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

Contributed Photo of Marc, Chris and Steven Roberts.

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 […]

Officials meet with residents over Nicholson Trail dispute

The Nicholson Hike & Bike Trail has been the focal point in an ongoing dispute between nearby residents in the Heights.

The Houston Parks and Recreation Department is emphasizing cooperation and safety with members of the Heights community following a public meeting Tuesday evening addressing the recent controversy over plantings by residents along the Nicholson Hike & Bike Trail. Many residents living along the trail were concerned that trees and other plants they had planted were […]

Greater Heights Area Chamber Awards Idol of the Heights Musical Scholarship

Ruby Guerra celebrates with her Hamilton Middle School classmates after receiving her $700 musical scholarship. (Contributed Photo)

Ruby Guerra, a student at Hamilton Middle School was the second place finisher in the Greater Heights Area Chamber of Commerce’s Idol of the Heights singing contest. The ten finalists competed at the Chamber’s annual Crawfish Festival held on March 7 in the Heights. Chamber President Jacob Millwee joined Hamilton Principal, Wendy Hampton and Teacher, […]

Rice Military trio join forces in the name of style

(From left to right) Andrea DeBaldo, Pat Boland and Cathy Walton of Asbury Lane Style are joining their skills together to create a new service that offers insight and fashion tips for women over age 40. (Photo by Kim Hogstrom)

Three neighbors in Houston’s Rice Military recently discovered they have more in common than their addresses; each shared a frustration over the lack of fashion choices for “women of a certain age.” As a result, Pat Boland, Andrea DeBaldo, and Cathy Walton are now partners in a website and fashion blog highlighting style for women […]

Early screening essential to preventing colorectal cancer

GI Specialists of Houston recently moved to a new address at 1900 North Loop West #390, Houston, TX 77018. Pictured left to right are Clinical Manager Amanda Cordova, Administrator Gaby Cortez and business office staff Adriana Rodriguez and Shay Lewis. For more information, visit (Contributed Photo)

Memorial Hermann Northwest Hospital For The Leader March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month and colorectal cancer expert Vijaya L. Kaila, M.D., a gastroenterologist with GI Specialists of Houston and affiliated with Memorial Hermann Northwest Hospital, is trying to raise awareness of this potentially life-threatening disease. “Colorectal cancer is the fourth most commonly occurring cancer in […]

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 […]