Residents of the Heights may have noticed the exhibit in the front yard of a home at E. 12th Street and Courtlandt. At first glance, it appears to be a garden variety yard sale with old apparel hanging from a clothesline and a table displaying odds and ends. On closer inspection, visitors discover it’s not a yard sale at all, but a “mini-museum.” Fourteen-year-old Heights resident Jake Cosgrove has been curating WWII relics for six years, and the remarkable youth shares them with the public in his front yard every other Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon. Jake calls his collection the “Houston Heights Mini WWII Museum,” and it’s nothing short of amazing. Jake conducts “tours” of the mini museum for anyone who stops to look; he carefully identifies the 90 relics and recounts the origin and … [Read more...] about Teenage Cosgrove curates Houston Heights Mini WWII Museum
Opera in the Heights (Oh!) announced last week that the company met its urgent fundraising goal of $85,000, allowing the 2016-2017 season to proceed. Oh!’s many supporters are thrilled. There was a good possibility that the curtain had fallen for the last time without it. “This year, Opera in the Heights experienced one of the greatest challenges of its 21-year existence,” explained Mariam Khalili, Oh!’s Executive Director. “In one month, our community pulled together to make this upcoming season a reality. I must express my deep appreciation to our ‘Oh! Angels.’ There were many tears the day the help came through.” While the news is wonderful, the work is not yet finished. The company still faces the need to raise an additional $65,000 to ensure its financial health. For more than two … [Read more...] about Opera in the Heights (Oh!) gets an encore
As students and staff stroll through the Durham Elementary School courtyard, before them now will be a masterpiece which faculty and staff say captures the very essence of the school and its mission. Last Thursday, Aug. 18, throngs of Durham Elementary students, parents and teachers gathered within the courtyard to experience the unveiling of a new mural painstakingly created over the course of two weeks by Houston-area artist Tra’ Slaughter. As a world and dual-language school, every year Durham’s curriculum dictates each grade level focuses on one specific continent, and from that continent they choose a different country to dig deeper into and focus on throughout the year. Durham staff approached Slaughter back in July with the hope of creating a project which would breathe … [Read more...] about Mural captures spirit of Durham Elementary
Two men have been charged in connection with a raid conducted by the Harris County Precinct 1 Constable's Office late Thursday morning in the 3900 block of Cortlandt St., across the street from the athletic field at Booker T. Washington High School. In all, three suspects were taken into custody without incident when Constable Alan Rosen's team burst through the door, subsequently discovering heroine, crack cocaine, meth and codeine as well as a fully-loaded 9 mm Glock pistol next to the door. Barry Dixon, 38 and Craig Ross, 45, have both been charged with possession of controlled substances with intent to deliver, enhanced by proximity to a school. In addition, a charge of felony possession of a firearm was filed against Ross. A third suspect arrested in the raid is not facing any … [Read more...] about Two charged in connection with drug raid near Booker T. Washington
Dear Tabby, We adopted a puppy over the summer and my kids enjoyed playing and taking care of her. Now that school is starting, I’m worried that the change in routine will upset the puppy. What can we do to ensure a smooth back-to-school season for our pooch? Reading, Writing and Rottweiler-mixes in Woodland Heights Dear Reading, Writing and Rottweiler-mixes, You’re right. While back to school can spell the return of structure and good habits for humans, it can be a lonely, confusing time for your pet--especially a pet who is new to a family with children. Instead of lazy mornings at home, spent with the pets, now the kids are rushing out the door before the sun is up and often aren’t home until the sun is setting. This spells long, boring days for a dog who has only known … [Read more...] about Is your dog ready for back-to-school?