Community reacts to HISD down vote on rezoning schools

While the vote against rezoning area schools has some rejoicing, others want their neighborhoods to be rezoned. One school who could accept more students is Stevens Elementary.

While Sinclair Elementary parents celebrated the 5-4 HISD Board of Education vote against rezoning the Shady Acres neighborhood to Love Elementary – part of a proposed plan to reduce classroom overcrowding by adjusting neighborhood attendance boundaries at certain elementary schools – there were other Leader-area parents for whom the outcome was less desirable. Jennie Sciba, […]

Youngsters talk mistrust, doubt with law enforcement at Teen Summit

Teens from across the Houston area had the chance to directly communicate their concerns and direct their questions to representatives with the Harris County Precinct One Constable’s Office, the Harris County District Attorney’s Office and other agencies, as part of the inaugural Teen Summit April 18 at Waltrip High School. The event, part of Constable Alan Rosen’s “Building Bridges” partnership, aims to improve positive relations between area youth and law enforcement. (Photos by Jonathan Garris)

If April 18th’s inaugural Teen Summit at Waltrip High School was any indication, local law enforcement has much to do to improve its level of trust within communities of at-risk teenagers across the Houston area. One teen in particular spoke passionately about his issues with the perception of law enforcement and their handling of situations […]

METRO to sell former Pinemont Park & Ride to Harris County

Residents living near the former Pinemont Park & Ride breathed a sigh of relief at Thursday's METRO Board Meeting after officials voted unanimously to sell the property to Harris County instead of the Houston Housing Authority. (Photo by Jonathan Garris)

Many of the residents in attendance at Thursday morning’s METRO Board Meeting breathed a sigh of relief at the announcement the organization would pursue negotiating selling its former Pinemont Park & Ride to Harris County instead of the Houston Housing Authority. The motion to sell the property to Harris County, which may construct a potential multi-service center, […]

Local Volunteer Houston members honored at Minute Maid Park

Lisa Jakel, Director of Advancement and Development at Trinity Lutheran School, waves to the crowd at Minute Maid Park April 13 before the start of an Astros game. She, along with others in Volunteer Houston, were honored for their service for the organization, which connects organizations across the Houston area with volunteers. (Photo by Jonathan Garris)

April 13’s Astros game featured a special moment for some Leader-area members of Volunteer Houston, including Trinity Lutheran School’s Director of Advancement and Development Lisa Jakel, who were honored for their time spent helping the organization and their communities. With National Volunteer Week in full-swing, Volunteer Houston Director of External Affairs Katie White said the […]

Pinemont Park & Ride controversy ignites furor

Children return home from Clifton Middle School to nearby apartment complexes along Pinemont like Pineforest Park (pictured in background). A new proposed workforce housing project by the Houston Housing Authority at the site of the Pinemont Park & Ride has residents in communities like these on edge, regarding everything from drainage issues to overcrowding in local schools. (Photo by Jonathan Garris)

Residents living around the vacant Pinemont Park and Ride say they will be gearing up for a long battle against a potential 300 unit apartment complex proposed by the Houston Housing Authority. The METRO Real Estate Committee held a meeting Monday afternoon at its main office on Main Street, attracting residents from areas like Forest […]