Carter & Cooley owners reflect on risk-taking, keeping the Heights ‘cool’ through resurgence

Carter & Cooley’s as it appeared in 1994. The building has previously housed Ward’s Drug Store and Soda Fountain.

Few business owners understand how much the Heights has changed like Neil Sackheim, owner and founder of Carter & Cooley’s Company Delicatessen. He has seen the area shift and change over the past 30 years, and while other communities have taken on similar growth like the Heights, his home and the home for his business […]

Woodland Heights residents propose new route for METRO bus

According to resident Phil Teague, the limited turning circle of buses means that the turn from Pecore onto Watson (pictured) must also run over the northbound lane at the intersection. Cars waiting to turn are often forced to reverse to allow enough room for the bus to complete its turn. (Contributed Photo)

Residents of the Woodland Heights community and surrounding neighborhoods are hoping Metro board members might consider revising a proposed change to a bus route through the neighborhood as part of the organization’s larger reimagining of its bus services. The inside of Metro’s board room was once again packed with concerned and sometimes fuming residents from […]

Train topples over on Old Katy Road

Authorities are still investigating how several freight train cars fell from a bridge over Old Katy Road near Washington Avenue. (Photo by Jonathan Garris)

Old Katy Road near Washington Avenue remains closed as authorities investigate, and clean up, an accident in which several freight train cars fell from a bridge. Officials say the incident happened just before 8:30 the bridge over Old Katy Road just north of the Katy Freeway. No injuries have been reported and the accident […]

Kick Bach at Karbach’s new digs


If you asked the owners and staff when they embarked on this journey in 2011, if they thought they would be in the home stretch of a $15 million dollar expansion project this month, the answer would be a resonant no; but that is exactly what is happening for this growing North Houston brewery. In three […]

Greater Heights Chamber of Commerce hosts annual Education Luncheon

Students from across the Leader-area took home scholarships at the Greater Heights Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Education Luncheon. (Contributed Photo)

Representatives from local business and schools gathered May 18 to pay tribute to this year’s recipients of the Greater Heights Area Chamber of Commerce’s scholarships as part of the group’s Annual Education Luncheon. Recipients of this year’s Community Fund Scholarships included students from Davis High School, KIPP, Reagan High School, St. Pius X High School, […]