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Photos by Jean Dukate Overflow from traffic coming in off Shepherd and I-10 (shown here) plays a role in congestion along Shepherd and Durham. A recently applied-for reconstruction project would seek to ease congestion and make all travel safer along these throughfares.

Reconstruction would aim to enhance travel on Shepherd, Durham By Landan Kuhlmann

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this stretch is a really good idea,” said Mark Klein, president of Super Neighborhood 12, which represents Candlelight Oaks, Garden Oaks, Candlelight Plaza, Shepherd Park Plaza and other central northwest neighborhoods in the local area. According to a presentation from Weesner at the August SN 12 council meeting, Durham has a crash rate nearly double the statewide mark, while Shepherd possesses a crash rate more than doubling the statewide rate. Weesner told The Leader that as roadway reconstruction, the applied-for project would seek to improve the pedestrian realm as well as the turning sections of major intersections along Durham and Shepherd, which is where many of the incidents occur according to multiple studies done on the two thoroughfares. “We’re actually over capacity in lanes, but under capacity in turning lanes,” she said. “[The proposed plan calls] to re-arrange the space so that we end up with three truly through lanes – we currently don’t have that. Plus, we’ll have turning bays at the corners where turning is necessary.” The plan would also add bike lanes along both streets. The intent is for those to be separated, but Weesner noted that decision ultimately rests with the city at the process’s conclusion. Currently, the drainage storm sewers are not up to standard, so those would also be brought up to standard as well,

This past Monday, the boards of Baylor Scott & White Health and Memorial Hermann Health System signed a letter of intent to merge into a combined system to further strengthen communities, advance the health of Texans and transform the delivery of health care. As two of the most comprehensive notfor-profit health systems in Texas, Baylor Scott & White Health and Memorial Hermann, both founded as faith-based organizations, share similar missions and values. This proposed combined health system is positioned “Together, we to become believe we will be a national model for able to accelerate integrated, consumer- our commitments c e n t r i c , to make care more cost-effec- consumer-centric.” tive care. “This is about two mission-driven organizations – both committed to making safe, highquality health care more convenient and affordable – building something transformative together,” said Jim Hinton, CEO, Baylor Scott & White Health. “We must lead the change in our industry while insisting we continue to fulfill our unwavering commitments to meeting the needs of all Texans.” The health systems, both nationally recognized and dedicated to improving access and continuity of care, serve as vibrant, economic engines in more than 30 Texas counties, employing more than 73,000 across the state. Both have strong ties to the academic medical community, and together will be positioned to expand those affiliations to advance medical training and research programs, while continuing to attract and retain the very best talent. The proposed combined system will have executive and support staff based in Austin, Dallas, Houston, and Temple. Jim Hinton, CEO of Baylor Scott & White Health, will be the CEO of the proposed combined system and will be joined in the proposed Office of the CEO by Chuck Stokes, president and CEO of Memorial Hermann and Pete McCanna, president of Baylor Scott & White Health. Other members of the executive leadership team will be comprised of leaders from both Baylor Scott & White Health and Memorial Hermann. “Together, we believe we will be able

The snarl of rush-hour traffic can become headache-inducing, or lead to crashes in the rush on local roadways. As a result, one proposed project will look to abate congestion and enhance pedestrian safety along two main thoroughfares if its funding comes through. The Memorial Heights Reinvestment Zone (MHRZ)/TIRZ 5 has recently put in an application for federal funds that would support a TIRZ 5 CIP road reconstruction project along both Durham and North Shepherd Drive. The proposed project – which remains solely in the application phase – would purportedly run from north of the bridge over White Oak Bayou (around 6th Street, though that location is not yet fixed) to the 610 Loop. “We are making applications into the transportation improvement projects coming out through a federal allocation of money for local transportation projects,” said Sherry Weesner, administrator and president of the MHRZ/TIRZ 5. “If we don’t get that funding, then that project will be delayed; but should we get the funding, we will then start detailed design work – but construction would still be a couple of years off.” Weesner said multiple projects are put in at once, and the application/approval process remains ongoing. “There are many projects in the

Congestion at Shepherd and 11th.

Shown here is at Shepherd and 610, near the end of the proposed road reconstruction project.

area that are all hoping to be successful,” she said. However, that has not stopped some residents from weighing in on the potential idea. “I think Shepherd and Durham have both undergone a metamorphosis of late; and when combined with the high accident accounts those two streets have experienced, it seems like this reconstruction of

St. Rose of Lima enrollment spurring expansion By Landan Kuhlmann St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church has remained in a state of perpetual growth since reaching a low point of less than 100 students in 2006, and that continued rise in student population caused a subsequent revamping of the organization’s long-term plans that is now under way. During the past year, leaders at St. Rose of Lima have re-envisioned the church’s master plan, including not only the education and formation building, but also a school administration building, a multi-use community building, and more in their Faith in Action campaign. At the core of the effort is a two-story, 36,000 squarefoot education building aimed at enhancing the experience for St. Rose’s burgeoning student population.

St. Rose of Lima is currently seeking to raise $4.5 million to reach the total goal of $9 million and move forward into construction. Principal Bernadette Drabek believes the building will solve not only urgent space needs, but also allow St. Rose of Lima to continue building upon a strong foundation that has resulted in enrollment increases across all education and formation programs offered over the past decade and then some. Back in 2006, enrollment


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great schools [like Garden Oaks and Oak Forest elementaries], not only do we need great teachers and people to come to our programs, we’ve also got to have the facilities,” Drabek said. St. Rose’s new education building will include a net gain of six additional classroom spaces to increase enrollment in the school, parish education, and formation programs. Classrooms will hold three Kindergarten classes and two of each 1st – 8th grade classes. It will also add dedicated ancillary space for art and music; state-of-theart computer lab to include the latest technologically advanced learning tools; a language lab; and a science lab to allow for more hands-on exploration of STEM subjects. Both a middle school and elementary library See St. Rose P. 4A


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There are only losers in Prop B measure B y now, you’ve all heard about Proposition B, a measure on the Nov. 6 ballot in Houston that will determine if Houston firefighters get a pay raise. If you haven’t heard about the vote, go drive around the area and look for the bright signs imploring you to support firefighters. Or, next time Mayor Sylvester Turner opens his mouth, listen to him plead with you to reject the ballot item, lest the walls of our city come tumbling down. Let’s start with a simplistic description of Proposition B, just so we all know the facts: Houston firefighters want to be paid the same as Houston police officers. Meanwhile, if the city is forced to give the Houston Fire Department the raises they want, the city says the increased costs will push us over the edge. In an op-ed piece, Turner sounded the alarm: “The cuts would mean layoffs of nearly 1,000 municipal employees – including police officers and firefighters – and cutbacks to vital city services,” he wrote in the Chronicle. Sounds awful, doesn’t it? Meanwhile, HFD says its employees have been treated unfairly, and their argument makes sense. Starting back in the early 2000s, HPD, Houston’s municipal workers and the HFD all started negotiating their employment contracts separately. Before that, according to one-time mayoral candidate Bill King, these three groups of workers all stuck together and negotiated with, basi-

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cally, the same voice. But a change happened around 2001, when negotiations started happening independently. HPD and city workers negotiated a larger salary increase while telling the city they didn’t want as much funding in their pensions. Meanwhile, HFD broke ranks and said they didn’t want as much of a salary hike, as long as they got to keep the full benefits of their pension. Let’s make that even more simple: HPD and city workers all said, “Pay us now.” HFD said, “Pay us later.” Each group of employees had the right to negotiate whatever they wanted, but what happened next literally broke the city of Houston. Pension costs got out of control. I’ve made no secret about how poorly I think ex-Mayor Annise Parker managed this city. She kicked buckets of problems down the road, left others to deal with them, and spent all her time focused on personal agendas and cultural caveats. She refused to deal with the pension problem, both as the

city’s comptroller and then as our mayor. Turner inherited the headache, and it’s important for us to understand the enormity of the strain of the pension plan, because it directly impacts Proposition B. Stick with me. When the city renegotiated the pensions with police, municipal workers and the fire department, police and city workers came to an agreement. Meanwhile, the firefighters, who had agreed to less salary in exchange for better retirement, refused to negotiate on the pension. Turner and the city did the only thing they could and went to the Texas Legislature, asking them to help solve the problem. The city simply couldn’t fulfill its obligation for any of the pensions. Our city didn’t have the money, mainly because voters approved a revenue cap in 2004 that limits the amount of revenue Houston can collect from property taxes. Two things happened with the pensions. First, voters approved a bond that made good on what the city renegotiated with police and municipal workers. That’s our tax money, and we’re now paying for those reduced pensions. Firefighters, meanwhile, had their pensions reduced by elected officials in Austin. They didn’t get money from the bond issues, and their decision to forego salary for the past two decades to get more in retirement backfired. They ended up getting the worst on both ends

of the stick. What once seemed fiscally responsible turned into a loss of annual pay AND a loss in their retirement benefits. Can you blame the firefighters for their anger? Imagine if you worked at a company and they said you had two options: Make $50,000 a year for 20 years and we’ll put $1 million in retirement, or make $75,000 in salary and we’ll put $500,000 in retirement. What the firefighters did (this is only an example) is they took the $50,000 salary, and now they’re left with the $500,000 in retirement. Here’s the sad (if not a little humorous) side of things – you know, beyond the firefighters getting a bad deal. Mayor Turner, as staunch a Democrat as you’ll find, is fighting the core of Democratic voters. He’s taking on the unions, which almost always support Democrats. Most Democrats, as we know, support equal pay. Democrats want the government to fund as much as possible. But in this case, Turner is breaking ranks with his own party, and he’s relying on very conservative groups to support him in his battle. What’s worse is Turner is now pitting police against firefighters. This, he must believe, is his only avenue to winning support. So you want to know who I support in this? Well, nobody is right and nobody is wrong, unfortunately. The city of Houston can’t afford the 25 percent pay increase firefighters want – assuming we aren’t wast-

ing $90 million on other projects. Turner, as the CEO of this city, is absolutely doing the right thing by opposing something the city can’t afford. If I were in Turner’s shoes, I’d be fighting the same battle. With limited revenues, and departments all over the city that need more funding, I’d argue like mad that we can’t pay for a huge increase. Sure, there may be a bit of hyperbole in Turner’s warnings, but there’s a very good chance many of our barely noticeable city services will be reduced even more if Proposition B passes. As ironic as it sounds, Turner is acting about as Republican as a person can in this case. But if I’m a firefighter in this city, I’m going to court because I conceded on a salary based on the promise that I’d get more in my pension. The city of Houston promised more in retirement for paying less in salary. And now these same firefighters have lost on the front end and the back end. If you want the city to keep most of its services, and if you want to limit cuts across Houston’s many departments, you should vote against Prop B. If you believe firefighters got a raw deal, you should vote Yes on Prop B. Then again, no matter how you vote, this issue will make its next stop in the court system. Email

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THE TV – “Stand by for the must-watched shows of the new television season.” Here we go again. Each fall the networks trot out their great new programs which replace last season’s great new programs that bombed. To no one’s surprise, this season is heavily influenced by recent events in the White House. MONDAY – America’s Got Talent – Just not on this show. The Price Is Right – An in-depth look at donations for Congressional campaigns from lobbyists for Big Pharma. Late Breaking News – Fall began on Sunday, September 23 and ends on Friday, December 21! Police raid a mortuary to discover lots of bodies. “It looks very suspicious,” says a police spokesman, “but the witnesses won’t talk.” Movie Time: “Men in White” – KKK members unexpectedly run into a group of NAACP bodyguards. Monday Night Football – Players for the Dallas Cowboys who do not stand for the National Anthem are traded to the Houston Texans. Hannity – Fox host claims the Clintons killed Presidents Lincoln and Kennedy and probably Cock Robin. Fake News at 10: American Petroleum Institute explains that gas prices are higher because “Americans are driving more.” GOP spokesman denies there was any Russian involvement in the 2016 Presidential elections. (English subtitles) NCIS: Waco. Cutting-edge scientific staff investigates exactly why anyone would live in Waco. TUESDAY -- Family Values: The three wives and exwives of Donald Trump, Newt Gingrich and Rush Limbaugh discuss alimony payments. Movie Night: “Pitch Perfect.” Fantasy comedy about the Astros’ bullpen. Larry the Cable Guy – Airs sometime between noon and midnight. More Breaking News – Lots of yellow tape around a sheet covering the body of someone we never heard of before and will never hear of again. Lock Him Up: Hillary Clinton interviews Gen. Michael Flynn. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announces Houston “is recovering from flooding nicely, far better than Venice.” Dragnet – Detective Joe Friday grills White House adviser Kellyanne Conway: “Just the alternative facts, Ma’m.” Bankrupt mom and pop merchants in a small town chant: “Mister Walton, Tear. Down. That. Walmart!” WEDNESDAY – In Search Of: A hunt for any Republican Congress member with a spine is called off after futile attempts. Breaking Fake News: White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders denies President Trump is amoral, lecherous and a liar. Her nose continues to grow. Wednesday Night Football: Reruns of previous NFL games. No one notices.

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Flip This House: A look at a Kansas trailer park after a tornado. Rachel Maddow Show – Liberal host interviews “a brilliant, funny and snarky Rhodes Scholar -- Rachel Maddow.” Other guests get bored and leave. Fake News at 10: American Petroleum Institute explains that gas prices are higher because “Americans are driving less.” More News You Can Lose: NRA’s new shooting range is closed by police. Says an NRA official: “Then why did they name the place ‘Target’?” THURSDAY – Tucker Carlson Tonight: Guests include Benito Mussolini, Joseph Goebbels and Pol Pot discussing, “Let’s give torture a chance.” Carlson gives out home addresses and routes to rallies of Democrats who might win in November. Flick Night: “The Fugitive.” Dr. Richard Kimble (Harrison Ford) and U.S. Marshal Samuel Gerard (Tommy Lee Jones) team up to hunt for a winning Texas Democrat candidate, but with no success. Let’s Make a Deal: Robert Mueller negotiates hard prison time. Mueller also has a new show: Flip This Aide. PBS begins its weekly fund-raiser when Judy Woodruff throws out the first tote bag. Faux News: Russian spies deny they had any involvement in the 2016 Presidential elections, but release results for the 2020 elections. FRIDAY – Family Feud: Donald Trump’s five children debate: Who’s your mommy? Sen. Bernie Sanders denies he is too old to run again for President, vowing he will campaign “in all 13 states.” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell promises, “Democrats will control Congress when hell freezes over.” The Houston City Council does something important, as do the Commissioners Court and the HISD school board, but it’s cheaper to show apartment fires and car wrecks. Broken News! -- FEMA announces, “Help is on the way for hurricane survivors,” adding “We’re talking about Harvey. Florence will have to wait.” The Food Channel: Noted chefs recommend adding shredded cheese on top of everything, declaring: “Make America grate again.” The Humble Pie Show: Sen. Ted Cruz asks his new best friend, Donald Trump, to campaign for Cruz in Texas. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announces the reason Houston flooded after Harvey: “We couldn’t find the drain plug. Our bad.”

SATURDAY – Book Notes: Author of “The Art of the Deal” proudly tells how he traded his first born for some magic beans. President Trump finally releases his income taxes – only slightly shredded. Fake News at 10: American Petroleum Institute explains that gas prices are higher because “Americans are driving.” Eight Is Enough: Look inside the trunk of a 1957 Ford coming up from Laredo. Billion Dollar Buyer: In a package deal, Tilman Fertitta buys April and Mondays. Law & Order – Sgt. Law & Detective Order arrest members of the Texas Legislature for impersonating a government. (repeat) Texas News at 6: Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick agrees that all offensive capitol grounds monuments should be taken down – except his. Former Enron executive Jeff Skilling, out of prison, goes into the magic

bean business. SUNDAY -- Beat The Press: The Trump administration’s plan for handling the Fourth Estate. Sunday Bad Football: Houston Texans find out they play Denver Broncos as a second game after the Broncos play Saints earlier that day. Straight Face the Nation: Evangelical Christians explain why they support President Trump. (audience laugh track real -- not added) 60 Minutes: Les Moonves, Roger Ailes (on tape) and Charlie Rose debate whether women should have the vote. Even More Football: To show their patriotism and denying they are “traitors,” NFL players en masse join the Marines, cancelling the rest of the season. The Weather Channel – Stormy Daniels brings reign to an end. Late Late News: Hell freezes over. Ashby records at ashby2@

Dear Editor: Great questions. Why isn’t the media doing its job to look after the public? This has already ballooned into a 20 billion construction project excluding right of way when they first estimated it would be 10 billion. They are aggressively seeking our federal taxpayer loans (RRIF, TIFIA) for at least several billion dollars and plan on paying off the initial investors (75 million plus interest) with our tax dollars. This is a developer project folks and they have talked a nice game to get people to buy their story. They still only have 15% of the land acquired in option contracts with only 10% down and most of the remaining property owners will not sell fo these people. They continue to mislead the public in order to push forward their development scheme. They told everyone that billions of taxes will be paid from ticket sales. Folks there is no sales tax on transportation for ticket sales. Wouldn’t a real transportation company know this? The media needs to ask the hard questions. The public and property owners get killed on this project while few will use and the developers line their pockets. We have to really ask the questions before it is too late. Christie Parker Dear Editor: Does the state of Texas have to “give permission” for this horror story to happen? If so, who in Texas government is responsible for granting the permission? I am not personally affected by this particular trample upon our land rights, but it really does affect every Texan. We need names – positions – people who we can contact to voice our opinions. Cannot believe the lack of coverage of this! Danny Combs

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Neighbors: A good time had by all at the Shepherd Forest Civic Club picnic By Elizabeth Villarreal

The 30th Annual Shepherd Forest Civic Club Picnic saw blue skies and cooler weather for this fondly anticipated family-friendly event held this past Sunday. In addition to the ever popular hot dogs and watermelon, kids of all ages enjoyed Marcia’s Petting Zoo, an adoption event with S.A.V.E. Rescue Coalition, a visit from members of Pct. 1 Harris County Constables, a closeup look at a fire engine, and vintage cars from the area. Kudos to Delinda Holland who organized the event and all newly elected officers of the Civic Club who had a hand in the event. Special thanks to “chef” Raymond Dietrich who grilled the hot dogs to perfection. Shepherd Forest neighbors wish to thank their generous sponsors of this event: Revive Development, HEB, and Dr. Gleem Car Wash. Frank Black Middle School’s Choir would like to give a huge thank you to Shipley’s Donuts on Ella Boulevard for hosting the Choir’s fundraiser on Sept. 22. “Your generosity, as well as your numerous patrons, are bringing us one step closer to our first UIL competition,” said Maya Ekelmans, Jamie Ennet and Megan Zientek, the Choir’s Booster Club Board, who organized the fundraiser. Sarah Corley is the Choir’s instructor. You might recall our neighbor from Garden Oaks, Susan Kostelecky, began an after school Sewing Club at Stevens Elementary which is now in its third year there. Kostelecky is excited to announce that Wainwright Elementary also now has an after school Sewing Club. The program started this week under the tutelage of instructor Hannan Muhammad. Six of Wainwright’s students, four girls and two

Joshuah Tidwell, grandson of Daryl and Lynette Tidwell, with a petting zoo goat.

boys, are enjoying the class very much! SK Designs, Kostelecky’s business, sponsors the free after school sewing programs. Stay tuned for news of the students’ projects and experiences. Houston Fire Department’s Station No. 13 on West 43rd Street is 100 years old this month! Look for information coming soon regarding an anniversary open house from 2-4 p.m. Oct. 13. Have you heard of the Monthly Firefighter Appreciation Dinners? Some of our neighbors come together each month to show some love to the firefighters in the Leader community. Spearheaded by Justin Gordon and his daughter Anna almost four years ago, neighbors jumped on the bandwagon and began providing scrumptious monthly dinners for the firefighters at Station No. 13. The Gordons donated and grilled steaks monthly, others brought their favorite casseroles or side dishes, some brought cakes or salads, and so it began. Love, hugs and food for firefighters. That movement has grown

Gene and Delle Hightower having a chat with ‘chef’ Raymond Dietrich.

and now four stations are included in the monthly dinners with the newest additions of Station 30 on Irvington, Station 31 on Crosstimbers, and Station 62 in Timbergrove. Steaks for each firefighter at each station have continued to be provided for the monthly dinners and neighbors are asked to contribute side dishes, salads or dessert, and contributions towards the steaks are welcome, too. As Gordon said, “Putting a

Construction from P. 1A should funding come through. “It’s a fully complete project replacing the infrastructure along those two corridors and bringing them all up to the current standard,” she said. According to Klein, feedback has been fairly positive on the project’s potential benefits should it come to fruition – The Shepherd Forest Civic Club (which also attended the meeting) has even sent a letter of support for the project. “A big part of this is improving safety for pedestrians and cyclists. The area has undergone a pretty interesting change, so enhancing the safety there should be an enormous benefit to the people living nearby,” Klein said. “Coupling the right hand turn lanes with some of the safety features to improve traffic flow and enhancing safety should no doubt be a benefit ot the community. In the end, it really feels like it’s a reconstruction that will enhance the travel along these stretches.”

Civic Club President Patricia Williams and Board Member Angela Hider work the registration desk.

spring in their step and a smile in their eyes in appreciation for all they do for our community is our goal. These guys do so much for us and showing our appreciation with these monthly dinners is one small thing we can do together as a community.” Some of our area businesses have been very strong sponsors and a few of those have filled the gap many, many times when community donations were low - The Barking

Pig and its owner Kristen Powell, Hartz Krispy Chicken on Pinemont and Naro M., and Spaghetti Western Italian Cafe and Spaghetti Western2, the Sequel, owned by neighbors Jennifer and Greg Figueroa, have really made a difference consistently. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices and Stacey Mathews recently provided the steaks for the Station 31 dinner, and Tea + Victory owned by Jason Bush, Vanessa Briceno and Meghan Rega has pledged to be a corporate sponsor for Station 62 in Timbergrove. Riviana Foods has pledged a case of uncooked pasta monthly to add to the Firestations’ pantries. Brothers Pizza on N. Shepherd is also a regular contributor. Other neighbors who have donated tasty treats along the way are Jane Johnston, Patricia Dornak, Gaylene Lombardo, Kristen Wells, Laura Kasper, Gretchen Shoup, Geraldine McClosky, Margaret Brewer, Sally Janacek, Natasha St Cyr, Summer Lynn, Lynsey Flowers, Nancy King,

Elizabeth Thomas, Edward Gallardo, M’lissa Dilley, and Barbara Ballance. October’s dinners will be finished by the time you read your Leader Newspaper, but dinner for Station 62 in Timbergrove is set for this Saturday and you still have time to contribute. Including your children in preparing your donation and taking them with you as you deliver it is such a treat. The kids love to see the fire trucks, meet the firefighters and feel so proud to have brought a contribution for dinner for the firefighters. If you would like to provide a dish for one – or a few! – of the dinners, it’s very simple. Look up the next dates for dinners on Facebook on the “Monthly Firefighter Appreciation Dinner” page, email, or call/text 713-670-4848 for more information. Mark your calendars – there is no need to cook Friday night, Oct. 5! From 4:30-7:30 p.m. St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church’s Men’s Club will hold its Annual Fall Fish Fry, a special tradition in the community and an evening of fellowship that should not be missed. All are welcome! The succulent, fresh, hand-breaded catfish, flash fried on the spot, along with hush puppies, fries, coleslaw and iced tea, is sure to please. Coffee and delectable desserts will be available, too. You may dine in or take out at the East Hall at 3600 Brinkman between Wakefield and W. 34th St. Tickets are $10 for adult plates and $5 for child plates. Tickets are available at the Parish office, from any St. Rose Men’s Club Member, and at the door. The Men’s Club is always very generous and each year the Fish Fry proceeds go back to the Parish and benefit Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and the St. Rose School.

Memorial from P. 1A Additionally, he said the potential project is of significant interest to the residents of Super Neighborhood 12, as Durham and Shepherd remain main thoroughfares for many of them “What I took away from the meeting is that while there would be construction pains, in the long run people believe this will be a beneficial project,” he said of the August meeting when Weesner presented the proposed reconstruction. “People might be worried because it goes from four lanes to three lanes – people think that if you add lanes you decrease traffic flow, but multiple studies shown that if you build it, they will come. Losing a lane of traffic to a righthand turn lane and cyclists is probably the biggest concern people have over a project like this, but we didn’t really get much pushback.” Anyone seeking more information on the proposed project can reach out to the MHRZ/TIRZ 5 at mhrz.tirz5@

St. Rose from P. 1A as well as collaborative learning environments and break-out spaces for small group learning will finish off the project. Seeing as about 40 to 50 percent of St. Rose of Lima’s student population hails from the Garden Oaks/Oak Forest neighborhoods, representative Jennifer Saladino and Drabek both agreed the expansion remains integral in maintaining the legacy of the school’s students, many of whom represent at least a second generation to attend. Both also see it as a chance for more academic enrichment. “We do a lot of hands-on and group-centered activity from Pre-K through 3rd grade and then sort of mellow it off. It’s just a great way for the kids to collaborate,” Drabek said. “Opening up the building –especially in junior high – to where students can work with each other just seemed like a perfect fit.” “Students learn more from each other [in group settings], and it’s overall just a more enriching experience geared towards academic excellence,” Saladino added. With the ability to sustain a portion of construction costs through earned income, St. Rose of Lima is currently seeking to raise $4.5 million to reach the total goal of $9 million and move forward into construction. Currently, Saladino says administrators are in the process of transitioning from the quiet phase of the program to the “loud” phase Nov. 2. Administrators hope to break ground on the expansion in early 2019, but acknowledged that the schedule remains fluid based on funding. For now, there are drop-off locations on-site, and Drabek said those interested in donating to the Faith in Action campaign are always welcome to reach out to her and arrange an oncampus tour before donating. “We don’t want people to get into something they don’t believe in. We would love for people to see the program before they donate to – we want you to believe in what you’re backing,” Drabek said. “It’s an exciting time – there’s something about giving to education – those kids are the future.” For more information on the efforts, interested parties can visit St. Rose of Lima’s website and choose the “Faith in Action Capital Campaign” option under the “Ways to Give” tab.

to accelerate our commitments to make care more consumercentric; grow our capabilities to manage the health of populations; and bend the unsustainable healthcare cost curve in the state,” Stokes said. “Through this combined system, we have a unique opportunity to reinvent healthcare and make a profound difference in the lives of millions of Texans.”    A unified board will be comprised of an equal number of appointees from both organizations. Ross McKnight, the current chair of the Baylor Scott & White Holdings Board of Trustees, will serve as the first chair of the proposed combined system’s board. A vice chair, selected by the Memorial Hermann Health System Board of Directors, will be named prior to closing and will become chair at the end of McKnight’s two-year term. Baylor Scott & White Health

and Memorial Hermann will continue to operate under their strong, highly regarded brands in their respective service areas. “Baylor Scott & White was founded as a Christian Ministry more than 100 years ago; ever since, it has advanced health and driven change in North and Central Texas,” said Ross McKnight, chair of the  Baylor Scott & White Holdings Board of Trustees. “This proposed combination starts the next chapter in the legacies of service and innovation for both systems. It will not only make a positive difference in the lives of millions here, it will become a national model.” Together, the two systems include 68 hospital campuses, more than 1,100 care delivery sites, nearly 14,000 employed, independent and academic physicians and two health plans; and they currently record nearly 10 million patient encounters

annually. “Memorial Hermann has proudly served the Greater Houston area for more than 110 years with nationally recognized, high-quality patient care,” said Deborah Cannon, chair of the Memorial Hermann Health System Board of Directors. “Our mutual history of providing accessible and leading-edge healthcare for all people has laid a strong foundation for our shared vision to build a future together for the benefit of all Texans.” With the approval of the letter of intent, the two organizations have entered into a period of exclusive negotiations, due diligence and the standard regulatory review processes. The next stage in the transaction – a definitive agreement – is anticipated to be complete in 2019.

Contributed photo Shown here is the layout plan for St. Rose of Lima Catholic School’s expansion. Part of their Faith in Action Campaign, the effort’s core focus is a new twostory, 36,000 sqaure-foot education building.

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THE CALENDAR. LIGHTER IN THE HEIGHTS GARAGE SALE Woodland Heights Civic Association The “Lighter in the Heights” Garage Sale, sponsored by the Woodland Heights Civic Association, has been re-scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 6, from 9 a.m.–3 p.m., and expanded to three locations: 826 Woodland, 411 Woodland and 818 Wendel. The event was moved to Oct. 6 from its previously scheduled date due to rain. The sale is designed to help replenish the budget for the neighborhood’s popular Lights in the Heights holiday event in December, which was negatively impacted by last year’s flooding from Hurricane Harvey. Information: 713-628-8809, facebook. com/WoodlandHeightsCivicAssociation/ HISPANIC GENEALOGY Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research Learn about researching your ancestors of Hispanic descent from guest speaker Mary Torres. She serves as president of the Rio Grande Valley Hispanic Genealogical Society in Harlingen and as a District Representative for the Texas State Genealogical Society. The presentation will be from 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 6. Reservations are required. Adults/ teens. The library is located at 5300 Caroline. Information: 832393-2600.

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BICYCLE RALLY & SCAVENGER HUNT Houston Heights Association Houstonians interested in outdoor cycling and learning about the history of the Heights are welcome to the 13th annual Houston Heights Association Bicycle Rally and Scavenger Hunt from 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Oct. 7, at Marmion Park, 1802 Heights Blvd. Starting and ending at Marmion Park, riders of all ages can select from a five-mile, 20-mile or new stroller and bike parade. A scavenger hunt will highlight the historical and notable landmarks throughout the ride. Participant fees range from $15-$25 if registering in advance. Fees increase on the day of the race. Information:, 713-861-4002.

DAN RATHER GROUNDBREAKING CEREMONY Love Elementary PTO Dan Rather, renowned and award-winning broadcast journalist and former Love Elementary student will be returning to his roots. The community is welcome to participate in this groundbreaking event and dedication ceremony. The PTO will be selling personalized commemorative engraved bricks that will be placed around their newest tree, planted by Dan Rather. Bricks will be sold to current students for $35 and $100 for members of the community. The event will be Oct. 12, exact time TBA. Love Elementary is located at 1120 W. 13th St. Information: loveptohouston@

CASINO NIGHT Summerhouse Houston Summerhouse is a Houston Heights non-profit that exists to create personal growth opportunities for young adults with intellectual disabilities. Casino Night will be 6 p.m. Oct. 11, at All Saints Church Parish Hall, 215 E. 10th St. Tickets are $150 each and opportunities are available at the $500 and $1,000 levels. Information:

MEET AND GREET WITH ARTIST TOM RYE The Whimsy Artisan Boutique The Whimsy Artisan Boutique, 1802 Yale St., Suite E, is pleased to offer a Meet and Greet with Artist Tom Rye, who will be discussing his Upright Citizens Collection, from 4-8 p.m. Oct. 6. Tom Rye is a visual artist and designer

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THE CEILING CAN’T HOLD US GALA Friends For Life Friends For Life announces ‘The Ceiling Can’t Hold Us’ annual gala, Friday, Oct. 12, at Silver Street Studios to celebrate 16 years of breaking through barriers to a better community. The gala will celebrate accomplishments with entertainment, silent auction, catering by chef David Cordúa, an open bar, Houston’s own ‘Maggie in the Mornings’ as emcee, and some very special VIP dogs. Information: friends4life. org/gala. HEIGHTS ROTARY BOOK SALE Heights Neighborhood Library The community is welcome to come out to the annual Heights Rotary Book Sale, from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13. The sale will be at Heights Neighborhood

Library, 1302 Heights Blvd. RIPCORD Theatre Suburbia Theatre Suburbia presents Ripcord by David Lindsay-Abaire. Set at the Bristol Place Senior Living Facility in suburban New Jersey, the show follows the infuriatingly chipper Marilyn and the cantankerous Abbey as they are forced to share the same room. The show runs through Oct. 13, Friday and Saturday evenings at 8:30 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. (Sept. 30 and Oct. 7 only) at Theatre Suburbia, 4106 Way Out West. Tickets are $18 adults, $15 students and seniors, and $16 Sunday matinees. Reservations strongly encouraged. Information: 713-682-3525, FOOTBALL, FOAM AND FUN Frank Black Middle School PTO The Frank Black Middle School PTO kicked off its fall fundraiser, Football, Foam and FUN. Money raised will go directly to help students, teachers and the school. The event will be held during Homecoming Week Oct. 18. All students throw footballs, dance, play games and run through a pit of foam. To make a pledge or sponsor, email fundraiser@ Information: 713213-3082. WALTRIP CLASS OF 1988 REUNION The Waltrip High School Class of 1988 will be having their 30 year reunion at 1 p.m. Nov. 3, at the Waltrip High School Homecoming Game at Delmar Stadium, 2020 Mangum Rd. Tickets can be purchased at the door or online on the HISD website. After the football game the class will be meeting at Cottonwood, 3422 N. Shepherd Dr. at 5 p.m., $25/per-

son will cover the cost of the food and there is a cash bar. Please join the Facebook page, Waltrip Class of 1988 for more details on payment and purchasing a t-shirt. Information: 713-291-8383. VETERANS’ DAY CELEBRATION Durham Elementary Durham Elementary will hold their Veterans’ Day Celebration at 8:45 a.m. Friday, Nov. 10, in the school cafeteria. There will be 20-25 veterans expected to attend. The students have prepared songs, poems, readings and artwork to honor the veterans. Black Middle School LCDC will post the colors and present drill routine and the Waltrip band will play the National Anthem. Information: 713-613-2527, smoan@ OLDIE & GOODIE CLASSIC CAR SHOW Adolf Hoepfl The 9th Annual Oldie & Goodie Classic Car Show, postponed from Sept. 16 due to bad weather, has been rescheduled for Nov. 11, at Adolf Hoepfl Garage, 4610 N. Shepherd Dr. This free event will be from 1:30-4:30 p.m. Music, food and raffle prizes will also add to the fun atmosphere planned for the day. All car enthusiasts are encouraged to register. Early registration is $20 and includes an event T-shirt and a goody bag. Information: 713-6955071, FARMERS AND ARTISAN MARKET Eleanora’s Market Eleanora’s Market, 2120 Ella Blvd., will be open from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. every Saturday. There will be local growers, makers, designers, artisans and food producers. Information:

FROM THE PEWS. Temple Oaks Baptist has many items to give away Temple Oaks Baptist Church, located at 2101 W. 34th St., is giving away many items including pianos, organs and other large items. Donations are appreciated. For information, contact R.P. Jones at 713-686-2981. Pancake breakfast at St. Matthew’s St. Matthew’s is offering their free monthly pancake breakfast, from 8:30-10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 6. Pancakes with all the trimmings will be served. The community is welcome. The Lydia Circle will meet immediately after the pancake breakfast in Room 107. Get ready for the Great Pumpkin Patch and Fall Festival Oct. 13. A barbecue meal will be available for $12. Activities for all ages include a silent auction, face painting, games, and pumpkin decorating. Dave Ramsey’s nine-week Financial Peace University will be held at 4 p.m. Oct. 6. St. Matthew’s United Methodist Church is located at 4300 N. Shepherd Dr. Call 713-6970671 or visit for information. Blessing of the Animals at Hope Episcopal A blessing of the animals will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at Hope Episcopal

Church, located at 1613 W. 43rd St. Call 713-681-6422 for information. The Gathering Place ministry at St. Stephen’s The Gathering Place, a free monthly ministry for persons with Alzheimer’s and other memory loss, and their caregivers, will be held Oct. 8, from 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall. Volunteers lead guests in fun activities and serve lunch so that caregivers can take a break. For information, contact Monica Holiday with CarePartners at 713-682-5995, ext. 206. The annual Bill Hardwick Memorial Golf Tournament, benefiting the ministries at St. Stephen’s, will be held Oct. 20, at 8 a.m. at Jersey Meadow Golf Course, 8502 Rio Grande Dr., in Jersey Village. For information, contact Ken Aldredge at 713-419-2291 or Dixie Hardwick at 713-206-9037. St. Stephen’s United Methodist Church is located at 2003 W. 43rd St. For information, call 713-686-8241 or visit and the church’s Facebook page. St. Ambrose Men’s Club to hold spaghetti dinner St. Ambrose Men’s Club will hold their annual spaghetti dinner from 5-7 p.m. Oct. 12. The menu includes spaghetti with meat sauce, salad, garlic

bread and tea. Adult dinners are $10 and child’s plate 5 and under no charge. Dine in or carry out. Desserts will also be available for purchase. Tickets must be purchased in advance. St. Ambrose Catholic Church is located at 4213 Mangum Rd. Call 713-6863497 for information. Men in Mission barbecue dinner at Zion Lutheran Zion Lutheran Church’s Men in Mission will be hosting their annual barbecue dinner from noon-1:30 p.m. Oct. 14, in Zion’s Great Room. All free will offerings for the meal will go toward the Men in Mission’s Seminary Student scholarships. The community is welcome. Zion Lutheran Church is located at 3606 Beauchamp. Call 713-869-1493 for information. October events hosted by Trinity Lutheran Downtown Looking for a family friendly Halloween event? Trinity Downtown invites you to join the fun at Trunks ‘n’ Treats, Oct. 26, from 5-7 p.m. at Upbring School, located at 1316 Washington Ave. Trinity Downtown presents the Hymn Festival featuring James Marriott, Director of Musical Arts at Concordia Seminary in St. Louis who will play on Trinity’s recently renovated 50 rank Holtkamp/Re-

uter pipe organ. The concert will be at 2:30 p.m. Oct. 28, 800 Houston Ave. Admission is free. Freewill offerings are appreciated. Oktoberfest is from 4-6 p.m. Oct. 28 at Trinity Downtown, for an afternoon of German tradition. Brats with all the fixings will be served. St. Arnold’s will provide free beer. Admission is free. Call 713-224-0684 for information. Bazaar at St. Monica St. Monica Catholic Church, 8421 W. Montgomery Rd. 77088, will hold their Bazaar Oct. 19-21. Super Duper Bingo will be 7-11 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19. Bingo tickets are $20 presale and $25 at door. The Bazaar is open Saturday, Oct. 20, from noon-8 p.m. and 12:30-8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21. Zydeco performances by Keyun and The Zydeco Masters, Nooney and the Zydeco Floaters, and Marcus Ardoin and Da Zydeco Legendz. There will be live Hispanic entertainment, food, kids activities, games, and fun for the whole family. Vendor booths available. Free bazaar admission and parking. Information is available at and or by calling 713-818-2048.

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Dear Tabby, My neighbors have a dog who stays in their backyard all day and night, and in every kind of weather. We never see anyone interacting with him and he seems so bored and lonely. He does have water, food and an old, fallingdown doghouse, but that’s about it. Is there anything that we can do to help? Worried in Woodland Heights Dear Worried, There are two basic ways to improve the life of a “backyard dog.� In some situations, a quick call to law enforcement is all that’s necessary. In others, it’ll be up to you to build a relationship with the dog’s guardian and get permission to visit and care for the animal. Every case will be different, so carefully assess the situation before you get started. It sounds like this dog’s very basic needs are (technically) being met and, unless he’s chained, there’s not much that animal control could do in this situation. Sad-

ly, not everyone regards their pets as members of the family, as most of us do. PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) suggests that your best chance of helping dogs in non-emergency situations is likely to befriend the dog’s guardians. Using anything other than a polite approach will probably make them angry and hurt your chances of making a difference. You may be pleasantly surprised—sometimes guardians help their animals themselves after just one conversation. Begin by talking to owners about what their dogs need. Avoid being confrontational. Consider starting the conversation by talking about your experiences with your own dog or by mentioning that you recently learned some new facts about dogs. You can remind your neighbor that dogs need a sturdy shelter. When the temperature drops below 45 degrees, straw (available at feed stores) must be placed inside doghouses in order to keep dogs warm. Blankets, clothing, and towels only make conditions worse when they get wet and freeze. If things go well, consider doing what you can to enhance the life of the dog: • Ask permission to take the dog for walks. • Offer some toys to the dog

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Kathryn L. (Wiggins) Wilson, 89, born Feb. 10, 1929, died Sept. 27. Wilson graduated from Jefferson Davis High School in 1947. She went on to graduate from Texas College for Women and received her master’s degree from University of Houston. She worked at Tenneco for more than 30 years. She married her high school sweetheart, Neal, on Aug. 10, 1974. She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church since 1974. Survivors include her children, Michael Neal, Bunny, Patrick Lewis and Nancy Kidston, four grandchildren, and a great-grandson. Memorial contributions may be made to Grace United Methodist Church Food Pantry, 1245 Heights Blvd., Houston 77008.

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are you looking for additional work? A new Home Services company is opening in the area and we’re looking for quality home repair professionals who are dependable and reliable. Specifically, we need contractors on a per-job basis. Our company will provide the insurance coverage for the work, the jobs, and set up the job times. You provide the tools, work and dependability. All jobs on paid on a per-job basis with repeat work for the best contractors. Full-time work is a possibility

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fRee estimates



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The Leader • Saturday, October 6, 2018 • Page 9A

Columbus Day Window & Patio Door

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This special holiday sale ends on October 14th! Buy 1 window or patio door, get 1 window or patio door

40% OFF H


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THE PUBLIC. The Leader • Saturday, October 6, 2018 • Page 10A

Police Reports • Sept. 21-29 SEPT. 21

Theft 4:30 PM 000-099 HEIGHTS Theft 4 PM 1500-1599 E 31ST Burglary 9:18 PM 500-599 W 19TH

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SEPT. 22

Assault 7:50 PM 1400-1499 STUDEMONT Theft 5 PM 1100-1199 STUDEWOOD Assault 4:56 PM 4700-4799 OXFORD Theft 1:50 PM 100-199 HEIGHTS Theft 6 PM 3700-3799 CENTER Theft 12 PM 3900-3999 WASHINGTON Burglary 5 PM 100-199 VIEUX CARRE Theft 3:49 PM 000-099 WAUGH Theft 3:30 PM 200-299 S HEIGHTS Theft 1 PM 1800-1899 ASHLAND Assault 6:23 PM 800-899 N SHEPHERD Theft 6:19 PM 1200-1299 W 20TH Theft 7 PM 1300-1399 RIGGS Assault 3:30 PM 4300-4399 N SHEPHERD

SEPT. 23

Assault 12:46 PM 100-199 W 19TH Burglary 8:20 AM 2800-2899 AIRLINE Theft 7 PM 700-799 E 40TH Assault 2:10 PM 300-399 YALE Burglary 9 PM 000-099 STOKES Theft 10:18 AM 100-199 YALE Other 11:45 PM AIRLINE/ NORTH LOOP Theft 3:30 AM 5200-5299 CORNISH Theft 12:33 AM 1400-1499 RIGGS

SEPT. 24

Theft 5:40 AM 900-999 N LOOP W Theft 7:30 AM 1300-1399 W 34TH Theft 8:43 AM 4700-4799 AIRLINE Theft 4:33 AM 400-499 SHEPHERD Theft 6:50 PM 600-699 W 19TH Theft 2 PM 200-299 CAVALCADE Theft 8:16 AM 2400-2499 KATY Theft 2:33 PM 100-199 YALE Theft 11:42 AM 2500-2599 SHEARN Robbery 2:15 PM 2500-2599 SHEARN

SEPT. 25

Don’t Be A Victim!

Theft 7:50 AM 2100-2199 ASHLAND

2001 Karbach Suite F Houston, TX 77092


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Gift Certificates

Black Gold Guns & ammo Licensed FFL/Class III Dealer Theft 7:56 AM 1100-1199 RUTLAND Theft 9 AM 3400-3499 KATY Robbery 7:40 PM 100-199 W 20TH Theft 8:45 AM 700-799 W 18TH Burglary 6:00 PM 1200-1299 STUDEWOOD Theft 5:30 AM 1000-1099 SHEPHERD Theft 3 PM 1000-1099 W 20TH Theft 7 AM 100-199 E 39TH Theft 4 PM 1200-1299 W 20TH

SEPT. 26

Theft 8:30 AM 300-399 W 19TH Theft 3 PM 1000-1099 STUDEWOOD Theft 11:50 AM 900-999 N LOOP W Theft 2 PM 400-499 GARDEN OAKS Robbery 2 PM 800-899 E 42ND Theft 12 PM 1700-1799 E T C JESTER

SEPT. 27

Theft 3:25 PM 1100-1199 STUDEWOOD Theft 10:18 AM 700-799 W COTTAGE Theft 12 PM 1800-1899 N SHEPHERD Theft 10 AM 900-999 ALGREGG Burglary 6:30 AM 3500-3599

AJAX Theft 6:30 PM 4200-4299 WASHINGTON Theft 4:20 PM 3900-3999 WASHINGTON Theft 10 AM 1200-1299 N LOOP W Theft 3 AM 4100-4199 OXFORD

SEPT. 28

Theft 4:30 PM 200-299 W 19TH Theft 4 PM 200-299 W 19TH Theft 5:40 PM 300-399 W 19TH Theft 3:30 PM 400-499 W 19TH Theft 2 PM 1800-1899 N SHEPHERD Theft 3:40 PM 900-999 W 34TH Theft 12:20 PM 4000-4099 N SHEPHERD Theft 2:30 PM 3300-3399 WHITE OAK Theft 4 PM 3200-3299 WHITE OAK Assault 5:30 AM 1200-1299 AURORA Theft 6 AM 700-799 SHEPHERD Burglary 4 AM 800-899 E 40TH Theft 7:30 AM 1400-1499 W 20TH Theft 6:11 AM 200-299 W CROSSTIMBERS Theft 3 AM 500-599 WALTON

SEPT. 29

Burglary 1:51 AM 1200-1299 W 11TH Burglary 1:14 AM 900-999 STUDEWOOD Burglary 1:50 AM 3200-3299 WHITE OAK Reports are provided by based on data from the Houston Police Department.


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