Teens on the Run program empowers students through life lessons, running

Students at Frank Black Middle School enjoy a bit of running following a visit by a guest speaker regarding college admissions as part of the ongoing Teens on the Run after-school program. (Photo by Jonathan Garris)

On an average Tuesday and Thursday afternoon at Frank Black Middle School, a small group of students can be found assembled inside of the school’s library. Here, they’re gaining valuable information on college and career choices, health and physical fitness and other life skills, though not in the way one might think. “I think we […]

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 […]

Texas Cafeteria closes doors after 50 years

Texas Cafeteria has been a part of the community for 50 years. Photo by Betsy Denson.

Sad news from Texas Cafeteria. The restaurant at 2400 North Shepherd Drive announced Monday on Facebook that it has closed its doors. “From the staff and family of Texas Cafeteria we want to thank all of Houston and the surrounding areas that have supported us for the last 50 years,” the post read. “As of Feb.3 Texas Cafeteria has closed its doors for business. It was a hard decision , we want to thank everybody for their support [and] we will miss each and every one of you.”

Houston likely to see drop in home prices even as price of oil recovers, leading economist says

New homes on lots around Leader-area communities have become a common sight lately, something that bodes well for the Houston housing market despite a possible drop in home prices. (Photo by Jonathan Garris)

One of the nation’s leading economists says that Houstonians who are fearful of a resurgence of the type of recession seen in the 1980s should remain calm, but cautious, about the city’s economy in 2015. Dr. Bill Gilmer, director at the Institute for Regional Forecasting, C.T. Bauer College of Business at the University of Houston […]

Traffic a concern for some with Memorial Park Master Plan

Attendees examine maps of the proposed Memorial Park Master Plan at a public meeting held at the Moody Park Community Center Monday evening. While some may be excited to see the sweeping changes headed to the park, those living nearby are questioning how the city might tackle its traffic issues. (Photo by Jonathan Garris)

The latest meeting for the Memorial Park Master Plan shed light on the project’s vision for the relocation and redistribution of many amenities and other additions – something which has some worried about the potential effect on their communities. While the proposed increase in greenspace and amenities had many in attendance at Monday’s meeting at […]