Pastry chef Sharon Gofreed got married three weeks ago to become Sharon Leonard and that’s not the only big change in her life. This weekend is also the soft opening for Sweet Bribery, the pastry and ice-cream shop she is opening with other investors at 250 W. 19th St. The site of the former Chippendale Eastlake Antiques store was purchased by Braun Enterprises in 2015. Clothing stores Mary & Moss and Proper are already open next to Sweet Bribery. Leonard was previously the pastry chef at State of Grace, the JW Marriott Houston and Uchi. She says that she’s very excited for this newest endeavor and that most everything is being made in house. “There is something for every member of the family,” said Leonard. “Sweets for the kids with premium ice cream and toppings and … [Read more...] about Sweet Bribery opens on 19th Street
Summer vacation wasn’t all lounging by the pool and catching up on summer blockbusters for some local students. And if Mattea Rodgers, Miranda Wilkes or Alyssa Caver are tasked with the obligatory back to school essay, they will have plenty to share. Mattea Rodgers, an eighth grader at Frank Black Middle School, went to North Carolina to compete in the USATF Hershey National Junior Olympics, which is governed by USA Track & Field. To get there, Rodgers excelled in a series of preliminary events. First, she was in the top eight in her area’s association – the Gulf Association in Southeast Texas. Then those top eight went to a regional event in San Antonio. Only the top five in the region qualify for the USATF National Junior Olympics. Rodgers explains that there are 16 regions … [Read more...] about Area kids did some great things this summer
Dear Tabby, I’ve noticed that my dog licks his lips constantly--and not just at dinner time! Why do you think he’s doing this and should I be concerned? Licking Issues in Lazybrook Dear Licking Issues, I have to be honest: your question stumped me! The excessive licking of the lips is a behavior that I’ve noticed among my canine friends, but wasn’t something that I’d ever really wondered about until you contacted us here at The Leader News. Thanks to your query, I did some digging around and found a few potential answers to your question, A Form of Communication and Affection According to many dog experts, (and much like humans) dogs use their tongues, mouths and lips to communicate. The difference is that, while humans use their mouths to communicate via speech, dogs … [Read more...] about Does your dog lick his lips excessively? Find out why!
CORRECTION: The draft guidelines for Houston Heights Historic Districts is actually one of five listed on the City of Houston’s Planning Department website. The Leader Newspaper erroneously stated the draft guidelines would be the first among the city’s 19 historic districts in our June 23 edition. We apologize for this error. The headline is also a little misleading, in that the article refers to the guidelines for historic Heights neighborhoods. We’re not trying to infer that the guidelines themselves are “historic” in any way. What does stand out is the sheer length of the Heights draft – 222 pages at present – compared with the four other guideline manuals for Houston historic neighborhoods. Old Sixth Ward has a 71-page document, High First Ward has 62 pages, Germantown in Woodland … [Read more...] about Our mistake: Heights guidelines lengthy, but not unique
The Houston Heights neighborhoods deemed “historic” by the city now have something no other historic neighborhood in this city has: A draft document detailing design guidelines for officials to use when deciding home alteration or construction permits. By a vote of 8-2 in favor, the Houston Archaeological and Historical Commission sent the guidelines up the chain to the city’s Quality of Life Committee. The QLC will discuss the guidelines at 10 a.m. on June 28 at the City Hall Annex. If approved, the measure will go before the full city council for possible approval. It has been a long and laborious process to reach the Thursday, June 14 vote – and that meeting was no different. What was to be a quick review of changes made to the document and an up-or-down vote became a 75-minute … [Read more...] about Historic Heights guidelines approved by city commission