The iconic Heights Theater may not be on the market long and is currently listed for sale at nearly $2 million.

Heights Theater to be sold for nearly $2 million

On the last day of April, the iconic Heights Theater on 19th Street was listed for sale on for $1.9 million. At press time there have been multiple offers, however, no purchase has been made yet on the historic property. “Yes, we’ve seen a flurry of activity around the theater, almost nonstop interest,” Real […]

Owlets Screech and Song made their appearance this spring. (Contributed Photo)

Oak Forest resident owls captivate neighborhood, nature lovers across area

Although Oak Forest resident Mark Lear’s day job as the Associate Artistic Administrator for the Houston Grand Opera is pretty interesting, it is his recent birding hobby that is getting all the attention on social media. An owl house that he put up in his yard in late March of 2014 attracted a male and […]

Chris Silkwood and Sharon Kopriva

Art Valet: Remembering Van McFarland

The day after Christmas last year, Houston artist Van McFarland suddenly passed away. An original artist of Winter Street Studios, McFarland’s quiet manner and friendly nature left many friends in the art world in shock. Mosaic artist and Heights resident Chris Silkwood began thinking about many of the great artists at Winter Street Studios that […]

Featured art of Downtown and WARD storage by Arthur Daily.

Painting En Plein Air and at secret Heights music venues

A popular image of artists, is painting live, all the scenery before him/her, on a hillside with a canvas propped up on their easel. I always envision the artists at Jackson Square in New Orleans, painting the people and architecture around that popular destination. The phrase associated with painting outdoors is “en plein air.”French obviously, […]


The Leader will make local searching easy

Over the next couple of weeks, you’re going to see a new marketing program for a website called, and I thought I’d do the honor of telling you a little about it.


Certain emails too good to pass up

MY COMPUTER – Today there is new email, rather than the usual dunning notices from MassiveCharge, the IRS and/or my payday loan shark.