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Members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston’s John and Cissy Havard Club in the Heights recently took part in United Way’s Lemonade Day 2021 activities, and came away with hundreds of dollars raised.

The fatal shooting of a man outside a Northside convenience store earlier this week is being referred to a grand jury after Houston police said the suspect is claiming self-defense.

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In the spirit of Little Free Libraries, the Roessler family in the Heights has created a “Little Free Garage” at the request of 4-year-old Beau. They hope the idea catches on and more local residents follow suit.

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With more than 30 years of gardening and farming under her belt, local resident Amy Williams said it’s impossible not see how delicate the ecosystem is in a garden, how it works together and how everything has a purpose.

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It was just a matter of time before the roof of the American Legion Post 560, located at 3720 Alba Rd. in Garden Oaks, would have been in direr condition.

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Del Mar Lanes and Harris County Public Health are partnering for a free COVID-19 vaccination event scheduled for 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday, July 12 at the neighborhood bowling alley located at 3020 Mangum Rd.

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BARC, the City of Houston’s animal shelter and adoption agency, will be closed through Monday, July 12 due to an “unusually high presence” of upper respiratory illness and one confirmed positive case of distemper in the shelter, according to a news release from the city.

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A new two-phase renovation at the Harriet and Joe Foster Family YMCA, which began June 14 and will last through September, is part of a plan to bring the community together.

The CHUM-Houston's SCUBA Club, a nonprofit scuba diving club, has sponsored the development of a specialty scuba diver license plate that will hit the road in the July. 

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Two 15-year-old Woodland Heights residents are being honored next month because of their ongoing efforts to keep Houston clean. Caoilin Krauthaus and Lila Mankad started an online petition when they were 9, asking the City of Houston to ban single-use plastics, and have spoken about the issue at the state capitol. They also started a business in which they employ an Afghan refugee who makes reusable bags out of upcycled materials.

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Houston police recently arrested a man suspected of murdering Miguel Vasquez, a 37-year-old father of two, in the Dave & Buster’s parking lot on Easter Sunday, when he was walking to his car with his 10-year-old daughter. Nicholas Thomas faces a capital murder charge, and prosecutors say he was identified after his own son accidentally shot himself with the same gun.