Let me start with a confession. When I looked into working for The Leader, my first inclination was to look down on it. All my previous jobs in journalism had been for daily newspapers, which operated at a fast pace I liked and seemed to carry more cachet both within the profession and among the news-consuming public. A weekly is a sleepy place to be, I thought, and … [Read more...] about Community support leads to great news coverage
In many ways, graduating from high school is like breaking free from the shackles of childhood. Most graduates turn 18 years old within the year before they receive their diplomas, making them newly minted adults who can vote in elections, apply for loans and buy lottery tickets, among other newfound freedoms. And by the time classes are dismissed and final exams are taken, … [Read more...] about Plan for citywide celebration of graduates could backfire
Maybe it’s because most of us had gotten a little stir crazy. Perhaps we were so tired of being stuck at home, and unable to go to a ballgame or a bar or a neighborhood barbecue, that we weren’t thinking clearly. It could be that we just needed to unleash our pent-up anger and anxiety over COVID-19, the disease that has damaged our families, our economy and our emotional … [Read more...] about It’s fine not to want to wear a mask, but do it anyway
Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner made a tour of our area last Sunday, visiting a shuttered hospital in Shady Acres and then making stops at the H-E-B grocery store in the Heights as well as the Kroger on West 43rd Street. At the latter two stops, Turner walked the stores with executives for each company, surveyed their stock and took stock of their social distancing practices. … [Read more...] about Are supermarkets safe places to shop?
It’s all about local at The Leader, which strives to provide community news that no one else can. National media outlets don’t bother to report on issues involving area homeowners associations, happenings at schools in Northwest Houston or the latest shopping center to take shape. In turn, we generally don’t concern ourselves with things that happen outside of the Heights, … [Read more...] about Give journalists vote of confidence during elections