High head football coach Milton Dailey is recovering from a minor stroke that he suffered two weeks ago. Dailey said on Thursday that “he’s waiting to find out his best option” regarding his return to coaching, and he’ll know within three weeks. In the interim, defensive coordinator Brandon Salinas is serving as the head [...]

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