While the architecture program at Scarborough High School may have been ended by HISD, the district is looking to enhance students’ education in other ways by diverting funds to other vocational programs and initaitives. HISD’s PowerUp will provide every Scarborough student with a laptop. (Photo by Betsy Denson)

Despite losing architecture program, Scarborough to offer new options

When Scarborough High School, under the direction of the Houston Independent School District, put an official end to its Architecture program two weeks ago, there were only three students in the school’s Principles of Architecture class. “It was here when I started,” said Scarborough High School’s Principal Dr. Diego Linares, who came on board in […]


Have you had drinks at Lillo & Ella?

Happy hour is happenin’ over at our asian fusion spot in Shady Acres, Lillo & Ella. Happy hour is from 4 – 7 p.m., Tuesday – Friday. From classics like a Vermouth Old-Fashioned to an ever changing daily punch special, all cocktails are $9 and are $7 during happy hour.

Tania Elliott takes a break and surveys the Pecan Pies. She’s partial to the cheesecake filling pies and says that during her pregnancy, all she wanted to eat were Flying Saucer’s warm crusts. (Photo by Betsy Denson)

A slice of heaven: behind the scenes at Flying Saucer Pie Company

The Flying Saucer Pie Company’s Bill Leeson could teach us all a lesson about work ethic. In his 70s, Leeson normally works from 5 a.m.-2 p.m. But during November and December, when his pie company does the lion’s share of its business – selling 21,000 pies in three days during Thanksgiving weekend – he pulls all-nighters with other staff, getting there around midnight and working straight through the morning. And he’s been at it since the 1960s.


One last invitation to our birthday party

Our brand of journalism – more local than big papers and more trustworthy than random social media posts – has survived because of people like Lee and Terry Burge, who decided this was a great place to live and work. Even more, it has survived because our readers have remained loyal to the brand that so many have worked to create.


The boom in Texas shouldn’t catch us blind

Dead deer may be the least of our problems, so let’s look at this changing situation and figure out what to do about it. We all know that Texas’ population is growing like deer – by leaps and bounds. Texas added more residents last year over the previous year than any other state.