Need for Speed – Residents voice uncertainty over proposed high speed rail

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While the prospect of traveling from Houston to Dallas in under 90 minutes is an exciting for many travelers, residents who may have homes in The Leader area along the proposed Texas Central Railway are voicing plenty of apprehension about the project and its potential affect on their community. TCR President Robert Eckels and David […]

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 […]

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 […]

Retail boom along I-10, but not everyone is excited

Just in case there is any doubt, the Tarkett property near the Sawyer Street Target is available for purchase. Photo by Betsy Denson.

by Betsy Denson betsy@theleadernews.com It’s been two years since the 153,000-square-foot Walmart Supercenter opened inside the 610 Loop at Yale and Koehler streets, but that hasn’t been the last of big retail and residential developments along the I-10/Washington Corridor – a fact that causes many nearby residents no small amount of unease. The 150,000 square […]