Special Report: The Pitfalls of Permits


It’s becoming a fairly regular occurrence in The Leader area – the announcement of a restaurant or retail center, followed by excitement and anticipation of an opening at some point in the near future. Then a lull or stop (or in some cases, not even a start) in said development with the given explanation of – we know you know what’s coming – permitting issues.

Alabama Furniture’s been a fixture in the Heights

n 1991, Sherri Enroth was only 21 years old when she was bitten by the entrepreneurial bug. Against the odds, the ambitious Houstonian launched what would become one of the Heights area’s most successful resale furniture businesses: Alabama Furniture. Today, a loyal customer base is happy Enroth ignored her nay-sayers, and followed her dream.

Rodgers arrested for sexual assault

The Houston Police Department arrested Cohran Phillip Rodgers at 5 p.m. on June 3 in the 5600 block of Kansas and charged him with sexual assault. Rodgers, 35, allegedly sexually assaulted a 21-year-woman who was known to him. Airline robbery A 68-year-old male was robbed at gunpoint at midnight on June 4 in the 1800 […]