Celebrating the Heights Fire Station

A worker performs the final bouts of brick engraving at the Heights Fire Station as part of its restoration and centennial. (Contributed Photo)

With 100 years and counting of history, spanning generations of Heights residents and counteless Houstonians who have passed through its doors, the Houston Heights Fire Station’s centennial will be a celebration of the community’s past, present and future. The 100th birthday party for the Houston Heights Fire Station, located at 12th St. and Yale St., […]

Sitting down with Helms Elementary’s Principal

John Baker

John Baker has quickly adjusted to his relatively new position after becoming principal of Helms Elementary School in 2014. He graduated from Klein Forest High School, went to the University of Texas to major in History, and got his master’s degree in instructional technology at the University of Houston. He has been an educator for […]

Proposed North Main music venue divides neighbors

While many in the area are excited about the proposed music venue complex, not everyone is on board.

You’d be hard pressed to find anyone who didn’t think that the east side of Interstate 45 near North Main could use some major investment in development. It’s just not everyone is on board with what many are calling a game changer for the area – the multi-venue development that is being planned by Pegstar […]

Velvet Taco coming to Washington Avenue?

Could this be the new home of a Velvet Taco? (Photo by Jonathan Garris)

For those in the Heights who have a deep love of tacos, you might soon have a new destination on Washington Avenue. The former home of local bar The Rig, located at 4819 Washington Avenue has been fenced off and, after months of speculation, it appears the new tenant will likely be Dallas-Fort Worth-based taco […]

Dozens of animals seized from Greater Heights home

Dozens of animals were seized from this home on Dorothy Street by the Houston Humane Society, which called the conditions at the home "appalling." (Photo by Jonathan Garris)

Officials with the Houston Humane Society called conditions at a Greater Heights home “appalling” as investigators seized dozens of animals including dogs and cats Tuesday afternoon. The group seized 21 cats, two dogs, two rabbits and a chicken from a residence at the corner of Dorothy Street and W. 10th Street following an ongoing investigation. […]