The Heights are Alive with the Sound of Music
You are never too young or too old to learn and instrument. Vivaldi Music Academy has been bringing the joy of music to peoples lives for a full decade now. With seven locations across the country, including six in Texas, their new location in The Heights is an exciting expansion that brings an opportunity for neighbors of all ages to learn an instrument.
5, 6-year-old kids find loaded gun at restaurant playground in Northwest Houston, parents say; Hear their warning to others
A family in The Heights is asking parents to teach their children about gun safety after their two boys found and picked up a loaded handgun at a restaurant playground during dinner Wednesday.
Mutiny Wine Room in The Heights brings true taste of Napa Valley to Houston
HOUSTON – Mutiny Wine Room in The Heights recently celebrated their one-year anniversary, and this neighborhood gem brings you the artistry of wine and food in a relaxed, and stylish setting. Their unique wine-tasting experience will make you feel like you’ve stepped into a traditional vineyard, without actually leaving the city. Mutiny Wine Room has a diverse-yet-manageable 40 to 45-wine bottle list focusing on boutique and small wineries. Owners Emily Trout and Mark Ellenberger’s mission is to transport their guests from the day-to-day. Watch as they chat with Lauren Kelly about their unique wine list, and blind tasting experience.
Some Houston area businesses welcome statewide mask mandate removal, while other others fear backlash
HOUSTON – Masks will no longer be mandatory at Texas businesses starting Wednesday, March 10, per Gov. “Tomorrow I am not going to be enforcing the mask mandate because I think it’s up to the individual,” Contello said. AdShe added that customers can still choose to wear a mask if it would make them more comfortable while shopping. “If you want to stay home, stay home and be safe,” she added. Let’s get our life back on track.”Joseph said he hopes people who may not agree with his stance, not take it out on his restaurant’s employees.
Master gardener gives advice on reviving your garden after the freeze
However, passionate gardeners like Sue Schwaller understand the heartbreak of seeing your plants after a long freeze. Kornegay swears by the scratch test. That plant’s going to be just fine,” Kornegay said after performing the test on a plant at his shop. Cut the plant’s limbs or leaves only if they do not pass the scratch test or if the parts are mushy, he said. ”You just cut all of those back and those roots will be just fine,” Kornegay said.
Pure Barre - The Heights offers a total body workout for all ages
HOUSTON – Pure Barre offers a unique total body workout for guests all ages. I know you may think it’s just ballet-based barre class, but it’s so much more! Pure Barre is more than just a barre workout, it’s a lifestyle. Their community is a safe space for men and women, plus it’s designed to inspire and empower fitness and lifestyle goals. Pure Barre - The Heights also has an in-studio retail boutique with numerous brands including DYI, who manufactures their clothing right there in the Heights.
Go Easy, self-care boutique, opening in the Heights this summer
Go Easy, a self-care shop, is making its Houston debut with a new location in The Heights. HOUSTON – A self-care shop is making its Houston debut with a new location in The Heights. “Go Easy is thrilled to bring our unique brand of self-care to Houston. We are so glad we found a home at the MKT development,” said owner Molly Mathias. Go Easy is opening at the M-K-T development at 600 North Shepherd Drive, which is focused on health and wellness programming for women.
Homeowner frustrated with Heights business’s blinking, blaring alarm
“Blinking lights and it is loud enough to where it hurts your ears on the inside of your home,” Shearer said. Shearer took to social media to share her concerns not only about the alarm but about work crews she says are creating parking problems along the street. Besides having their alarm company disable the outside alarms, they’re also planning to do more. We’re going to talk to our team about how can we not reverse and maybe go forward and forward out,” said Viers. ”We want to work together to make the Houston Heights the best neighborhood in Houston,” said Shearer.
Ask 2: Is the Heights the most elevated area in Houston?
As part of our Ask 2 series, the newsroom will answer your questions about all things Houston. Question: Is the Heights the most elevated area in Houston? Answer: Although the Heights got its name for its site on high land, according to the Texas State Historical Association, it is not the most elevated area of the Houston metro area. According to a topography map online, the Heights is only around 80 feet elevated, much like other areas within the loop. Meanwhile, areas of northwest Houston outside of the loop tower more than 250 feet above sea level.
Houston church’s Black Lives Matter banner targeted for second time
HOUSTON – A Houston church community is praying that thieves and vandals stop making them a target. For the second time in two months, someone has destroyed or stolen a Black Lives Matter banner from the front of Resurrection MCC Church on West 11th Street near the Heights. This isn’t the first time someone tampered with a Black Lives Matter sign at Resurrection MCC. “I cannot believe that I just drove by your church and you have the sign of Black Lives Matter,” the voice said. “It matters enough to our congregation and it matters enough to our world right now to say: Black Lives Matter,” said Threash.
Mistakes parents make with their kids’ teeth
The Heights – Dr. Christopher Chance from Oaks Point Pediatric Dentistry said kids are staying home, eating more snacks and sweets that can lead to cavities. He also thinks their dental hygiene is not as well cared for when parents have the mentality that these teeth will fall out soon anyway. Here are the four most common mistakes he said parents are making with their kids' teeth:Not caring for baby teeth“It’s the foundation for the teeth that are going to come out next, it’s also the foundation for good overall health,” Dr. Christopher Chance said. Chance said, is that children produce more saliva than adults which can wash away bacteria but he encourages kids to drink more water at (and between) mealtime . Help them brush until they’re 8-years-old“That may seem like a long time but I always tell my parents, I say, ‘how comfortable would you be if your child brushed your teeth?’ And most parents say ‘OK yeah I wouldn’t have them brush my teeth and feel comfortable with that,’ so they’re more than likely not brushing their own,” Dr.
Takeout Shoutout: Bellissimo Ristorante in The Heights
HOUSTON – Bellissimo is a small family-owned Italian restaurant serving made-to-order pizzas and pasta with a Mexican flair. The food is lovingly created and served-up hot, fresh and with a lot of care. What we love about Bellissimo is the family pride that is baked into every dish they serve. This is soul-saving food cooked by real people who really want you to enjoy yourself. Located in the Heights, this is one family restaurant that deserves your business.
Takeout Shoutout: Hughie’s Tavern & Vietnamese Grill in The Heights
HOUSTON – Hughie’s is a fresh, vibrant, and family-owned Vietnamese and American fusion restaurant. Some of those dishes include both the Shaking Beef and Shaking Chicken: both tender and delicious and packing a big-time-flavor-punch. Hughie’s is a place that combines very fresh vegetables with hearty proteins. It is the creativity in the cuisine: exciting flavors cooked infusing Vietnamese and American favorites. Hughie’s Tavern and Vietnamese GrilleAddress: 4721 North Main Street, HoustonPhone: 281-888-9415
Man accused of sexually assaulting woman in elevator at H-E-B tied to other crimes, police say
HOUSTON – A man accused of sexually assaulting a woman in an elevator at an H-E-B in the Heights appeared before a magistrate judge on Friday. Court records revealed he is the suspect in a different sexual assault case and is a convicted sex offender. The Houston Police Department began canvassing the area after they received reports of sexual assault over the past few days. We learned from personnel that he was seen walking the halls of the building in search of the gym. Kroll is not allowed to live within 900 feet of a school, because he’s a convicted sex offender.
Top 12 burgers in Houston
HOUSTON – Here are the Top 12 burgers in the Houston area, according to Good Taste. Lemon1809 Washington Ave Houston, Texas 713-554-1809 Simplicity at its finest. BuffBurger1014 Wirt Rd Ste 220 Houston, Texas 281-501-9773 Go for the “Avocado Burger” topped with fresh avocado, oven roasted tomatoes, fire roasted poblanos, smoked jalapeno gouda, Fresno chili mayo. Rodeo Goat2105 Dallas Street Houston, Texas 281-853-9480 Try the Chaca Oaxaca. The Burger Joint2703 Montrose Blvd Houston, Texas 281-974-2889 Their burgers are handcrafted with 100% Angus beef, always fresh, never frozen and made to order on a toasted classic style bun.