Although brunch is often thought to be a weekend activity, thankfully with a place like Snooze in the neighborhood, which is open for brunch daily, your breakfast/lunch options just improved dramatically. Snooze, an A.M. Eatery, henceforth simply known as Snooze, opened their first store in Denver, Colorado in 2006. I know what you are thinking, Denver is already famous for its omelet, but Snooze does much more than just omelets. The Heights location, which is the company’s fourth Houston location, opened for business January 24. Snooze as a company strives to source locally and has noteworthy programs of partnering directly with Central American coffee farmers. Since I was able to research Snooze on a Saturday morning with the other C. Davis’s on a family brunch date, we were able to … [Read more...] about First taste: Snooze, an A.M. Eatery
In 2016, Richard Carranza’s comically short tenure as Houston ISD’s superintendent began with a great deal of so-called “listening.” Just prior to Carranza’s selection, trustees held “listening sessions” to hear from constituents about the qualities desired in the district’s next leader. The search consultants ultimately used words like “community-focused,” “financially and politically savvy” and “transparent communicator” to describe the type of person people desired to lead HISD. During the search process, I had asked several trustees when they planned to write a new vision for the district. After all, the current vision document was authored decades ago and prior to the hiring of the last several superintendents. Furthermore, the then-new board, ushered in with the election … [Read more...] about Will HISD finally find a new vision?
From Staff Reports Despite posting a perfect regular season (their fourth consecutive winning season and first unbeaten season in school history) in 2017, Waltrip High School will be searching for new candidate to lead them on the gridiron. Per a tweet last Friday morning, it appears Head Coach and Athletic Director Todd Wright has accepted a position with Killeen Ellison in the same capacity. Killeen ISD announced the move Friday morning in a press release. Wright replaces Trent Gregory, who announced in January his retirement as head football coach and athletics coordinator at Ellison. “We are excited to have Coach Wright joining Killeen ISD and Ellison High School,” Killeen ISD Superintendent John Craft said in a release. “Coach Wright has done an incredible job in Houston … [Read more...] about Wright leaving Waltrip for Ellison
Dear Editor: Thank you for a thoughtful, insightful editorial on the Parkland tragedy. I agree that there is plenty of blame to go around. Clearly these students and their families were underserved on so many levels and by looking at who and what to blame perhaps we can find meaningful solutions that will minimize the amount and size of these events. As a parent of grown children, I am eternally grateful that I was never faced with these challenges, however that doesn’t stop me from looking past the rhetoric in the hope of not just “doing something,” but analyzing why we treat each other so badly. We live in the best country in the world, have the most opportunity to live successful lives and yet we are dogged by the same problems over and over again. So, I hark back to when my … [Read more...] about Reader: Blame is our nation’s worthless currency
Sunday March 25, 2018 Doors 6 p.m. Showtime 7 p.m. Kitchen 5:30 p.m. The Heights Theater(map) 339 W 19th St. Houston TX 77008 Howie Day’s emotionally resonant lyrics and inventive melodies have earned him both critical praise and a legion of devoted fans. He is known for his energetic, heartfelt shows, where he connects with audiences through the strength of his songwriting and his quirky sense of humor. Day’s warm tenor voice “soars into fluttering, high registers, but also grates with real, pleading grit,” as one critic put it. After sales of over a million records and two Top 10 hits, Day is back on the road in support of his new studio album, Lanterns. A native of Bangor, Maine, Day began playing piano at age five and guitar at age 12. By 15, … [Read more...] about Howie Day with special guest Meiko perform at The Heights Theater, March 25