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REAL ESTATE
While a $1 million dollar home in Oak Forest used to be unheard of, there are more and more being built. Contributed photo.

The Leader’s $1 million housing market…will it last?

What used to be just a catchphrase or sound bite in the area – the $1 million home – is now a growing reality in Leader communities. But just what makes a home a million dollar investment in our area? And with the volatility in the Houston job market thanks to the dropping price in oil, will it continue?

COMMUNITY
A new sign went up for Gatlins BBQ's new location at 3510 Ella. Blvd. (Photo by Christina Martinez)

Gatlins BBQ raises sign at new location

Barbecue is soon to move into the neighborhood with Gatlin’s BBQ relocating their 19th street location to a new 4,200 space at 3510 Ella Blvd. The barbecue eatery raised their sign this week at the new location and the center is currently still gated off. When the location will open is still on the horizon.

LIFESTYLE
The big game is on Sunday, Feb. 1. Thirsty Explorer has a few suggestions for the game.

Super Thirsty Sunday XLIX

The end of the NFL season is here and on Sunday, Feb. 1, the New England Patriots will take on the 2014 Super Bowl champions, the Seattle Seahawks. Who’s going to win? We’ll save that for the sports anchors to give their reliable predictions. What we’re here to talk about is the good stuff. Where […]

LIFESTYLE
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Equilibrium Social House set to open next month at 1030 Heights Blvd.

Heights coffee shop gets facelift and new name

Next month, the Equilibrium Social House will open its doors providing coffee, assorted high-end teas and baked goods and desserts, according to a press release released Jan. 20. The coffee shop concept’s new home will be at 1030 Heights Blvd, formerly the residence of Waldo’s & Boulevard Coffee. Located directly on Heights Blvd., EQ Height’s […]

OPINION
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One reader offers a transportation education

If we want to develop as a leading city in the United States, all of us should support having a means to move the masses. But it is not OK that taxpayers foot 93 percent of the bill.

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The biggest Ebola fear was fear itself

Much of this overwrought fear was encouraged by the press. Its mistakes are pointed out ad nauseam, and some of the media did indeed drop the ball on this story, scaring the bejesus out of us.