Memorial Hermann Northwest, HYPO celebrate successful toy drive

Members of the Heights Young Professionals Organization (HYPO) helped collect toys donated at local Walgreens. (Contributed Photo)

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. […]

Oak Forest business raising the bar for local youngsters

Fegen describes the summer camps as Leisure Learning for kids and says that what is offered has evolved organically as participants discover new interests and talents. Contributed photo.

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.

Area health inspections from Nov. 24 to Dec. 9

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 […]

‘Grinch’ thieves stealing Christmas cheer from neighborhood lawns

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 […]

Major closures on US 290 throughout weekend

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 – […]

How to best protect your holiday packages

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 […]