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Man found dead on Heights Blvd.

Man found dead on Heights Blvd.

If you haven’t seen the immense local TV coverage this morning, a man was found dead early Thursday morning on the jogging trail on Heights Boulevard. We have a reporter on the scene, and we’ll have more in-depth coverage as the day goes on and details are released. Meanwhile, here’s a short story from our […]

Retail demand drives revitalization of Evergreen Shopping Center

By Jonathan Garris jgarris@theleadernews.com A San Antonio-based management company is seeking to revitalize a shopping center in the Greater Inwood area and attract much-needed commercial development. Dan Nankani, vice president of Nankani Management, said the Evergreen Shopping Center on Antoine Drive near West Little York Road is a prime spot for a variety of different […]

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Garden Oaks’ Swayze Court development draws neighborhood attention

When Urban Living started to promote a new development on the corner of Alba and Wakefield in Garden Oaks, it wasn’t just the soon to be built patio homes that got the attention of the neighborhood. It was the name – Swayze Court.

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Heights Tower $10 million rehabilitation project under way

By Jonathan Garris jgarris@theleadernews.com Officials with the City of Houston say they are nearing completion of the eighth floor of the revitalization project of the Houston Heights Tower on West 19th Street. Work began on the project a little over a month ago and much of the work on the exterior of the building has […]

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Swayze started the time of his life in Oak Forest

It’s not every neighborhood that can claim a world famous performer as one of their own. But Oak Forest certainly has ample bragging rights. Except they knew Patrick Wayne Swayze as Buddy Swayze, or Little Buddy, to distinguish him from his dad Jesse, also known as Big Buddy.

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By Jonathan Garris jgarris@theleadernews.com The development of the Heights is not just an issue important to residents who live there. Even Mayor Annise Parker knows the area’s growth has included a few controversial consequences. Last week, Parker spoke at the Greater Heights Chamber of Commerce’s inaugural Gateway to City Government lunch, and she defended a […]

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Recent break-ins put residents on guard

When Candlelight Estates resident Betty Cooper returned to her home on a recent Wednesday from her regular shopping excursion at Kroger, she noticed that her back gate was ajar.

That wasn’t too surprising since utility workers sometimes check things in her backyard. But when she started to unlock the back door and spotted broken glass from the bottom pane of a window, Cooper immediately called 911 and then her family. A nearby granddaughter was first on the scene, followed by the police.

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Nibbles: The Heights General Store adds pizza joint

The Heights General Store took to their Facebook page to announce a new look last week. Their green and white awning has been replaced with a red one. They also tell patrons that the east portion of their downstairs is being retrofitted into a pizza joint.

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Home brewers rejoice, Farmboy Brew Shop to open soon

When home beer brewer Landon Weiershausen lived on the south side of Houston, there was a homebrew shop a short drive from his place. But when he moved two years ago to Oak Forest with wife Natalie, there was no shop convenient to Weiershausen. And the idea for Farmboy Brew Shop was born.

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Residents comment on Yale Street Bridge

TxDOT plans on replacing the 83-year-old Yale Street Bridge in 2016.

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