January 28, 2016

Armed with knowledge: Bellaire police to hold town hall tonight on public safety issues

Residents can learn more about crime trends, security, and the state’s new Open Carry law at a town hall conducted by the Bellaire Police Department at 7  tonight (Thursday, Jan. 28) at the Bellaire Civic Center, 7008 S. Rice Ave. The session is part of Chief Byron Holloway’s program of semi-annual community meetings. For more on […]

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January 21, 2016

HISD trustee to meet with Lanier MS community on name change

The promised community meeting to discuss whether the name of Lanier Middle School should be changed has been set for 6 p.m. Feb. 3 at the school, 2600 Woodhead St. The campus is one of eight in an HISD proposal to remove the names of schools whose namesakes have ties with the Confederacy and to work […]

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January 18, 2016

Bellaire city offices closed for MLK holiday

Not only is Martin Luther King Day Monday a federal holiday — it’s a city one in Bellaire, as well. All city offices and buildings will be closed, except for emergency services, and solid waste collection will resume on the next scheduled day. Houston ISD schools and most banks are also closed, and as a […]

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January 14, 2016

UPDATED: Lanier MS gets reprieve from renaming — for now — until community is heard

By Charlotte Aguilar UPDATE: HISD trustees voted 5-4 Thursday night to initiate the process of renaming four schools — Lee High School (originally known as Robert E. Lee HS), Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson, Henry Grady and Richard Dowling middle schools — whose namesakes had ties to the Confederacy. At the request of Jolanda Jones — in her first […]

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January 12, 2016

Confederate connection could mean name change for Lanier MS

By Charlotte Aguilar A reconstituted Houston ISD board of trustees will consider Thursday whether to approve the renaming of eight schools — including Sidney Lanier Middle School — whose namesakes had ties to the Confederacy. Also identified in the resolution brought forward by Board President Rhonda Skillern-Jones, are Grady, Dowling, Jackson and Johnston middle schools, […]

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December 31, 2015

‘The sky is not falling’: Bellaire PD gears up for Open Carry

By Charlotte Aguilar Bellaire police are winding up four days of training today on the new state Open Carry law that takes effect Friday — New Year’s Day. Under the law, passed in the last legislative session, those with proper licensing may now openly carry guns in their belt holsters or shoulder holsters in businesses […]

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December 17, 2015

Deli-ghtful news: Kenny & Ziggy’s opening second location close to Bellaire

Bellaire residents won’t have to fight Galleria traffic any longer to satisfy their cravings for authentic New York-style deli starting in February — the target for Kenny & Ziggy’s New York Delicatessen Restaurant to open a second location, in the former Fish City Grill in the center located at Buffalo Speedway and Westpark. CultureMap’s food editor Eric Sandler […]

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December 17, 2015

HISD seeks ‘vigilance’ Thursday after threat to schools

All Houston ISD campuses are opening Thursday morning despite a threat of violence – but with a request for parents and students for extra vigilance about “any suspicious activity.” HISD put out a robo call to families and staff late Wednesday night after a threat, similar to those received by Los Angeles, New York and […]

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December 8, 2015

Girl Scout Cookies Dec. 19

Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council (GSSJC), one of the largest Girl Scout councils in the U.S., will begin selling Girl Scout Cookies door-to-door and digitally December 19, about three weeks earlier than earlier years. The program is the largest girl-led business in the world and teaches girls essential skills to succeed personally and professionally, […]

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November 19, 2015

Bellaire police ask help in solving Newcastle robbery/assault

Bellaire police are seeking witnesses and are asking anyone who had surveillance cameras pointed toward Newcastle Drive from Glenmont to Beechnut Wednesday evening to help in the apprehension of as many as four young men who robbed and assaulted a man walking home on Newcastle just south of Bissonnet around 8:15 p.m. Here is the […]

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