Man dies after fiery crash, led HPD officers on high-speed chase, authorities say
Houston police vehicles seen at the corner of Evergreen and Kernel in a photo posted on Houston police's social media on Jan. 22, 2021. HOUSTON – A man is dead after leading officers on a chase in southeast Houston, according to Houston police. Prelim info is a suspect who led officers on a vehicle pursuit is deceased on the scene. The man droved the car eastbound on Kernel Street, lost control of the vehicle and struck a tree in the 7200 block of Kernel Street around 10:35 a.m. No one else was hurt, according to police social media postings.
Day of the Dead comes alive at Evergreen Cemetery in Houston
The sky is crystal blue over Evergreen Cemetery, and a soft wind bears both the burnt-syrup smell of roasting coffee beans and the low moans of distant train horns and the crowing of backyard roosters closer at hand. Houston Texans and Astros mementoes adorn some graves; graves of children are decorated with statuettes of Minions and Mario, Minnie Mouse and My Little Pony; still others, those of adults, stand before offerings of whiskey or beer. The moment we forget them, […] then they are truly gone.”The wisdom of those words is borne out by the larger history of Evergreen Cemetery, one in which Mexican Americans figure most recently, but not entirely. Labor groups and Woodmen of the World: this is Houston’s home of the workingmen’s dead, in short. You won’t catch a whiff of roasting coffee beans there, nor will you hear the crow of a nearby yardbird.
Gored on the Green: Elk encounter injures golfer
(NBC NEWS) – A Colorado man is recovering after a painful encounter with a bull elk on an Evergreen, Colorado golf course. The plan was to play one last game on a nice course before the weather changed. Unfortunately for Zac Bornhoft’s group, the course had an unexpected hazard. Denver Parks and Recreation, which oversees the course, says park rangers and staff alert golfers to avoid specific holes or leave their balls when elk are on the course. Bornhoft says he hopes what happened to him will motivate others to learn what to do in similar situations.
High-performing Houston-area schools: How Windsong Intermediate is closing the achievement gap in its classrooms
Windsong Intermediate SchoolGrades: 3-5 | Address: 2100 W Parkwood Ave, Friendswood, TX 77546 | Phone: (281) 482-0111Located in Friendswood, Texas, Windsong Intermediate School is roughly a 30-mile drive south of downtown Houston. The TEA assesses the school’s performance in three different domains to determine its overall score: student achievement, school progress, and closing the gaps. Here’s how Windsong Intermediate School fared in these three categories:Student Achievement: 95School Progress: 91Closing the Gaps: 100For more information about Windsong Intermediate School, click here to view the performance report. Windsong Intermediate received designations for the categories ELA/reading, comparative academic growth, postsecondary readiness, science and comparative closing the gaps. 4 questions with the school’s administratorsWe asked school administrators to tell us more about Windsong Intermediate.
Shiver me timbers: This West Texas Airbnb listing is a clothing-optional yacht docked in the desert
We’ve got quite a quirky listing for you: It’s a clothing-optional yacht docked in the desert. Ok, so here’s the skinny on the listing: This BiG Bend adjacent yacht boasts one bedroom, a kitchen, an upper deck perfect for stargazing, and loads of privacy (thank goodness). The yacht is far enough away from the main area that you truly feel like you’re by yourself. If you are wanting to visit Big Bend - Rondas place is about 80mins from the park. West Texas Airbnb listing (Airbnb)West Texas Airbnb listing (Airbnb)West Texas Airbnb listing (Airbnb)West Texas Airbnb listing (Airbnb)
Glamp it up Texas-style in this covered wagon listed on Airbnb
Do you harbor a deep-seated desire to sleep the night away in a covered wagon? Fulfill a Texas rite of passage and glamp it up in style at a Texas Airbnb so Texas it can actually contain your overbrimming love for the Lone Star State. Ok, so here’s the skinny on the listing: The 220-square-foot wagon is a replica of a Conestoga wagon that made its way to Fredericksburg about 150 years ago. As if by magic, this wagon contains a King-size bed, a bunk bed, chairs and a small table. Just steps from the wagon sits a small cabin boasting a private shower and commode.
What to know before you go: Gerald D. Hines Waterwall Park
Across from the Galleria’s tallest building, William’s Tower, is Gerald D. Hines Waterwall Park. Williams Tower (Jill B. Jarvis)Gerald D. Hines Waterwall Park (Jill B. Jarvis)This park does not have a playground, but is a great place for a picnic. Williams Tower parking garage (Jill B. Jarvis)The only thing tricky with this park is parking. The Galleria Mall Nordstrom parking garage is a block away and is free. A closer option is the Williams Tower parking garage, with starts at $3 for 30 minutes.
Houston History: A look back at the Prudential Building before it was imploded
Known as the Prudential Insurance Co. Building, the 18-story structure was the first high-rise corporate office building outside downtown. Houston Main building (Courtesy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center) (The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center)Designed by Kenneth Franzheim, the Prudential Building was constructed of Indiana limestone and natural Texas Granite. New plans were set to construct a four-building medical campus in place of the Houston Main Building. The University of Texas System officially named the building the Houston Main Building in 1980. (Courtesy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center) (The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center)The Prudential Building Today
These are the 10 most expensive Houston-area homes sold in December 2019
HOUSTON, Texas – All in all, the 10 most expensive Houston-area homes sold in December 2019 amount to around 72,253 square feet of luxury living and more than $36 million in real estate, according to the Houston Association of Realtors. Peruse the list to see some of the most gorgeous homes swept off the market last month. 5325 Lynbrook, Houston, TX 77056 (HAR)Tanglewood | 4 bedrooms, 8 bathroomsSize: 7,158 square feetAddress: 5325 Lynbrook, Houston, TX 770563752 Tangley, Houston, TX 77005 (HAR)West University | 5 bedrooms, 7 bathroomsSize: 5,027 square feetAddress: 3752 Tangley, Houston, TX 770053305 Amherst (HAR)West University | 5 bedrooms, 5 bathroomsSize: 5,310 square feetAddress: 3305 Amherst, Houston, TX 770055904 Pine Forest (HAR)5904 Pine Forest (HAR)Tanglewood | 5 bedrooms, 7 bathroomsSize: 6,839 square feetAddress: 5904 Pine Forest, Houston, TX 770573421 Amherst, Houston, TX 77005 (HAR)Tanglewood | 4 bedrooms, 6 bathroomsSize: 5,092 square feetAddress: 3421 Amherst, Houston, TX 770053238 Locke (HAR)3238 Locke (HAR)River Oaks | 5 bedrooms, 6 bathroomsSize: 5,951 square feetAddress: 3238 Locke, Houston, TX 770196515 Westchester, Houston, TX 77005 (HAR)6515 Westchester, Houston, TX 77005 (HAR)West University | 5 bedrooms, 9 bathroomsSize: 8,113 square feetAddress: 6515 Westchester, Houston, TX 77005214 SAGE ROAD (HAR)214 SAGE ROAD (HAR)214 SAGE ROAD (HAR)Tanglewood | 6 bedrooms, 9 bathroomsSize: 10,590 square feetAddress: 214 Sage, Houston, TX 770563600 Inverness, Houston, TX 77019 (HAR)3600 Inverness, Houston, TX 77019 (HAR)3600 Inverness, Houston, TX 77019 (HAR)River Oaks | 7 bedrooms, 8 bathroomsSize: 8,916 square feetAddress: 3600 Inverness, Houston, TX 77019314 HUNTERS TRAIL STREET (HAR)314 HUNTERS TRAIL STREET (HAR)314 HUNTERS TRAIL STREET (HAR)314 HUNTERS TRAIL STREET (HAR)314 HUNTERS TRAIL STREET (HAR)River Oaks | 6 bedrooms, 10 bathroomsSize: 9,257 square feetAddress: 314 Hunters Trail, Houston, TX 77024
This antique Texas gas station has transformed into a happening cafe
Magnolia Filling Station opened on the corner of Fiorella and Lafayette streets in the 1920s, after automobiles displaced horse-drawn carts. She got to know baristas in the region and, despite having no previous small-business experience, acquired the keys to the old filling station in December 2017. “I knew I had to bring it back as the Filling Station,” Mackie says. They serve as mementos of the building’s past enterprises: The Old Highway Filling Station, Painter Bus Line stop, beauty shop, antiques store, and café. “But the coffee’s good, too.”Magnolia Filling Station, 1101 Fiorella St., Castroville.
Family fun: Feed Houston police horses at HPD’s mounted patrol stables
Visiting the Houston Police Departments Mounted Patrol Stables might just be the coolest free thing to do in Houston. Mounted patrol barn (Jill B. Jarvis)Mounted patrol stable (Jill B. Jarvis)BigKidSmallCity had a Meet Up here in the Fall. A HPD officer was our guide and taught us all about the Mounted Patrol. Mounted patrol stable (Jill B. Jarvis)Mounted patrol stable (Jill B. Jarvis)We also learned that the Houston Mounted Patrol practices natural horsemanship and they feed the animals a natural diet and they are barefoot! After sitting on the bleachers and learning about the horses, we went back in the stables to feed all the horses.
Organize your kitchen like a pro with these tips from a Houston organizing expert
Considering the sheer number and variety of things you store in your kitchen (plastic containers, small appliances, food, and dishware, just to name a few) we suspect most of you are harboring some sort of clutter in your kitchen at this very moment. Get your clutter under control with these tips from Houston organizing expert Nancy Devlin. • Keep in original containers• Organize alphabetically or by type, whichever makes sense to you. • Convert plastic containers to glass containers for storage. Much better for food, clean up, re-heating, and will last foreverNancy Devlin owns and runs Efficient Living, a Houston-based organizing service.
From cooking classes to learning how to row, here are 5 unique new hobbies you can start this year around Houston
I believe this year should be all about exploring what Houston and the greater area has to offer. Get ready to rock your tastebuds with Cooking with a Twist At Cooking with a Twist, they offer hands-on interactive and fun cooking classes for any event. 500 Houston StreetRichmond, TX77469281-342-6478FortBendMuseum.orgOn Facebook: For Bend MuseumHead down by the river in the WoodlandsStart your post holiday plans at the Riva Row Boat House! Whether your a solo adventurer or wanna take out the family, head down to Riva Row Boat House. At Riva Row Boat House, they offer single and tandem kayaks, paddles boards and swan boats for rental.
Ask 2: What is the tallest building in Houston?
The question: What is the tallest building in Houston? The 1,002-foot-tall skyscraper sitting at 600 Travis Street in Downtown Houston is the city’s tallest building. Here’s how the building ranks among the world’s tallest towers, according to the Skyscraper Center, a building database:It’s the 142nd tallest building in the world. It’s the 22nd tallest building in the United States. It’s the tallest building in Houston.
Take a look inside: Massive Houston manor on the market for $29.5 million
Are you a gazillionaire trying to land one of the most expensive homes in Houston? Do you happen to have a $30 million dollar chunk of change burning a hole in your pocket? Well, we’ve got great news for you: A massive manor home is on the market and its just $29,500,000. Bust out the Benjamins (295,000 Benjamins, to be exact) and this pricey piece of real estate is yours for keeps. 120 CARNARVON DRIVE (HAR)120 CARNARVON DRIVE (HAR)120 CARNARVON DRIVE (HAR)120 CARNARVON DRIVE (HAR)120 CARNARVON DRIVE (HAR)120 CARNARVON DRIVE (HAR)120 CARNARVON DRIVE (HAR)120 CARNARVON DRIVE (HAR)120 CARNARVON DRIVE (HAR)120 CARNARVON DRIVE (HAR)120 CARNARVON DRIVE (HAR)120 CARNARVON DRIVE (HAR)120 CARNARVON DRIVE (HAR)120 CARNARVON DRIVE (HAR)
Tour this Texas castle boasting a drawbridge, moat, and trebuchet
But these days, visitors stop by the bakery for more than pastries and breakfast; it’s the first stop on a tour of a whimsical edifice outside of town known as Newman’s Castle, a full-scale replica of a medieval castle replete with five corner turrets, a 3,000-pound drawbridge, moat, and trebuchet. A fifth-generation Texan, Newman had spent time abroad, where he admired the palatial residences inhabited by the European elite. The communal dining table and high-backed chairs in the Great Hall were crafted from East Texas pine according to period specifications. Our tour concluded with a simple lunch brought from the bakery: deli sandwiches, donuts, cake, and cookies, served buffet-style. Hours: Mon-Fri 4 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Sat-Sun 4 a.m.-5 p.m.To reserve a tour of Newman’s Castle, call 979-865-9804.On the day of the tour, guests meet at the bakery at 10:30 a.m. to buy tickets and receive directions.
Banish paper clutter from your home with these hacks from a Houston organizing expert
Set yourself up for success with a series of easy-to-achieve organizing tasks. Up first, we suggest mounting a campaign against your paper clutter. Excluding neat freaks (a rare breed), we’re all drowning in paper clutter, an ironic problem in this so-called digital age. As you get used to using this method, add or eliminate file names that you use and need. From file management to full-home decluttering, Devlin has helped her clients transform chaos into order since 2009.
Rustic retreat or modern masterpiece? Two Texas real estate listings offer luxury living for $3.2M
Here, we compare two Texas real estate listings with the same price tag, but wildly different accommodations. This go around, we pit a rustic retreat in Alpine against a modern masterpiece in Dallas. 2 Scenic Ridge North, Alpine, TX 79830 (HAR)Alpine | 5 bedrooms, 5 bathroomsHome size: 3,071 square feetLot size: 370 acresAddress: 2 Scenic Ridge North, Alpine, TX 79830Contact: Debbi Hester, (915) 252-5753Up first, we take a look at 2 Scenic Ridge North. Sitting at 5826 Walnut Hill Lane, this lavish abode offers some super trendy touches including starch-white walls, floor-to-ceiling windows, and modern amenities (heads up: the master bath has heated floors). 5826 Walnut Hill Lane, Dallas, TX 75230 (HAR)5826 Walnut Hill Lane, Dallas, TX 75230 (HAR)5826 Walnut Hill Lane, Dallas, TX 75230 (HAR)5826 Walnut Hill Lane, Dallas, TX 75230 (HAR)5826 Walnut Hill Lane, Dallas, TX 75230 (HAR)
You can stay the night at this ‘Fixer Upper’ home listed on Airbnb
The Shotgun House, a one bedroom home featured on the couple’s HGTV hit show, “Fixer Upper,” is up for grabs on Airbnb and it costs just $175 per night. “Anyone who loves the Fixer Upper needs to make the trip to Waco! Nothing about our trip was a disappointment and getting to stay at the Shotgun House made it all the better,” wrote Kimberly, who stayed in November. The location of the Shotgun House makes it the perfect place to stay for a trip to the Silos. The Shotgun House (Airbnb)The Shotgun House (Airbnb)The Shotgun House (Airbnb)The Shotgun House (Airbnb)The Shotgun House (Airbnb)The Shotgun House (Airbnb)The Shotgun House (Airbnb)
Ultra-luxurious 3-story closet (and the Houston-area mansion it comes in) on the market yet again
Are you on the hunt for a closet with square footage rivaling a big house? The property at 47 Grand Regency Circle is listed as for sale again on HAR.com, which the listing states has been active since mid-August. Contact real estate agent Nancy Almodovar at (713) 714-6454 for more information on the luxury listing. 47 GRAND REGENCY CIRCLE (HAR)47 GRAND REGENCY CIRCLE (HAR)47 GRAND REGENCY CIRCLE (HAR)47 GRAND REGENCY CIRCLE (HAR)47 GRAND REGENCY CIRCLE (HAR)47 GRAND REGENCY CIRCLE (HAR)47 GRAND REGENCY CIRCLE (KPRC 2)47 GRAND REGENCY CIRCLE (HAR)47 GRAND REGENCY CIRCLE (HAR)47 GRAND REGENCY CIRCLE (HAR)47 GRAND REGENCY CIRCLE (HAR)47 GRAND REGENCY CIRCLE (HAR)-----Looking for more posh Texas properties? Go to our real estate page or subscribe to our free weekly newsletter, House 2 Home.