The renovated and expanded home at 1638 Harvard St. is one of the six properties featured on the Houston Heights Association’s 2014 Spring Home & Garden Tour, scheduled noon to 6 p.m. on April 11-12. For home tour tickets or information, visit www.houstonheights.org. (Contributed Photo)

The Do-Over: The downsize that didn’t

By Cynthia Lescalleet For The Leader Houston Heights homeowner Peggy Gilbert wanted to downsize. Really, she did. Even if it meant leaving the cushy poolscape at her previous home, located on a roomy corner lot property elsewhere in the neighborhood. With an eye on retirement, Gilbert sought something charming, single-story and “more manageable” (as in […]

Contributed Photo of Marc, Chris and Steven Roberts.

Neighbors: Scout Master Marc Roberts retires after 20 years of service

Sincere thanks to Jane Ann and Chris Roberts for submitting this beautiful tribute to their husband and father, Marc Roberts. After 20 years of dedication to Boy Scouting, Marc Roberts is retiring from his position as the Scout Master of Troop 20, sponsored by St. Matthews United Methodist Church. Marc views serving others as a […]

From Allmon’s Erte inspired Art Deco series available this weekend. “Anyone who knows me at all , knows how I feel about the deco and nouveau time period.  Its time to recreate some of those great moments with a slight modern twist.”  Allmon says of her favorite subject.

Art Valet: Capturing artistry through photography with Kristy Allmon

This weekend the Bayou City Art Festival Memorial Park returns and 30,000 Houstonians are expected to attend their three day event, which will take place on Friday, March 27 from 12 to 6 p.m. and on Saturday, March 28 and Sunday, March 29 from 10 to 6 p.m. To get there, park at Northwest Mall […]

The new Black & White restaurant at 1001 Studewood Drive will seat more than 200 to enjoy its Mediterranean offerings once it opens later this year. (Contributed Art)

Mediterranean dishes to turn ‘Black & White’ at new establishment

A new restaurant is opening in the old Stella Sola location at 1001 Studewood Dr. at 10th St. in the Heights and its generating a lot of interest. The restaurant is called Black & White and identifies itself as a “contemporary Mediterranean and seafood bistro.” Notably, Black & White will feature two restaurants in the […]


Housing market slowdown might be good for area in long run

But what about The Leader area? Turns out we’re doing great. Unfortunately, for people like me we might be doing too great. What many are calling a “normalization” of the housing market might be better for us in the long run.


If at first you don’t secede

You can’t arrest me, officer. I’m a diplomat! All this will be true if our latest troops from the Republic of Texas have their way.