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THE LEADER.

38th Edition October 26, 2013


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• Driving Range • Chipping Green • Putting Green • Beer/Wine Icehouse • Kids Playground • Golf lessons available for all ages

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From the Publisher

If you need it, you can likely find it here Welcome to another year of The Guide. Welcome to the 38th edition of The Guide. That’s right. In 1975, the owners of The Leader decided this community needed something that pulled together all of the most useful information about the Heights, Garden Oaks, Oak Forest and the neighborhoods of North Houston, compiling it into one edition called The Guide. The purpose of this publication way back when was to help the new folks find their way to local businesses, restaurants and recreation. It also served as a reminder to the people who had long settled in this area about all the wonderful places Jonathan McElvy and people we have here. To say things haven’t changed much in these 38 years would be quite the understatement. The reality is we live in a digital world where almost anything can be found with the click of the mouse or the entry of a few keywords. That doesn’t make a publication like The Guide irrelevant, though. In fact, I believe it’s just the opposite. You see, when you open your computer or smart phone to find a business or an activity, that’s a “lean-forward” sort of approach. You want to find a steak house, so you search for steak house. “Lean-forward” searching is a good thing, and it’s made our lives a little more simple. But there’s another way to find information, and it’s something I like to call “lean-back” searching. “Lean-back” happens when you open a publication like The Guide. If you literally lean back in your chair and flip through these pages, you may find something you never would have searched for on your tablet or smart phone or computer. Maybe you’ll notice a business that you had no idea was only a mile away. Maybe you’ll find a youth sports league or patio bar that allows dogs. We tend to lean forward so often these days, and we don’t take enough time to just sit back and read. And that’s what we hope you’ll do as you thumb through the pages of The Guide. To the right, you’ll find a listing of every business in this community that chose to support a project like this. “Shop Local” has become a clichéd catch-phrase. In this case, we hope you’ll support the people who support our community

Staff Charlotte Aguilar Lucinda Dukate Jack Dukate Michael Sudhalter Ken Fountain

Advertising Directory

A Guide to Local Businesses 5050 Acorn Golf A/C Man A1 Discount Plumbing Abiding Faith UMC Adolf Hoepfl Garage Airteam Heating & Cooling Alabama Furniture & Accessories Allegiance Bank Andy’s Tex-Mex Antiques by Nancy Berryhill in the Heights Blissful Indulgence Blue Moon Antiques Buffaloe Floor Covering Cabana Tans Cajun Town Café Casa Ramirez Folk Art Cavatore Italian Restaurant Complete Medical Supply Cookie Davenport Craft Texas Properties Cyclone Anaya’s Dana Shinn Darlene’s Flower & Gift Shop David Lorms - Farmers Insurance Discover Gymnastics Eclectic Home Fairbanks United Methodist Church Falco Construction First Baptist Church-Heights Forgotten Sinners Frida Mexican Kitchen Garden Oaks Montessori Magnet Grace United Methodist Church Grady Green Remodeling Inc. Harmony Electric Harriet and Joe Foster Family YMCA Harting Automotive Hope Episcopal Church Houston Dairymaids Houston Dance Works Houston Highway Credit Union Houston Sports & Social Club iCycle Immanuel Lutheran School Immanuel Lutheran Church Integrity Funeral Care Joshua’s Native Plants JVP Jewelers Kendal Bezecny La Hacienda Escondida

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Linda Scarborough Lindale Church Lutheran High North Maine-ly Sandwiches Mark E. Lawton, DDS Memorial Hermann-Northwest Merle Norman Cosmetics Mission Air Conditioning Montessori Children’s Cottage Near Northwest Management District Nline Automotive Northwest Chiropractic Center Oak Forest Area Democrats Oaks Presbyterian Church Our Savior Lutheran School Pamela Efferson Properties Papa Mo’s Deli Parsley Studio Paws Pet Resort Phyllis Oeser Posh Petal Prosperity Bank Renee Garg, M.D.P.A. Rio Grande Fence Co. Ruggles Green Ryland Homes Scoop le Poop Sharon Ettinger Shipley Do-nuts Sinclair Elementary Soap Suds Coin Laundry Southern Dental Spanish Flowers St. Ambrose Catholic School St. Jerome Catholic School St. Matthew’s United Methodist Church St. Pius X High School St. Stephen’s United Methodist Church Susan Lafferty - Mary Kay TDECU Texas Cafeteria The Village of the Heights Tin Hall Tim Herschbach Photography Today’s Vision Tommy Smith T-Shirt Works U.S. Coins Vineyard Church of Houston Wendy Prater

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About our cover Editor Design Design Writer Writer

Tim Herschbach is a professional photographer from the Heights who usually points his lens toward faraway landscapes. For this year’s edition of The Guide, we asked him to create a landscape portrait in his own backyard, so to speak – something depicting what makes Leader neighborhoods so desirable – that oasis-in-the-big-city feel. He took this shot at sunset on the Heights bike trail, which leads its riders toward the sleek skyline of downtown, and safely back again.


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No need to search online: General information numbers ANIMALS

CHILD CARE AND PROTECTION

Citizens for Animal Protection (cap4pets. org) 281-497-0591 Animal Bite Cases BARC, 713-229-7300 Harris County Veterinary Public Health (Shelter and bite cases) 281-999-3191 or 311 Shelter Services (city) 713-229-7300 Houston Humane Society (houstonhumane.org) 713-433-6421 Houston Spay-Neuter and Animal Wellness Clinic (or SNAP) 713-862-8001 Houston Police Animal Control 713-8843131 Rabies Control Center, city (BARC) 713229-7300 Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (www.houstonspca.org) 713-869-7722 Special Pals Pet Adoption 281-579-7387 Texas Wildlife Rehabilitation Coalition 713468-8972

Health and Human Services Department 832-393-5169 Child Care Licensing (www.dfps.state.tx.us) 713-940-3009 Child Protective Services (www.dfps.state. tx.us) 713-394-4000

CONSUMER INFORMATION Better Business Bureau (www.houston.bbb. org) 713-868-9500 Consumer Fraud Division, Harris County District Attorney 713-7555836 Consumer Protection AND PUBLIC HEALTH Division, State Attorney General 713-223-5886

COUNTY GOVERNMENT

CITY DEPARTMENTS

Houston Airport System 281-233-3000 Bush Intercontinental Airport 281-230-3100 William P. Hobby Airport 713-640-3000 City Secretary 832-393-1100 Department of Finance and Administration (finance.director@houstontx.gov) 832-3939051 Emergency Management 713-884-4500 Fire Department 832-394-6700 or 311(nonemergency) 713-884-3144 Health & Human Resources 832-393-5169 Human Resources 713-837-9300 Inspections & Public Services (CHIPS) 832-394-0600 or 3-1-1 Municipal Courts, administration 713-2475464 or 311 presidingjudge@houstontx.gov Municipal Courts, traffic ticket information 713-837-0311 or 311 Municipal Courts, prosecutor office 713247-5474 Parks and Recreation (askparks@houstontx.gov) 832-395-7000 Police Department 713-884-3131 Public Works Administration 311 Real Estate (Public Works & Engineering Division) 832-395-2511 or 311 Solid Waste Management 311 Traffic Management & Maintenance Division 713-881-3210 or 311 Other Information e-mail 311@houstontx. gov or dial 311

CITY OF HOUSTON OFFICES

(Some could be subject to change after the Nov. 5, 2013 election) Mayor’s office (mayor@houstontx.gov) 832-393-1000 Affirmative Action & Contract Compliance Division 832-393-0600 Area Agency on Aging Division 832-3934301

Tax Assessor-Collector, Mike Sullivan (www.hctax.net) 713-368-2000 Auto License & Title 713-802-4300 Voter Registration & Election Information 713-368-VOTE (8683) www.harrisvotes.org County commissioner offices Precinct 1 C El Franco Lee 713-755-6111 Precinct 2 C Jack Morman 713-755-6220 Precinct 3 C Steve Radack 713-755-6306 Precinct 4 C R. Jack Cagle 713-755-6444

EMERGENCY SERVICES

Citizen’s Assistance Program 832-3930955 Housing and Community Development 713-868-8300 hcdd@houstontx.gov Planning and Development 713-837-7701 pd.planning@houstontx.gov Fair Housing Division 713-868-8461 Neighborhood Protection Team 713-8370311 Department of Neighborhoods 832-3940600 Rat on a Rat Illegal Dumping 713-5252728 City Attorney’s Office 832-393-6491 david. feldman@houstontx.gov City Switchboard (helpline) 713-837-0311 or 311

CITY GOVERNMENT

District A, Helena Brown (districta@houstontx.gov) 832-393-3010

District B, Jerry Davis (districtb@houstontx.gov) 832-393-3009 District C, Ellen Cohen (districtc@houstontx.gov) 832-393-3004 District H, Edward Gonzalez (districth@houstontx.gov) 832-393-3003 At-large, Position 1, Stephen Costello (atlarge1@houstontx.gov) 832-393-3014 At-large, Position 2, Andrew C. Burks, Jr. (atlarge2@houstontx.gov) 832-393-3013 At-large, Position 3, Melissa Noriega atlarge3@houstontx.gov 832-393-3005 At-large, Position 4, C.O. Bradford atlarge4@houstontx.gov 832-393-3012 At-large, Position 5, Jack Christie atlarge5@houstontx.gov 832-393-3017 Controller, Ronald Green controllers@houstontx.gov 832-393-3460

Emergency Police, Fire & Ambulance 911 Parks and Recreation Helpline (www. houstonparks.org) or (www.houstontx.gov/parks) 832-395-7000 Traffic Signals 713-881-3210 or 311 Reliant Energy 713-207-7777 Centerpoint Energy 713-659-2111 or 811 Sewer, Traffic, Water & Street Repairs 311 Poison Control Center 1-800-222-1222 Rodent Control, Tire Disposal, Weeds, Sanitation Problems 311 Texas Department of Public Safety www. txdps.state.tx.us 713-683-0541

HEALTH ORGANIZATIONS

AIDS/HIV Information Line 832-393-5010 United Way Helpline 211 Alzheimer’s and Related Disorders Association 713-266-6400 American Cancer Society 713-2662877American Diabetes Association 713-977-7706 American Heart Association 713-6105000 American Lung Association 713-629-5864

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Continued from Page 6 American Red Cross 713-526-8300 Arthritis Foundation 713-942-9063 Cancer Information Services, M.D. Anderson 1-800-422-6237 Cystic Fibrosis Foundation 713-621-0006 Foundation for Life 713-682-5433 Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center www. giveblood.org 713-790-1200 Crohn’s/Colitis Foundation of America 713572-2232 Houston Council on Alcoholism/Drug Abuse 713-942-4100 Juvenile Diabetes Foundation (www.jdrf. org/houston) 713-334-4400 Leukemia/Lymphoma Society of America www.lls.org/txg 713-680-8088 Lighthouse of Houston (www.houstonlighthouse.org) 713-527-9561 March of Dimes (www.marchofdimes.com) 713-623-2020 Multiple Sclerosis Society Houston Chapter www.nationalmssociety.org/txh 713-526-8967 Muscular Dystrophy Association (www. mdausa.org) 713-522-8561 Parkinson’s Foundation of Harris County (www.parkinson.org) 713-552-0858 Preven Blindness, Texas (http://texas. preventblindness.org) 713-526-2559 The Rose/Galleria (breast cancer screenings and support) (www.the-rose.org) (281) 484-4708 Spina Bifida Association of Texas, Houston Chapter (www.sbahgc.org) 281-447-2707 Planned Parenthood Center (www.ppgulfcoast.org) 713-522-6363

HEALTH SERVICES

Air Quality Control 832-393-5750 Area Agency on Aging 832-393-4301 Birth and Death Certificates 311 Domestic Violence Hotline 713-528-2121 Good Neighbor Healthcare Center 713529-3597 Harris County Mosquito Control 713-4404800 Nursing Services 713-634-1110Domestic Abuse and Sexual Assault Hotline 713-528-7273 Rodent Control, Tire Disposal, Weeds, Sanitation Problems 311

MISCELLANEOUS

Crime Stoppers (www.crime-stoppers.org) 713-521-4600 Disaster Relief American Red Cross www. houstonredcross.org 713-526-8300 Drivers Test Department of Public Safety www.txdps.state.tx.us 713-683-0541 Mayor’s Anti-Gang Office 832-393-0931 Goodwill Industries (http://goodwillhouston. org) 713-692-6221 Harris County Appraisal District (www.hcad. org) 713-957-7800 Harris County Information 713-755-5000

Harris County Toll Road Authority (www. hctra.com) 281-875-3279 Houston Bikeway Program Coordinator (www.houstonbikeways.org) 832-395-2700 Transit Information (METRO) (www.ridemetro.org) and Park N Ride, shelter, or stop maintenance 713-635-4000 Near Northwest Management District www. nearnorthwestdistrict.com 713-895-8021 U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services 1-800-375-5283 281-847-7918 Library (central) (www.houstonlibrary.org) 832-393-1313 Marriage License 713-755-6411 Passports (http://travel.state.gov) 1-877487-2778 Salvation Army (www.salvationarmyhouston.org) 713-752-0677/0686 Social Security Administration 1-800-7721213 Veterans Administration Hospital 713-7911414 Weather Houston 713-529-4444

PERSONAL CRISIS ASSISTANCE Alcoholics Anonymous, 24 hours www. aahouston.org 713-686-6300 Child Abuse Hotline, CPS, 24 hours 1-800252-5400 Adult Protection 1-800-252-5400 Crisis Hotline 713-468-5463

Crisis Hotline in Spanish 713-526-8088 Mental Health/Mental Retardation Authority of Harris County Center(www.mhmraharris. org) 713-970-7000 Houston Area Women Center (www.hawc. org) 713-528-6798 Narcotics Anonymous, 24 hours (www. hascona.com) 713-661-4200 Runaway Hotline (in Texas) Toll Free, 1888-580-HELP (4357) Teen Line 713-529-TEEN (8336) Rape Crisis 713-528-7273 Suicide Prevention Hotline 713-228-1505 Victim Assistance Center-SAFE Program 713-755-5625

REFERRAL SERVICES

Greater Houston Dental Society 713-9614337 Physician’s Referral Service 713-524-4267 Federal Consumer Information Center 1800-688-9889 Lone Star Legal Aid (www.lonestarlegal. org) 1-800-733-8394 Houston Lawyer Referral Service 713-2379429 Houston Volunteer Lawyers (www.makejusticehappen.org) 713-228-0735 United Way Referral Service 713-957-4357

ROUTINE CITY SERVICES AND REPAIRS

Abandoned autos (Police non-emergency) 713-884-3131 Food Inspection Bureau 832-393-5100 Heavy Trash 311 Radiation & Occupational Health Control 832-393-5750 Water bill inquiries (www.houstonwaterbills. org) 713-371-1400 Swimming Pool Permits 832-3935740/5100 Water Pollution 311

SENIOR CITIZENS

AARP Medicare/Medicaid 1-800-523-5800 Gulf Coast Community Services Association (www.gccsa.org) 713-393-4700 Harris County Social Services Department www.co.harris.tx.us 713-696-7900 Houston/Harris County Area Agency on Aging (www.houstontx.gov/health/Aging) 832-393-4301 Jewish Family Services (www.jfshouston. org) 713-667-9336 Medicare/Medicaid 1-800-442-4620 Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston Office of Aging Ministry (www.diogh.org) 713-741-8712 Women’s Information & Referral Exchange Services (www.hawc.org) 713-528-6798.


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SUPERIOR Expanded, comprehensive emergency care. And still the only trauma center in The Heights. The best choice for trauma care in The Heights is now even better. Memorial Hermann Northwest Hospital proudly announces the expansion of our emergency services. By adding nearly 10,000 square feet with the latest medical technologies, we continue to provide the highest quality trauma care right here in our

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Neighborhood groups: Government at the grass roots There’s nothing more grassroots than civic clubs and homeowners associations. They’re a chance for neighbors to connect and discuss standards and safety and to deal with problems before they get out of hand. They can bring together families who have a common cause or problem and achieve results through the involvement of the many rather than the few. Civic clubs in Houston, which has no zoning regulations, take on additional responsibility. Residents rely on civic clubs to preserve the character of their neighborhoods through the enforcement of deed restrictions. But as civic officers know, a neighborhood’s deed restrictions are only as strong as the membership’s interest. Over the years, civic clubs have worked with police to organize neighborhood crime watch programs, and some neighborhoods band together to fund extra law enforcement patrols by private companies or the Harris County constables’ offices. To help you become more involved in vital civic affairs or programs that could enhance the quality of life in your neighborhood, The Leader provides the following directory of area civic clubs and representatives to contact for assistance. • Candlelight Oaks Village Maintenance Funding: SCS Management Company, Debbie Spaw, 281-463-1777. • Candlelight Plaza Civic Club: Susan Fitzpatrick, 713-957-3519. • Candlelight Woods-Estates Homeown-

norhill.org • Northwest Park Homeowners Association: 281-537-0957. • Oak Forest Homeowners Association: Craig Powers, president: contact 713-6886342 (www.ofha.org). • Pinemont Plaza Civic Club: Charles Ingram, 713-471-7689. • Rolling Fork Owners Committee: J.T. Burk, 713-937-4175. • Shady Acres Civic Club: Faye Paynter, president@shadyacres.org (www.shadyacres. org). • Shepherd Forest Civic Club: Contact via Facebook page • Shepherd Park Plaza Civic Club: Romi Sandel, president@shepherdparkplaza.com (www.shepherdparkplaza.com). ers Association: Sterling ASI Management Company, 281-447-3388. • Clark Pines Civic Association: Rudy Martinez, 832-216-0444 (www.clarkpines.org). • Cottage Grove Civic Club: James Reid, president, 713-864-4044 (www.cottongrovehouston.org), cottagegrovecivicclub@yahoo. com. • Cutten Green Homeowners Association: Norma Battista, 281-870-8525. • Ella Park Terrace Civic Club: Betty McCray, 713-688-2763. • Forest Pines Civic Club: Russell Medack, 713-681-9316 (www.forestpinesccc.com). • Garden Oaks Civic Club, Mark Klein, 281536-6063 (www.gardenoaks.org)

Recreation opportunities abound for area youngsters The Houston Parks and Recreation Department’s After School Enrichment Program is available for children ages 6-13 throughout the school year and includes activities such as crafts, field trips, sports and even homework help. For more information, call 832-395-7292 or 832-395-7296. There are also Teen Recreation Programs for students ages 13 to 18 throughout the year and offers awareness activities, essay competitions, motivational speakers and even college tours. For more information, call 832395-7270 or 832-395-7131. There are several extracurricular activities for adults around the city as well, which include water fitness, disc golf, volleyball and kickball. For more information, call 832-3957130. The Houston Parks and Recreation Senior program offers arts and crafts, ceramics, crochet, aerobics, walking clubs and a variety of activities to adults 55 and older at no cost,

except for field trips or special programs. The activities vary by community center. For more information, call 832-395-7133 or 832-3957270.

BOY SCOUTS

To find a Boy Scouts troop near you, call the The Sam Houston Area Council at 713659-8111 or visit www.samhoustonbsa.org • Pack 40 at St Rose of Lima Catholic Church, 3600 Brinkman, 713-659-8111. • Pack 30 at St Mark’s United Methodist Church, 600 Pecore, 713-659-8111. • Pack 233 at Love Park, 1000 W 12th St, 713-659-8111.

GIRL SCOUTS

Contact Cynthia Brown at 713-292-0233 or Keilani Hamilton at 713-292-0240 for the nearest Girl Scout organization.

• Heights Progressive Civic Club: Doris S. Anderson, 713-861-1512. • Houston Heights Association: 713-8614002 (www.houstonheights.org). • Lazybrook Civic Club: Richard Akin, 713869-5676 or president@lazybrook.org. • Lincoln City Civic Club: Sammy Dyer, 281-847-2882. • Mangum Manor Civic Club: Scott Lewis, 713-298-7521 (www.mangummanor.org). • Montie Beach Civic Club: Juleena Masters, 713-864-3908 or president@montiebeach.org (www.montiebeach.org). • Norhill Neighborhood Association: Bob Lamons, president, 713-828-7000, www.

• Shepherd Park Terrace Civic Club: James Rasmus, 713-683-0945 (shepherdparkterrace.org). • Sheraton Oaks Homeowners Inc.: John Harlow, 713-681-1712. • Sunset Heights Homeowners Inc.: John Ridgway, president@sunsetheightshouston. org (www.sunsetheightshouston.org). • Timbergrove Manor Civic Club: Bill Morfey, tmccpres@timbergrovemanor.org (www. timbergrovemanor.org). • Timbergrove Manor Neighborhood Association: Tim Hassett, 281-507-0694 (www. tmnaonline.org) • White Oak Terrace Civic Club: Patrick Perry.


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Eye on the future: See the big picture with these thinker-planners If you want to branch out beyond your own neighborhood, Houston doesn’t lack for groups ruminating over a long-term vision for the city and region. • Center for Houston’s Future - An impressive think tank –– a collection of leaders from all walks of Houston life searching for short-term and long-term solutions to qualityof-life issues of education, health care, energy and more. Their Community Engagement and Collaborations are a good indicator of who they are and the seriousness they attach to their name. www.futurehouston.com. • Houston Tomorrow - A leader in creating a community conversation, this organization, formerly the Gulf Coast Institute, has as its goal for Houston’s 200th birthday in 2036 for it to be “home to the healthiest, happiest, most prosperous people in the United States.” Specifically, they address issues of safe, walkable neighborhoods, transporta-

tion, environmental issues, the food supply and greenspace. Even if you don’t go beyond their website, www.houstontomorrow.org, you’ll have learned something. It’s a clearinghouse for blogs and notices from all kinds of forward-thinking groups. • Better Houston - This group of planners, urban designers, researchers and policy analysts echoes Houston Tomorrow’s emphasis with goals to improve transit and create stronger urban neighborhoods that are safe, walkable and alive with mixed-use developments. www.betterhouston.org • Blueprint Houston - This well-funded and –supported organization has the most urgent approach with a goal of creating a general plan. “The city of Houston is changing before our eyes,” it says on its website, www. blueprinthouston.org. “Are we ready to seize the moment or simply watch it slip away?” It describes Houston being at a crossroads that

will determine whether it becomes a “great global city.” Or not.

business uses, transportation options and a generally more livable environment.

• Houston-Galveston Area Council - Known better by its acronym, H-GAC is a council of governments that studies regional issues long-term and funnels government funding to local projects. It studies everything from emergency planning to solid waste issues to mobility, including creating a network of roadways for bicyclists. Its 2035 Regional Transportation Plan, http://www. h-gac.com/taq/plan/documents/2035_final/ 2035%20RTP%20ExSum%202007-1026%20REVISED.pdf is, so far the definitive word on mobility and related issues in this part of Texas.

• Urban Houston Framework - http://www. urbanhoustonframework.com, is a project of the city of Houston and H-GAC to gather public input into what residents would like their city to be like. There are educational materials on the site, occasional interactive surveys, and the promise that movers-and-shakers are wired in to the project to actually ponder what you have to say.

• Livable Centers - http://www.houstontx. gov/planning/mobility/LivableCenter.html. Washington Avenue is one of the zones in Houston that’s receiving funding to create a neighborhood with mixed residential-retail-

• The Shell Center for Sustainability at Rice University is another think tank that’s been dealing with far-reaching concerns about energy, the environment and corollary issues for the past 11 years. It links government with business, Rice academicians and students, the nearby Texas Medical Center entities and other nonprofits. www.shellcenter. rice.edu

These clubs exist to serve In north and northwest Houston, service clubs are active groups sponsoring scholarships, family activities, Christmas tree sales and many worthy charitable causes. Following is a partial list of area service clubs.

Kiwanis Clubs

Kiwanis Club of Greater North Houston meets at noon the first and third Thursday of the month at Cafe Adobe, 7620 Katy Freeway. Call Robert Murray at 713-305-7169. Kiwanis Houston Sunrise Breakfast Club meets the first and third Thursday at 7 a.m. at Kojak’ s Deli, 1912 West 18th Street. Contact T. Heinrich at 713-880-4843 or visit www. kiwanishoustonsunrise.org.

Lions Club

The Heights Lions Club meets at noon the second and fourth Thursdays of the month at Spaghetti Western, 1608 N. Shepherd. Call Paul Eads at 713- 869-2530.

Rotary Club

The Heights Rotary Club meets at 11:45 a.m. Wednesdays at Fratelli’ s Restaurant, 1330 Wirt Road. www.heightsrotary.org.

Toastmasters

Heights Toastmasters meets every Tuesday at 5:45 p.m. at Heights Medical Towers, 427 W. 20th, basement conference room.

Woman’s Club

Houston Heights Woman’ s Club has been meeting for more than a century in a clubhouse at 1846 Harvard St. that’s listed with state and national historical designations. Its membership is a mix of decades-long volunteers and younger members keeping a community tradition alive. www.houstonheightswomansclub.com 713-513-7846.


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Neighborhood libraries reinvent themselves

With recorded books and e-books and the decline of periodicals, libraries have had to reinvent themselves -- and have done a good enough job for branches to be thriving in Leader neighborhoods. Not only are they a place to borrow books in any form, but they serve as gathering places and a site for computer access, for classes for all ages and for reading clubs of all genres. By using their free Library Power Card that works in both the city of Houston Library System and the Harris County Library System, patrons can check out materials at any library from an extensive collection of adult and children’s books in various languages, videos, CDs, DVDs, books on tape, newspapers and magazines. Patrons also have access to copiers, printers and the Internet, participate in story times, teen programs and computer classes. For information, classes, programs, services, and resources at the Houston Public Library, call 832-393-1313 or visit www.houstonlibrary.org. • Collier Regional Library at 6200 Pinemont has reopened after extentive renovations. It specializes in

school and children’s services. Children’s Preschool storytime meets at 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays. Other programs include After School Zone, including computer games, board games and puzzles; movie nights; playgroups for toddlers age six months to four years and the Teen Read Week program. Collier Book Club meets from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. third Thursdays. This branch offers free wireless access and laptop checkout is available for in-house use. Collier Regional Branch Library is open Monday and Wednesday, noon to 8 p.m.; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday; 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Closed Sunday. For information, call 832393-1740.

• Heights Neighborhood Library at 1302 Heights Blvd., offers storytime 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. for toddlers and older each Tuesday, an extensive collection of books, magazines, newspapers, CDs, cassettes and books on tape and meeting room for community events.The Italian Renaissance-style library is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The branch is open Monday and

Wednesday, noon to 8 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Friday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Closed Sunday. Free wireless access is offered to customers and laptop checkout is available for in-house use. For information, call 832-393-1810. • The Oak Forest Neighborhood Library at 1349 W. 43rd St. offers the community three distinctive reading rooms: Children have an area with two early literacy computers, eight public computers and new and refurbished furniture; The teen area has a Wii system, eight public computers and new furniture; and Adults have access to 10 public computers, a living room space, and new and refurbished furniture. The facility also provides wireless Internet access; customers are able to bring their personal laptops or they can check out a laptop. The branch is open Tuesday and Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, noon to 8 p.m.; Friday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Closed Sunday and Monday. Call (713) 393-1960 for more information.

Real estate and construction help •Houston Association of Realtors offers a Multiple Listing Service of homes, townhomes and condominiums for sale and lease as well as information about housing trends and lending. www.har.com •Information about historical preservation of homes and other structures, including the city of Houston’s historical preservation ordinance, is available at http://www.houstontx.gov/histpres/. •In 2011, the city of Houston created a one-stop Permitting Center to deal with everything from new home construction and remodeling to demolitions, making additions or installing swimming pools. It’s located online at http://www.houstonpermittingcenter.org, where you can also find residential construction guidelines and find out about permits that have been approved in your community. The center itself is located at 1002 Washington Ave. •The city operates a building materials Reuse Warehouse, which accepts donated construction materials from builders, supply companies, remodelers, contractors, and individuals. These materials are made available at no charge for use by any nonprofit organization. The Reuse Warehouse benefits the community by providing storage space for excess building material that would otherwise be dumped in local landfills. The city of Houston stores the material until it can be used by local organizations.

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Education: foundation of communities HOUSTON ISD

Houston Independent School District encompasses 301 square miles within greater Houston and serves an enrollment of more than 203,000 students at 279 campuses. It is the largest public school system in Texas and the seventh largest in the U.S. Dr. Terry Grier is HISD’ s superintendent, and the district is governed by nine trustees of the board of education, elected to four-year, staggered terms from single-member districts throughout the city. They establish goals, policies and operating guidelines for Houston ISD. District I trustee Anna Eastman represents Leader communities and serves as the board’s president through January 2014. She may be contacted at aeastman@houstonisd.org. The board meets at 5 p.m. the second Thursday of each month at the Hattie Mae White Educational Support Center, 4400 W. 18th St. Some of the zoned neighborhood schools in Leader communities are among HISD’s top performing campuses, and many offer specialty programs and open enrollment through applications for such things as International Baccalaureate curricula, Science, Technology, Engineering and Math focus, dual language instruction and Montessori. Call 713-556-6005 or visit www.houstonisd.org for information.

PRIVATE AND PAROCHIAL SCHOOLS

• Baptist Temple School, 230 W. 20th, 713-862-6655. • Christian School of Northwest Houston, 6720 W. Tidwell, 713-462-7125. • Houston Christian High School, 2710 West Sam Houston Parkway North, 713-580-6000, www.houstonchristianhs.org. • Immanuel Church Lutheran School, 306 E. 15th, 713-861-8787. • Living Word Christian Academy, 6601 Antoine, 713686-5538, www.lwcacademy.org. • Lutheran High North, 1130 W. 34th St., 713-8803131, www.lutheranhighnorth.org. • Our Savior Lutheran School, 5000 W. Tidwell, 713290-8277, www.oslschool.org. • St. Ambrose School, 4213 Mangum, 713-686-6990. • St. Pius X High School, 811 W. Donovan, 713-6923581, www.stpiusx.org. • St. Rose of Lima School, 3600 Brinkman, 713-6910104, www.stroselima.org. • St. Thomas High School, 4500 Memorial Drive, 713864-6348 www.sths.org.

Organized youth sports: Giving youngsters an early start Year-round, youth sports are a major activity in Leader community with thousands of youngsters participating in baseball, football, soccer, swimming and track. Leagues throughout the area welcome new team members and hold tryouts at different times of the year. • The Houston Parks and Recreation Department offers youth sports programs all year. For Baseball information, call the Grand Slam for Youth Baseball program at 832-395-7294. For Golf information, call the First Tee of Houston Junior Golf Program at 713-264-2100. The program, divided into four-week sessions, is free and runs year-round. For tennis information, call 713803-1112. For soccer information, call 832395-7294 or 832-395-7292. For aquatics (held May to September), call 832-395-7129

Baseball/softball

The largest baseball/softball league in the area is the Little League, a national association for girls’ softball and boys’ baseball. Following is a partial list of area leagues: • Oaks Dads’ Club Little League:

at Lutheran High North, ages 5-12. President: Shane Johnson Sr. 832654-2778 •North Houston Oilers, home games at Hamilton Middle School, Reagan High School, ages 5-12. President: Steve Ayarzagoitia, 832236-9442.

Football

3410 East T.C. Jester, 713-6802757. • Northwest National Little League: (Northwest Athletic Association) 8787 North Houston-Rosslyn (behind St. Timothy’s UMC). Boys T-ball/ baseball, ages 5-18; girls T-ball/softball, ages 5-14. Ray Morgan, 713-702-2527. • Harriet and Joe Foster Family YMCA: 1234 W. 34th. Call 713-8693378 for information. • Candlelight League offers baseball, ages 3-14; girls softball, ages 7-14. Call 713-688-8590. • Timbergrove Sports Association: 1300 Bevis. Boys and girls, ages 4-14. For information, visiteteamz. com/T_S_A or contact timber-

grove sportsassoc@gmail.com.

Basketball

• Harriet and Joe Foster Family YMCA: 1234 W. 34th. Boys and girls, ages 4-17. Call 713-869-3378. • Oaks Dads’ Club: 3410 East T.C. Jester, 713-680-2757. • Candlelight League: Winter basketball, ages 5-14. Call 713688-8590.

Cheerleading

•Northwest Panthers, home games at Dean Middle School in Cy-Fair, ages 4-12. President: Ray Vasquez. 832-418-6607 •Northwest Tigers, home games

The Southwest Athletic Youth Conference was formed in January 1980 to set weight and age standards for Houston area youth football teams. Area football teams that are members of the conference are: • Harriet and Joe Foster Family YMCA: 1234 W. 34th. Flag football, boys 6-13. Call 713-869-3378. •Northwest Panthers, home games at Dean Middle School in Cy-Fair, ages 4-12. President: Ray Vasquez. 832-418-6607 •Northwest Tigers, home games at Lutheran High North, ages 5-12. President: Shane Johnson Sr. 832654-2778 •North Houston Oilers, home games at Hamilton Middle School, Reagan High School, ages 5-12. President: Steve Ayarzagoitia, 832236-9442.

Soccer

• Candlelight League, ages 4-13. Call 713-688-8590 • Harriet and Joe Foster Family YMCA: 1234 W. 34th, Boys and girls, ages 3-17. Call 713-869-3378. • Timbergrove Sports Association: 1300 Bevis. Boys and girls, ages 4-12. eteamz.com/T_S_A. timbergr ovesportsassoc@gmail.com.

Swimming

• Northwest Aquatic League: Some 96 swimming teams in northwest Houston subdivisions participate in this league. It is the second largest swimming organization in the United States and is open to ages 4-18. Contact Cindie Miller at manager@nwal.org. • Harriet and Joe Foster Family YMCA: 1234 W. 34th, offers swimming lessons, 6 months to adult. Call 713-869-3378 (summer only).

Track & Field

• Northwest Flyers Youth Track Team: Boys and girls, ages 6-18. Call 281-587-8442 or visit www. northwestflyers.org.

Volleyball

• Harriet and Joe Foster Family YMCA: 1234 W. 34th. Spring, girls 8-15. Call 713-869-3378.


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Bolstering local businesses Several groups offer a plethora of networking and business growth opportunities for all kinds of area businesses, big and small, sponsor community events to showcase their members goods and services and provide fundraising for local causes. Serving Leader areas are: • Greater Heights Area Chamber of Commerce The Greater Heights Area Chamber of Commerce’s mission is to help members take their businesses to greater heights. For more than two decades, the chamber has been dedicated to this mission and members say, it just keeps getting better and better. Active membership reaches well beyond the Heights, including business leaders from central and north Houston. By attending the chamber’s popular monthly functions, members learn new ways to increase success in business. The chamber also makes it easy to meet and network with lots of potential customers. This area chamber is located 545 W. 19th St., on the second floor of the Chase Bank Building. Call the chamber office at 713-861-6735 for information, or visit online at www.heightschamber.com.

• North Shepherd Area Business Association This group brings together businesses in the Oak Forest-Garden Oaks areas for discussion of common issues, networking, crime prevention and community service. Learn more on their Facebook page. • Houston Northwest Chamber of Commerce The Houston Northwest Chamber of Commerce’s purpose is to drive economic development in North Harris County, assisting existing business while encouraging new firms to relocate in the area. This chamber’s service area is bordered with U.S. Highway 59 to the east, U.S. Highway 290 to the west, the Montgomery County Line to the north and Loop 610 to the south. The Houston Northwest Chamber offers its more than 800 members numerous benefits and small business development initiatives. Members also receive various advertising opportunities with three trade business expos, the newsletter and the Web site. The chamber is located at 3920 Cypress Creek Parkway, Suite 120. Call 281-440-4160 or visit www.houstonnwchamber. org for information.

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Child Development Center -- for info. 713-692-6055 www.stmatthewsmethodist.org

4300 N. Shepherd • Houston, TX 77018

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Some of our area churches • Abiding Faith UMC 4300 N. Shepherd Dr. 77018 713-698-0671 www.abidingfaith-umc.org • Advent Lutheran Church 5820 Pinemont Dr. 77092 713-686-8201 www.adventhouston.org • All Saints Catholic Church 215 E. 10th St. 77008 713-864-2653 www.allsaints.us.com • Assumption Catholic Church 901 Roselane St. 77037 281-447-6381 www.assumptionhouston.com • Baptist Temple 230 W. 20th St. 77008 713-862-6655 www.baptisttemple.org Temporary Relocation: Sheraton Brookhollow Ballroom G 3000 North Loop West Frwy. 77092 • Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church 161 West Road 77037 281-445-2203 http://bslc.zxq.net/ • Berean Baptist Fellowship 9615 N. Houston Rosslyn 77088 281-376-7399 • Bering United Methodist Church 1440 Harold St. 77006 713-526-1017 www.beringumc.org • Candlelight Church of Christ 4215 Watonga Blvd. 77092 713-681-9365 www.candlelightchurchofchrist.org • Christ The King Catholic Church 4419 N. Main St. 77009 713-869-1449 www.ctkcc.org • Clay Road Baptist Church 9151 Clay Road 77080 713-462-3401 www.gocrbc.org

Events Reader’s Choice 2013 FavoriteCommunity Church Runner Up Names of God Art Exhibit Recep�on, November 24th, 1pm Christmas Concert & Posada, December 8th, 6pm FOTOFEST Recep�on, March 16th, 1pm BUBBLEFEST, April 5th, 11am - 2pm

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• Oak Forest Church of Christ 1333 Judiway 77018 281-896-4563 www.oakforest-churchofchrist.org

• Garden Oaks Baptist Church 3206 N. Shepherd Dr. 77018 713-864-4447 www.gobc.org

• Oaks Christian Church 1216 Bethlehem 77018 713-688-7761 www.oakscchouston.org

• Gethsemane Lutheran Church 4040 Watonga Blvd. 77092 713-688-5227 gethsemanelutheran.org

• Oaks Presbyterian Church 1576 Chantilly Ln. 77018 713-682-2556 www.oakspresbyterian.org

• Glad Tidings Church 6803 Grovecrest St. 77092 713-462-3555 gladtidingshouston.com

• The Open Door Church 1111 Lawrence St. 77008

• Gospel Truth Pentecostal Church 1624 W. 34th St. 77018 713-686-7689 • Grace United Methodist Church 1245 Heights Blvd. 77008 713-862-8883 www.graceintheheights.us • Heights Christian Church 1703 Heights Blvd. 77008 713-861-0016 www.hcchouston.org • Heights Presbyterian Church 240 W. 18th St. 77008 713-861-1907 • Holy Trinity Reformed Episcopal Church 211 Byrne St. 77009 713-862-5657 www.holytrinityrec.org • Hope Episcopal Church 1613 W. 43rd St. 77018 713-681-6422 www.hope-episcopal.org

• St. James Evangelical 1602 W. 43rd St. 77018 713-686-1577 • St. Joseph Catholic Church 1505 Kane St. 77007 713-222-6193 www.stjosephcch.org • St. Matthew’s United Methodist Church 4300 N. Shepherd Dr. 77018 713-697-0671 www.stmatthewsmethodist.org • St. Matthew The Evangelist Catholic Church 9915 Hollister Dr. 77040 713-466-4030 www.st.matthewhou.org

• Our Savior Lutheran Church 5000 W. Tidwell 77091 713-290-9087 www.osl.cc

• St. Stephen’s United Methodist Church 2003 W. 43rd St. 77018 713-686-8241 www.stsumc.org

• St. Ambrose Catholic Church 4213 Mangum Road 77092 713-686-3497 www.stambrosehouston.org • St. Andrew’s Episcopal 1819 Heights Blvd. 77008 713-861-5596 www.saintandrewsepiscopal.org

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• The Vineyard Church of Houston 1035 E. 11th St. 77009 713-869-9070 houstonvineyard.org • West 11th Church of God 1001 W. 11th St. 77008 713-862-2414 www.churchofgod.cc • Woodland Trails Baptist 9615 N. Houston Rosslyn Road 77088 713-937-7689 • Zion Lutheran Church 3606 Beauchamp St. 77009 713-869-1493 www.zionlutheranhouston.org • Timbergrove Baptist Church 946 W. 17th St. 77008 713-861-1706 • White Oak Baptist Church 3615 Mangum Road 77092 713-682-3643 www.whiteoakchurch.org

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