Two new restaurants confirmed for Oak Forest


When Roznovsky’s Hamburgers closed after the death of longtime owner Ron Roznovsky, the building at 3401 W. T.C. Jester was purchased by Braun Enterprises. At the time Dan Braun said that the building would remain a restaurant and that they were looking for something that would be a good fit for the neighborhood. They found it – Tacos a Go Go, currently also on Main Street and White Oak Drive, will occupy the location.

The swarm before the storm, area residents prepare for Bill


After recovering from the Memorial Day storms, Houston residents are gearing up again for another potential tropical system which according to the National Hurricane Center and media partner KHOU will likely make landfall somewhere on the Texas Coast tonight southwest of Houston, dropping a widespread 6 to 8 inches of rain. Houston residents probably could […]

Allen Statues a dream 75 years in the making


If statues of Augustus Chapman Allen and John Kirby Allen are erected at the City Hall entrance come this August, just in time for the 179th anniversary of Houston’s founding, Lynna Kay Shuffield and her supporters will consider their mission accomplished. That’s because the statues of Houston’s founders have been a privately funded endeavor, and […]

Blue Bell Blues, readers, businesses react

Avery Meyers enjoys a treat while dad Allan looks on. The Meyers visit SweetFrog and Baskin-Robbins, Blue Bell or no Blue Bell. Photo by Betsy Denson.

Most people don’t need the International Dairy Foods Association to tout summer as the “unchallenged season for eating ice cream and other related products.” Ice cream and hot months have been joined at the hip since President George Washington spent $200 for it during the summer of 1790.

That’s why the recall and halt in production of Blue Bell’s ice cream has had an effect on Leader readers and retailers this summer. While all acknowledge the tragedy of the listeria outbreak which sickened seven and killed three, many are anxiously waiting for production to begin again, while others have sworn off the brand.