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Rain or shine, heat or cold, drought or flood – C&D Hardware & Gifts has spent seven decades opening each day for residents of the Heights and surrounding areas to serve their hardware needs. And the reliable routine isn’t stopping anytime soon.

As has been highlighted recently with the Britney Spears conservatorship, it’s important to document who can take the reins for you should you find yourself alive, but unable to make your own decisions. Whether it be mental illness, age-related dementia, or a serious accident, we are all sus…

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Rachel Hrncir and Brittany Waterman chose West 19th Street as the headquarters for their real estate company because it’s a well-traveled locale in a bustling neighborhood with a booming market for buying and selling properties.

The owner of Black Gold Guns & Ammo, a gun owner since he was 10 years old, said he's concerned about the constitutional carry law passed by the Texas Legislature and signed into law by Gov. Greg Abbott, because gun owners are no longer required to undergo training.

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Move Yoga, a popular fitness studio in the area, is starting a scholarship program that will provide free yoga classes for a year to a deserving community member in need. Move plans to award a scholarship once a month for the foreseeable future.

Heights-based Moonshot Compost is rolling out a new platform called Diversion Dashboard to its subscribers, which will give them access to their personalized composting totals. 

The Oak Forest-based florist Frankie & Flora is making it easy to have fresh blooms in the home on a regular basis through a subscription service. 

Jennifer Solak of Solak Legal writes that when considering how you want to protect your loved ones, it’s important not to forget your pets as well. 

Lifelong Oak Forest resident Monica Danna is helping families clean up clutter in their home with her recently launched business Make Space Home Editing.

The Heights Asch Building features three divisions--Market, Atelier and Home--that are made cohesive through the foundational element of making ethical and sustainable shopping easy and attainable.

To bring more awareness to Move Yoga after a hard year brought on by the pandemic, the studio partnered with other businesses in the area so that they could lift each other up. 

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One of the area’s Houston City Council members, Abbie Kamin, helped organize a cleanup event on Washington Avenue last weekend. The idea was not only to pick up trash and debris, but to call attention to some other issues on the popular thoroughfare, where there has been a recent uptick in violent crime and noise complaints by nearby residents.

Although nobody wants to think they will need nursing home care, the truth is that according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services someone turning 65 today has a 56% percent chance of developing a disability serious enough to require long-term care and services. To add insult t…

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After Adrian Tracy lost his job during the pandemic, him and his wife Laura combined his cocktail mixing skills and her retail, design and marketing experience into the burgeoning business, Modern Vintage, which hand produces and bottles cocktail mixers.

Back in the early 2000s I worked for a company that was owned by a private equity firm. The private equity firm had lots of businesses in America and the owners hoped they all would flourish and make money.

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Heights native Marilyn Word started her career in the banking industry at age 17. This week, she will retire after almost 50 years in the business — during which time she started a bank, First Choice, that is now a branch of Prosperity Bank.

If you have already taken the step to establish a living trust – congratulations! You’ve done one of the best things to make it easier for your heirs to administer your estate. Trusts are great choices for those who want to avoid probate, for blended families, for people who own property in …

Kathleen Goerner was previously a science coordinator in Humble ISD, but an opportunity to own a franchise that was a match for her passion and abilities was just too good to pass up.