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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.

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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…

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]