There’s a lot going on in Oak Forest, maybe now more so than ever, or at least in recent memory.
Arguments between Democrats and Republicans used to focus mostly on issues such as the economy, tax rates, healthcare administration, how to deploy our armed forces, abortion and whether government should be more involved or less involved in citizens’ lives. And voters listened to what polit…
The 11th Street Bikeway project has had its detractors since the City of Houston first told the Heights neighborhood about it nearly three years ago.
A 95-year-old Shady Acres resident and World War II veteran has had his name and image all over the internet in recent weeks because his case has become emblematic of the debate over a controversial voting law, Senate Bill 1, that could restrict him and others from voting by mail, or voting at all.
It's been more than 500 days since the MKT Bridge closed, and local cyclists are frustrated with the lack of access to a critical link in the city's bike network.
Martha Mears has lived in Oak Forest since 2013, and she spent the last five years serving on the executive board for the Oak Forest Homeowners Association (OFHA).
I’ve never met John Wethington or attended a service at New Day Church, where he is the lead pastor. We had our first interaction just a few days ago, exchanging some messages on Facebook.
The most convincing argument I’ve heard against replacing the Houston ISD Board of Education with a state-appointed board of managers – the intention expressed in 2019 by Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath and the crux of a lawsuit making its way to the Texas Supreme Court – is that su…
Editor Adam Zuvanich is still a big fan of Thanksgiving, but he's appreciated the chance to ring in the Christmas spirit a bit earlier this year.
One thing is for sure: The legacy of AstroWorld has forever been altered and damaged, which is a shame.
For her first Halloween, Rachel Zuvanich dressed up as Wonder Woman. It made for an incredibly cute costume for my 6-month-old daughter, and it could not have been more fitting.
Much of the baseball world despises the Houston Astros. So what, writes editor Adam Zuvanich, who says we should ignore the hate and shower our hometown team with love during its third World Series appearance in the last five years.
We recently unveiled The Leader Daily Newsletter, which is another step toward becoming an everyday source of valuable community news instead of something you see and appreciate only once per week.
In the aftermath of Tropical Storm Nicholas, Editor Adam Zuvanich argues it's long past time to build the Ike Dike.
Editor Adam Zuvanich reflects on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, and how we should acknowledge the lives lost and sacrifices made on the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.
Editor Adam Zuvanich writes about the annual event White Linen Night in the Heights, which may be technically canceled but is still on, unofficially.
White Linen Night is still on, unofficially
Editor Adam Zuvanich writes about street safety measures that were implemented after local tragedies. He hopes future progress can be made without a tragedy.
Editor Adam Zuvanich writes about the troubling crime trends during the last year, since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, both locally and across the Houston area.
Editor Adam Zuvanich writes about the legacy John Davis, who worked as a crossing guard at Travis Elementary, left behind after his passing on June 1.
Editor Adam Zuvanich might not live in The Leader's coverage area, but it's still home to him.
Writing about someone who has recently died can be one of the most gut-wrenching, heartbreaking, all-around difficult assignments a journalist can have. It requires talking to people who are in the midst of grieving the loss of a loved one or dear friend, which can be an emotional, uncomfort…
When Amy Peck ran for Houston City Council in District A, one of her campaign promises was to push for a sunset review of city government. She wanted each department and city-sponsored program to undergo a thorough audit to ensure they were making the most of their resources and operating as…
Homebuilders all across Houston – and many homeowners as well – likely have been in scramble mode.
Patricia Allen called it a blessing and a curse – a blessing for Grenita Lathan and a curse for Houston ISD.
The topic is almost taboo in some circles around Houston, yet it seems to come up often in conversations about neighborhoods, real estate development and how residential interests intersect with those of industry.
The pine trees that tower above the Sinclair Elementary School campus provide oxygen, shade and scenery for the surrounding community. They help provide protection from flooding, too, because the mature trees’ root systems help soak up water after heavy rains.
The story had been written for a whole week, and it was the clear choice to dominate the front page of last week’s newspaper.
We’re proud of the work we do here at The Leader, and the stories we’ve told in 2020 were no exception. The COVID-19 pandemic has made it a difficult year on just about everybody, including our small staff, but we’d like to think we rose to the challenge and kept the community informed while uplifting […]
A month ago, we reported about the repaving of the trail at T.C. Jester Park, which had become deteriorated with cracks in the asphalt and sink holes. It had therefore become a safety hazard. I found out last week what had prompted the Houston Parks Board to undertake the project, which was simple in the […]
For many of us, Thanksgiving was not as enjoyable this year as it usually is. We were encouraged not to travel and not to gather with our friends and families on account of COVID-19, which is spreading as rapidly as ever across our city, our state and our nation. Some of us had to catch […]
Let’s face it, 2020 has been a stinker of a year. We’ve been mired in a pandemic since March, with COVID-19 having claimed the lives of far too many people and infected so many others that even looking at the case numbers can make one sick. Even for those who have been able to steer […]
Back in September, before the election, Wendell Champion spoke proudly about the traction he was gaining in the area. The Republican challenger to U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, a Democrat who first was elected to Congress in 1994, had seen his face on several campaign signs decorating front yards throughout the Garden Oaks and Oak […]
A few days from now, half the country is going to hate the other half. If Donald Trump is re-elected as president, you’re going to hear about how he’s a wannabe dictator who profits from sitting in the Oval Office, fans the flames of bigotry and lies about everything from COVID-19 to his tax returns […]
Not even 48 hours had passed since Brendan Posterick stood helplessly outside his Heights apartment and watched his car – the first one he worked for and bought with his own money – burn to a bloody crisp. So he had every right to be angry and every reason to point fingers and cast blame. […]
It might come as a surprise to readers of The Leader that the people charged with putting it together every week – namely me – do not always choose the type of news we include. We strive to keep our community informed, engaged and entertained, and sometimes that entails reporting the most significant things that […]
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