Dear Editor: Just wanted to share a comment on your cardiac case as well. I had the same situation happen to me in June 2015. Cardiac arrest that evening. My wife called 911. Paramedics off Seamist station worked on me at the house over an hour as well. Shocking me five different times. Off to same hospital and induced a low temp coma for four days. A blessing I am still here from God. No physical or mental defects and trying to still get my arms around this episode. I would love to speak with you some time to share this with you. My wife is my Savior on this. I owe her everything! Douglass Spreen Dear Editor: My name is April Shaw, Lisa Bedford is my sister. The CV ICU nurses and PCAs at Memorial Hermann Greater Heights were awesome! Explained all about the meds, procedures that … [Read more...] about Reader: Stars align as cooling technology helps save resident’s life
Dear Editor: I live in Section 17 of Oak Forest, which basically is the backside of Scarborough High School and over to 290. I have lived here for over 30 years and this is a first for me. We have approximately 14 TNR (Trap, neuter and release) cats in our neighborhood. They can be easily identified because the City of Houston clips one ear before they rerelease them into our neighborhoods. Most of the residents are okay with this policy because it was explained to us that the animals would reduce the mice and other vermin we have due to construction and general activity. The program was started about three years ago and most of the cats are doing their jobs just fine. I, personally, have adopted one of them and he lives in my backyard. No roaches or mice anywhere. We had a black … [Read more...] about Reader: Animal cruelty not tolerated
Dear Editor: The Houston Heights lost one of its cornerstone personalities on June 18, when Yvette “Bitsy” Hornak, 59, unexpectedly passed away. Bitsy graduated from Harvard Elementary, Hamilton Junior High, and Reagan High School -- and, as she once declared, “You just don’t get any more Heights than that.” Bitsy was sweet, tough, hilarious and direct -- she didn’t take any... well, let’s simply say Bitsy didn’t tolerate any nonsense from anybody... even as she enjoyed life immensely and was always a loyal, loyal friend. Heights folk knew her from the old Studewood Food Market (later Fiesta, at 14th Street), from Jimmy’s Ice House, and from the Big Kroger in Merchant’s Park. Bitsy’s sad passing merely propels the Houston Heights another notch forward in the ongoing dilution of our … [Read more...] about Reader: So long to local friend
Dear Editor: Scott McClellan, would provide, clear, detailed answers to your questions regarding HEB’s promised experimental multi floor, super store on Shepherd. However, he’s currently distracted by his Pants Fire. They were never going to build anything but a “Pantry” style store on the property (if that). It was all about the “Wet/Dry” vote. Here’s the chance to prove me wrong, Scott. Build a biggie on Shepherd at 23rd. Let’s see those bulldozers and cranes. Jerry Pinckard Houston is no Silicon Valley Dear Editor: The best time of my life was the 10 years I spent in the SF Bay Area, first five years in Palo Alto, later in Berkeley. Coming home after work I would scale the Berkeley Hills on my mountain bike and be rewarded with a great view over the bay on the top … [Read more...] about Reader: HEB Shepherd location a superstore or pantry?
Dear Editor: What is concerning is the rate at which new restaurants and bars spring up, only to quickly disappear, leaving their discarded husks (for example Bernadine’s and Hunky Dory). The streets are not able to handle the added traffic and there is little room for on street parking. The businesses move into the neighborhood that already has laws in place, and then hires out of town companies to get them over turned. After the restaurants move on, who knows what will happen in the Heights. Another concern about more alcohol sales is that every weekend brings a carnage of drunk driving deaths in Houston. What we really need is to have the legal limit for driving reduced to 0.02 or at least 0.05, as it is in most of Europe. However, our state representative is busy with misguided … [Read more...] about Reader: Lifting another ban sure seems rushed