For the past year there has been a lot of coverage in The Leader and the online community about a new HEB on North Shepherd that is to be built. I think it is definitely needed in that area, but for many of the older people in the T.C. Jester surrounding communities, the store on 18th is an excellent store because we can easily access it and parking is easy. It is easy to find needed items. Whatever happens I hope they don’t close the 18th Street store. We older people like the easy access and yes, it is crowded and doesn’t have a full line of some things, but for everyday needs and groceries, I love it! They have good meats and good produce. Sometimes the huge stores are difficult for people to find a needed item and if you have limited mobility or time constraints, it can be frustrating.
I have even encountered younger people who live north of W. 43rd who use the 18th Street store because they don’t have to walk all over a huge store to purchase several items when they are in a hurry.
Lease agreement for a wine glass?
Regarding “Vote to repeal Heights booze laws nears,” the likelihood that voters will elect to abolish the quasi-prohibition in Houston’s greatest neighborhood is overwhelming. Decades ago in Oklahoma on business, I first understood the preposterous futility of imposing unreasonable alcohol restrictions. In order to enjoy a glass of wine with a steak at a Tulsa hotel dining room — in a region where sales-by-the-drink of such were illegal — I had to sign a lease agreement and place a deposit, then pay rent … for the wine glass! The wine itself was nominally free, since selling it was illegal, thus I was merely renting the drinking vessel. The lease term expired after each drink was finished, and was automatically renewed if I kept the glass, requested a refill and paid incremental rent. (I checked the fine print: I was not allowed to sub-let my glass to another patron.) This bizarre charade exemplified the inanity of government intervention in reasonable freedom: Our legislooters/congrestitutes in their echo-chamber wisdom, and the robotic bureaucrats they employ, simply assume that Americans will meekly cave to whatever clownishly irrational law gets inflicted upon them. No good, G.I. — that just ain’t the case.
Man killed for his groceries
I live in the complex that Mr. Duke lived in. Apparently his life was not even worth a byline on the major news outlets. I had walked down the same street where he was murdered not 30 minutes before he was killed, and it is so sad to hear of murdering a man for his groceries. I really hope they find the punk who killed him and ensure he can never kill anyone again.
Young leaders are an impressive generation
You all are the greatest team on this side of Heaven. You keep the Heights connected and engaged, informed, and entertained. Keep that going #Houstonstrong.