White Oak Bayou improvements a ‘game-changing initative’

A portion of the pedestrian trail near Alabonson Road sits dug up and will soon feature an improved pathway and greenspace, courtesy of the ongoing Bayou 2020 program.

By Jonathan Garris jgarris@theleadernews.org Residents of the Greater Inwood area and beyond might notice the White Oak Bayou Trails undergoing an extensive facelift and improvement, courtesy of the Bayou 2020 Program. The project itself aims to improve miles of biking and walking trails in bayous across the Houston area, with the first continuous 17 miles […]

NFL star Jerry Rice talks healthy choices at Scarborough High School


By Christina Martinez christina@theleadernews.com NFL Hall of Fame member and former wide receiver for the San Francisco 49ers, Jerry Rice, visited Scarborough High School Tuesday afternoon to coach healthy habits on and off the field. The event, sponsored by Lysol, centered around three playbooks: tackling germs, playing the healthy food game and kicking fitness up […]

Heights community looks to build on momentum in its public schools


It may be hard to believe in 2014, but in the mid-1980s, Travis Elementary School in the Heights was not the first choice for many of its zoned families. It took a group of Heights residents, led initially by Karla Cisneros, who found receptive teachers and a principal who was willing to work with families. It also took a group of parents who felt comfortable enough to send their children to Travis and start some momentum

City will make needed changes to embattled historic ordinance


By Jonathan McElvy jonathan@theleadernews.com The city of Houston has finally agreed that its amended 2010 Historic Preservation Ordinance needs a renovation. Mayor Annise Parker announced last week that a committee will be appointed to make small changes she hopes will clear some of the confusion and streamline the process for homeowners in the city’s historic […]