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 […]

The Leader’s 2014 Year in Review

2014 was a year of changing landscapes and communities for many in The Leader area. (Clockwise from top left) Garden Oaks residents had their voices heard in an “unprecedented” way, voting in favor of distributing surveys to residents to help the Public Works and Engineering Department determine the best options for the area’s drainage project. Construction along US 290 created headaches for many business owners and residents alike. The death of Milton Dailey, the well-known and celebrated athletic leader at Waltrip High School, shocked and saddened many in the community. After public outcry mounted against the city of Houston, city officials took a major step in establishing a commission to fix the maligned Historical Preservation Ordinance.

Continuing from the Dec. 27 edition of The Leader, we look back at some of the top stories that shaped our community in 2014:   4. Garden Oaks drainage project may change face of community Residents of Garden Oaks remained vocal throughout 2014 regarding their opposition to the addition of sidewalks and increased widths of […]