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It’s official, everybody is back in school…

It’s official, everybody is back in school…

And they’re off! With the start of HISD on Monday, most of the children in the Leader area are back at school and their parents were only too proud to show them off.

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 […]

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Heights Garden Club meeting Sept. 13; Legionnaires Steak Night; Strut Your Mutt at T.C. Jester Park Sept. 20.

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Central Bank has been supporting the community for decades. This year Central Bank decided to take a new approach to “World Class Service” and provide more service to the surrounding communities. With this mindset grew the idea of “Willing Caring Serving”, whereby Central Bank has made a commitment to support 12 charitable organizations this year. […]

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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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By Jonathan Garris jgarris@theleadernews.com While it may have been a long time coming, Heights area resident Ryan Link finally fulfilled one of his dreams of self-publishing a novella. Link’s new book, titled Retanus, is now available on Amazon digitally and in paperback. “I guess I’ve always read a lot,” Link said. “However, I wrote a […]

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Dear Tabby, My dog hates taking her heartworm preventative every month. And, frankly, I’m tired of the added expense of that medication (and, there’s this pair of shoes that I’ve had my eye on at Nordstrom…). Tabby, honestly, does my dog really need a monthly heartworm preventative? –Incredulous in Independence Heights Dear Incredulous, Bluntly put–yes, […]

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By Jonathan Garris jgarris@theleadernews.com The recent murder charges against a Houston teenager for the alleged stabbing at the Tropical Motel and other crimes are shedding a not-so-bright light on some of the issues facing businesses and residents along North Shepherd. HPD North Division Captain Larry Baimbridge said crime in the district serving much of North […]

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Happy, happy birthday to Laura Gamez who celebrated her 60th birthday at an amazing party given by her children Cassandra, Jorge and Joel Gamez. Nearly 90 friends and family members gathered to toast Mrs. Gamez at Maggiano’s Little Italy on Aug. 10. Special guests included her two sisters Maria and Blanca Cabello, who came from […]

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By Cynthia Lescalleet For The Leader Had the dogs not barked so incessantly, Oak Forest homeowners Matt Worthy and Paul W. Han would not have realized their residence was in flames above them. They never smelled the smoke, and the lights never went out. The devastating 2013 conflagration destroyed the home’s attic and roof. Water […]

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