Not even 48 hours had passed since Brendan Posterick stood helplessly outside his Heights apartment and watched his car – the first one he worked for and bought with his own money – burn to a bloody crisp. So he had every right to be angry and every reason to point fingers and cast blame. But he also had seen where the conversation in his community was headed. So Posterick … [Read more...] about Truth-seeking a tough but important task
A barber shop is generally the best place to go for a beard trim, which is how I came to know Doug Dreher and the 11th Street staple where he spent most of the last two decades. I was spending a sunny Saturday afternoon in the Heights, and my better half wanted me to clean up the overgrown bush that was hiding my face. So we made a stop at Doug’s Barber Shop, which caught my … [Read more...] about Longtime Heights barber leaves one-of-a-kind legacy
Call me old-school or old-fashioned. Maybe I’m just old and reluctant to try new things. So when a City of Houston employee told me on Monday how I could expedite receipt of public information I had requested – by logging on to an online system the city recently started using to process open records requests – I was skeptical. I had already formally submitted the request in an … [Read more...] about Ask the city online and you shall receive … hopefully
It started with a Tweet by a prominent college football player and spread all over the United States, even catching the attention of the president. Donald Trump said he supported the message put out Monday by Clemson University quarterback Trevor Lawrence, who started a sports-wide movement by posting #WeWantToPlay on his social media account. The sentiment resonated with high … [Read more...] about Should high school sports happen this fall?
It might come as a surprise to readers of The Leader that the people charged with putting it together every week – namely me – do not always choose the type of news we include. We strive to keep our community informed, engaged and entertained, and sometimes that entails reporting the most significant things that happen in the days leading up to publication. The top two stories … [Read more...] about We don’t choose the news, we just report it