No high speed rail in Oak Forest

The proposed Texas Central Railway, which would connect the Dallas and Houston metro areas, still has many locals on edge regarding their property values. (File Photo)

That high-speed train so often discussed in the past three months will not cut through the middle of Oak Forest. On Tuesday, Texas Central Railways announced that it will make a recommendation to the Federal Railroad Administration that it will use a route that travels down Washington Avenue and out Hempstead Highway. The route will […]

Heights man shot while sons look on

A man was shot on Voight Street early Monday morning. (Photo courtesy of KHOU)

The Leader’s news partner, KHOU, has reported that a dad was shot south of the Heights while his two young sons looked on. According to KHOU’s story, the shooting happened around 3 a.m. Monday morning. Two suspects allegedly forced themselves into the home and opened fire. The victim, in his late 30s, was reportedly shot […]

HISD considering adjusting attendance boundaries

Under a potential boundary readjustment, several elementary schools in The Leader area, including Memorial Elementary, would see an enrollment increase. (Contributed Photo)

A potential plan to rezone almost two dozen Houston-area schools could have a number of Leader-area elementary schools using new attendance boundaries as the district continues to address its issues with classroom overcrowding. A proposal to adjust attendance boundaries at 22 schools across Houston includes Leader-area elementary schools like Love, Memorial, Highland Heights and Northline, […]

Heights coffee shop gets facelift and new name

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Equilibrium Social House set to open next month at 1030 Heights Blvd.

Next month, the Equilibrium Social House will open its doors providing coffee, assorted high-end teas and baked goods and desserts, according to a press release released Jan. 20. The coffee shop concept’s new home will be at 1030 Heights Blvd, formerly the residence of Waldo’s & Boulevard Coffee. Located directly on Heights Blvd., EQ Height’s […]