Dear Tabby, I have some New Year’s resolutions in mind for myself, but I was thinking about ways that I can improve the life of my dog in 2016 as well. Any tips on how to make sure that 2016 is my pup’s best year yet? Healthy resolutions in The Heights Dear Healthy Resolutions, While humans all over the world are spending time this month considering their past failures and dreaming of future success, it is a good idea to keep Fido in mind when planning for a fruitful year of happiness and good health. Much like most American’s resolutions, the biggest thing you can do to make sure that Fido starts the new year healthy is to consider his diet and exercise habits. These days, grain-free is the biggest buzzword in pet food. The truth is, the canine digestive system is still pretty primitive. … [Read more...] about Resolutions that your pet can benefit from
It’s no secret that the Heights has been a hot market for real estate. While builders continue to make tightly laid out townhome communities, the area has also continued attracted players looking to differentiate themselves from the competition, and much of that all comes down to one term – “luxury.” Perhaps the biggest luxury among many moving into the Heights is space. While some developments sacrifice space to maximize the number of lots available to consumers, Partners in Building is taking a much different route with the design of its Fountain Park community on West 26th Street, which is expected to have homes available in early 2016. The design of the community, which boasts large greenspaces and – a shocker to some in the Heights – room for parking, represents a shift in what … [Read more...] about Heights builders focusing on new ‘luxury’ offerings
Dear Tabby, My vet keeps trying to sell me on microchipping my dog. I’m concerned that it’s a plot by the government to track me. Is that really necessary, or just another way for the vet to make money and for the government to keep tabs on me? Paranoid in Shepard Park Dear Paranoid, I can assure you that (in this case) your vet has only your pet’s best interests in mind (and the government couldn’t care less about what your dog is up to). With growing technology in the veterinary field, new measures of protection for companion animals are now available to owners at a low cost. Microchipping, one of the newest ways to locate and identify lost animals, is growing in popularity and efficiency. A microchip is a glass encased device that bears an identification number unique to … [Read more...] about Does the government care what Fido is up to?
With 2016 just around the corner, we're taking a look back at this year's biggest stories. 10. HISD makes history with public high school Montessori Waltrip High School will be joining forces with both Garden Oaks Elementary and Wilson Elementary in the next year as HISD looks to become one of the few school districts in the entire region offering a public Montessori option for high schoolers. In an exclusive story, Waltrip principal Dale Mitchell told The Leader that the new “school-within-a-school program” will be a win-win for both Waltrip and parents looking for continuing education within the Montessori method. The high school Montessori program will also be a first for the state according to the American Montessori Society, and officials currently expect to welcome 40 to … [Read more...] about The top 10 stories that shaped 2015
The Greater Heights Area Chamber of Commerce is calling all vocalists and music lovers alike to be contestants in the 7th annual “Idol of the Heights” competition. Contestants must be 16 years of age and need to be registered by Fri., Feb. 5, 2016. Registration is now open and contestants are admitted on a first-come first-serve basis. Pre-registration is $30 for all music genres. The Idol of the Heights first place winner will receive a cash prize of $1,500. Idol of the Heights will have three Prelim events with a different genre each night: Fri., Feb. 5 – Open Genre; Fri., Feb. 12 – Rhythm, Blues and Ballads; Fri., Feb. 19 – Rock and Country. Five singers will be voted through each night of Prelims — the top four contestants will be voted in by the celebrity judges and one contestant … [Read more...] about Greater Heights Chamber of Commerce invites contestants for ‘Idol of the Heights’