I don’t write many editorials for The Leader. Only when the spirit – or the publisher – calls. The first one I did in 2012 was about a subject I felt very passionate about. Called ‘Imagining commercial potential in her little corner of the world’, the article still lives online. Interestingly, it’s the first thing that comes up under a Google search for my name. As a near … [Read more...] about What will it take to move the needle at 43rd and Rosslyn?
There are two times each year that I am convinced that I will actually become a different, better, person. The first is the start of the school year. In getting ready to send my own kids off for another year, I remember the joy of a brand new Trapper Keeper (remember those?), the smell of new, unblemished, notebooks, and I think about all the things I never did that I’m finally … [Read more...] about To resolve or not to resolve, that is the question
Over the years I’ve logged in quite a bit of time at the Juanitas on West T C Jester. I enjoy the cheerful interior, the convenience and the quick service, and oh yes, the margaritas. I’ve also encountered my go-to Mexican restaurant from a different vantage point – the White Oak Hike and Bike trail. From that view, I see a dumpster and employee cars, as well as the giant … [Read more...] about Come so they will build it
It would seem the fox is in the hen house at Oak Forest Homeowners Association. I cannot say it surprises me as I have seen the ‘lie down and play dead’ attitude of the deed restrictions committee increasing in recent years, so whether it is a third floor being built on Cheshire or a lot subdivided on Du Barry, it does not seem to get much resistance from the committee. I think … [Read more...] about Controversies brew over Oak Forest Garden Oaks deed restriction issues
Don’t get me wrong. I love the Creek restaurants. I like the food, the vibe, all of it. I just take issue with their branding. I know Gary Mosley has fond memories of visiting the Hill Country as a kid and apparently enjoyed himself immensely in Austin when he attended a San Marcos prep school. He’s told other publications that he wanted to bring a relaxed vibe to Houston … [Read more...] about A Greater Heights takeover? Seems like it