You know that nugget about learning something new every day? If you work in the media, it’s true – especially with readers like Roger Barnaby sending us such wonderful information. If you’ve missed the past few editions of The Leader, we’ve spent a lot of time covering public transportation – trains, Metro, traffic headaches. Our best readers are the ones who respond, and Mr. … [Read more...] about One reader offers a transportation education
Less than a year after I moved to Houston, a local doctor diagnosed me with a fairly common medical condition called raging blood pressure. Not a big deal, she said. Just take this tiny pill each day and watch your eyelids collapse on your cheeks. A few months after beginning my prescription regimen, the good doctor suggested I have a check-up. Like any sane person scared of a … [Read more...] about Why can’t we just park our cars to get donuts?
You have questions, and I’d love to help answer them. So let’s take a new approach to a column that probably bores half of our readers to tears each week. Two items in the news recently – both of them local – have sparked a series of concerns. To be certain, I am no expert in these subjects, but as a humble observer of most things local, I’d like to add some perspective to … [Read more...] about Laws won’t save the P.O. or stop the train
So a group of private billionaires wants to build a train through our neighborhood. Sounds like a wonderful plan, assuming they don’t mess up our property values, don’t seize our land and actually find that group of billionaires to do the funding. If you’ve followed the news lately, you know about the environmental study being discussed by Texas Central Railway and its … [Read more...] about You’re fighting this train idea for the wrong reasons
Cousin Eddie had a wonderful line in that timeless holiday classic, “Christmas Vacation.” (If you haven’t seen the movie, don’t worry, my wife hasn’t either.) Eddie described a horrible Christmas gift – membership to a Jelly-of-the-Month Club – as “the gift that keeps on giving.” I haven’t had too many horrible Christmas gifts in my life, but as we all enjoy this week with … [Read more...] about Our son is the gift that keeps on giving