Forgotten Greenway: Shady Acres residents set sights on revitalizing Little Thicket Park

Shady Acres Civic Club President Nancy Wilcox looks out over the creek running through Little Thicket Park. The area has a substantial amount of litter washing up into the water from the nearby highway, and aside from support from residents, the park has seen little in the way of substantial help from Houston officials, Wilcox says. (Photo by Jonathan Garris)

As Nancy Wilcox makes her way around Little Thicket Park at West 23rd Street, she can’t help but shake her head at the condition the local greenspace is in. “This is in a really unique location and so much wildlife calls this place home,” Wilcox said. It’s that uniqueness that has residents like Wilcox, who […]

Harvard students kick off read-a-thon to benefit Razia’s Ray of Hope Foundation

Harvard Elementary Principal Kevin Beringer (right) presents small gifts to Razia Jan (left) and Elizabeth Suneby (center) following their presentation at the school Tuesday morning. Suneby is the award winning author of Razia’s Ray of Hope, inspired by Jan’s work in Afghanistan promoting education for young girls at the Zubuli Education Center. (Photo by Jonathan Garris)

Students at Harvard Elementary had a chance to learn about the challenges facing children their age around the world in getting an education during an assembly Tuesday morning, welcoming author Elizabeth Suneby and Razia Jan. Jan, a Top 10 CNN Hero in 2012, founded the Zubuli Education Center in Afghanistan which provides a free education […]

No money for robbery suspect; his writing stunk

The suspect's writing was so bad he didn't get his loot.

Bank robberies have been common in this area, but there’s no need to worry. This one didn’t happen in The Leader’s coverage area. Regardless, we just had to let you read what the FBI just sent in an official release. (Note to the youngsters: Penmanship counts.) The FBI is releasing photographs of a bank robber […]

Despite losing architecture program, Scarborough to offer new options

While the architecture program at Scarborough High School may have been ended by HISD, the district is looking to enhance students’ education in other ways by diverting funds to other vocational programs and initaitives. HISD’s PowerUp will provide every Scarborough student with a laptop. (Photo by Betsy Denson)

When Scarborough High School, under the direction of the Houston Independent School District, put an official end to its Architecture program two weeks ago, there were only three students in the school’s Principles of Architecture class. “It was here when I started,” said Scarborough High School’s Principal Dr. Diego Linares, who came on board in […]