Memorial Hermann Northwest Hospital partnered with the Heights Young Professionals Organization, the Greater Heights Area Chamber of Commerce, local Walgreens, and the Harriet and Joe Foster Family YMCA to bring the joy of the holidays to underprivileged children in our community. Toy donations served children in the Harriet and Joe Foster Family YMCA Outreach Program. […]
A Christmas Day fire on Candlelight Lane in Oak Forest was devastating for one local couple, but the spirit of the neighbors who are coming together to help them has been a bright spot during the ordeal.
Brandi Hamilton said that she and her husband were not home when they got word that their house was on fire.
It was the great Charles Dickens who said – through the character of Doctor Marigold – that “no one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.” And while there are many in the area who give back in innumerable ways, the Leader is spotlighting two residents who have truly lifted the spirits of area youth this holiday season.
When Oak Forest resident Lisa Fegen was trying to find quality summer activities on a teacher’s budget for her then middle-school age son, she came up short. Then, the light bulb went off.
“I said ‘I’ll put on my cape. I will change this’,” Fegen said.
A long time science teacher at Lanier Middle School, Fegen started Raising the Bar in 2007. First she offered summer programs for middle school children, before expanding the classes to meet the needs of kids in second through tenth grade. Then after talking with parents at the camps and hearing their needs, Fegen made the move into tutoring as well.
Below are the list of inspections completed by the City of Houston from Nov. 24 to Dec. 9. More information and complete listings can be found online at the Digital Health Department’s homepage at houston.tx.gegov.com/media/search.cfm 77007 Golden Hynan 1801 Durham Change of Ownership Inspection (Dec. 3) Violation 20-21.23(a): Wall/Ceiling not maintained in good […]
A few Leader-area residents are reeling after some of their Christmas joy was stolen over the past several days, after several thieves decided to steal some decorations and lawn ornaments from homes. According to a Harris County Precinct 1 Constable’s Office crime alert, deputies responded to a theft call in the 1900 block of Chamboard […]
US 290 construction continues to accelerate along the corridor as crews prepare for upcoming demolition and pavement repair work. Major freeway closures on US 290 are scheduled throughout the weekend of Dec. 12-15, 2014, allowing crews to safely work on this fast paced schedule. Motorists are strongly encouraged to seek alternate routes. Project J-1 – […]
Officials with the City of Houston Public Works and Engineering Department say they will be shutting down a 24-inch cast-iron water main in the 1700 block of West 18th Street at 9 p.m. Monday to repair a leaking joint. According to a statement released by officials, this work is being coordinated in cooperation with the […]
When new Reagan Hall of Fame recipient Karey Patterson Bresenham, Class of 1959, gave her acceptance speech, she said that people often tell her that she should write a book about her life. If she ever did, she’s already got the first sentence.
“All that I have I owe to my mama, polio, my husband and the Reagan Red Coats.”
It’s that time of year – the holiday season with all its food, fun and shopping, and unfortunately, the season that people’s packages are getting snatched off the porch. One resident reported on the Oak Forest Homeowners Association page that she had two large boxes stolen after a FedEx delivery. “My patience with these thieves […]