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 […]

Oak Forest honors long-time residents with new award

Richard and Darlene Rabe have been community members in Oak Forest for more than 50 years. (Photo by Kim Hogstrom)

The Oak Forest Homeowners Association is paying special tribute to a pair of residents whose nearly 50-years in the area stands as a reflection of community dedication, commitment and vision. In December, the OFHA created the Richard Rabe Award for Volunteer Service, in honor of Richard Rabe, former President of the Oak Forest Homeowners Association […]

Memorial Hermann Northwest, HYPO celebrate successful toy drive

Members of the Heights Young Professionals Organization (HYPO) helped collect toys donated at local Walgreens. (Contributed Photo)

Memorial Hermann Northwest Hospital partnered with the Heights Young Professionals Organization, the Greater Heights Area Chamber of Commerce, local Walgreens, and the Harriet and Joe Foster Family YMCA to bring the joy of the holidays to underprivileged children in our community. Toy donations served children in the Harriet and Joe Foster Family YMCA Outreach Program. […]

Ella corridor soon to be ‘restaurant row’?

While it might have been a late-breaking story in 2014, the news of Gatlin's new location on Ella Boulevard has been one of The Leader's most talked about stories.

While no one is calling Ella Boulevard north of 610 ‘restaurant row’ just yet, they can’t call it a fast food wasteland for much longer either. No offense Raising Cane’s. With the news of Gatlin’s BBQ’s move from 1221 West 19th Street to a 4,200 space in the new center at 3510 Ella Blvd. – and anticipated opening of the Berry Hill at Ella and 43rd Street by mid-January – the area has been abuzz with anticipation.