By Charlotte Aguilar The state made its move Wednesday (March 15) to take over Houston ISD, which Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath said would begin in earnest after school is out with replacement of the elected school board by a local “board of managers” that he will appoint by June 1. In fact, the education agency posted listings Tuesday — apparently … [Read more...] about It’s official: state is taking over Houston ISD starting with an appointed board
Weslayan Plaza gains one high-profile tenant, close to signing another as Tuesday Morning exits
By Charlotte Aguilar The rumor that’s been spread in salon chairs and on local social media for weeks is official: Beautique Day Spa and Salon is leaving Rice Village after 67 years to relocate to Weslayan Plaza. Rip Reynolds, leasing agent for Regency Centers, confirmed the move to Essentials Monday evening (Feb. 22). He said center management is prepping the spaces formerly … [Read more...] about Weslayan Plaza gains one high-profile tenant, close to signing another as Tuesday Morning exits
O’Reilly’s plans to rebuild at same Bellaire site
The concerns about the demolition of O’Reilly Auto Parts, 5134 Spruce St., in Bellaire, and outcry about the business’ future should subside: The store will rebuild at the same spot and is working with the city to meet the quirky development requirements for the Urban Village-Downtown area in which The chain’s original request for a variance to build a new one-story structure … [Read more...] about O’Reilly’s plans to rebuild at same Bellaire site
The odds on Trader Joe’s coming to town: Will Two-Buck Chuck ever live in Bellaire or West U?
By Charlotte Aguilar The murmur never quite goes away, reaching a crescendo at times like this, when a nice-sized, reasonably updated supermarket property becomes available in the Bellaire-West University area. It’s always campaign season when a community is trying to snag a Trader Joe’s Market. Read social media posts or converse with a Trader Joe’s aficionado, and one would … [Read more...] about The odds on Trader Joe’s coming to town: Will Two-Buck Chuck ever live in Bellaire or West U?
Yard-to-table, Pluck enables home-growing without the hassle
By Charlotte Aguilar West University’s Scott Novich describes his business as “something out of Star Trek,” but in reality, Pluck is literally down-to-earth. It’s “yardiculture” — a company growing, both literally and figuratively, and looking for would-be gardeners in West University and Bellaire interested in harvesting some of their own food to test the service. Pluck is … [Read more...] about Yard-to-table, Pluck enables home-growing without the hassle