BELLA GAIA coming to Miller Theatre

World fusion ensemble, BELLA GAIA, had a show at 8 p.m., on April 17 at The Miller Outdoor Theater. Created in conjunction with NASA, it will be a custom and unique show, with more dancers, and Astronaut Mae Jemison (first African American woman in space) on stage live doing spoken word with the ensemble. Check […]

Next stop for Cigna Sunday Streets is the Heights.

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Part bike tour, part walking tour and part block party, Cigna Sunday Streets is coming April 26.

On Sunday, April 26, all traffic on 19th Street between Heights Boulevard to Shepherd Street will be re-routed to make way for Heights residents and businesses to enjoy the community and one another through activities – walking, running, dancing, skating, cycling and more – in the street. Cigna will have its Mobile Learning Lab, including […]

Skeeters host free pitch, hit and run competition for area youth


For The Leader Major League Baseball’s Pitch, Hit & Run Competition Comes to Constellation Field for the First Time The Sugar Land Skeeters are excited to host a free Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit & Run Competition for youth in the Houston area on April 25 at 9 a.m. at Constellation Field. Participants are encouraged […]

No high speed rail in Oak Forest

The proposed Texas Central Railway, which would connect the Dallas and Houston metro areas, still has many locals on edge regarding their property values. (File Photo)

That high-speed train so often discussed in the past three months will not cut through the middle of Oak Forest. On Tuesday, Texas Central Railways announced that it will make a recommendation to the Federal Railroad Administration that it will use a route that travels down Washington Avenue and out Hempstead Highway. The route will […]

Heights man shot while sons look on

A man was shot on Voight Street early Monday morning. (Photo courtesy of KHOU)

The Leader’s news partner, KHOU, has reported that a dad was shot south of the Heights while his two young sons looked on. According to KHOU’s story, the shooting happened around 3 a.m. Monday morning. Two suspects allegedly forced themselves into the home and opened fire. The victim, in his late 30s, was reportedly shot […]

Crooks eyeing delivered boxes

R.L. Perdraza looks through burglarized packages left at doorsteps along Rosslyn on Wednesday. A witness said crooks are following delivery trucks and stealing contents of packages during the day. (Photo by Jonathan McElvy)

Sure, going online, ordering a Christmas gift and having it delivered to your home may sound like the easiest way to complete your holiday shopping. Well, unless a criminal follows a delivery truck and rips open your box before you get home. Wednesday morning, an alert neighbor on Rosslyn noticed three opened boxes of gifts […]

Celebrating 60 years of community ‘Leaders’

As The Leader celebrates 60 years in this community, we pooled resources to find a list of 60 people who have helped shape the Heights, Garden Oaks, Oak Forest and all the neighborhoods in between. Developing a list such as this, in some regards, is a no-win situation. There are far more than 60 people […]