Stop in or roll through a colorful oasis of food and drink

Once upon a time there was a tire shop on Lauder Road. But now — thanks to hard work, dreams and lucky timing — the same space is a colorful oasis of eye-popping food, drink and festive fun. And it’s easy for customers to take pandemic precautions there. The place is Caballo Stop and Drive [...]

2021-01-04T13:39:36-06:00January 3rd, 2021|Community, Economic Development, My East Aldine|

Western wear is the hub of an enterprising family’s collection of businesses

Just inside Indomable, a western wear store, there is an overwhelming fragrance of finely tooled leather blended with a hint of cedar from the rough-hewn shelving.  The shop is filled with boots of all colors and sizes, western clothing, turquoise jewelry and rows of hats for children, women and men. Located at the end of a shopping [...]

2021-01-04T22:30:34-06:00January 3rd, 2021|Community, Economic Development, My East Aldine|

Enterprising couple creates colorful custom bicycles

There is a group of people in the East Aldine Management District who have gotten healthier during the COVID-19 pandemic. They are the customers of Heavenly Cruisers, a specialty bicycle shop owned by Noe and Jane Lopez, devoted entrepreneurs and parents of two teen-age daughters, who run their small business behind a welding shop. Tucked [...]

2021-01-03T22:40:37-06:00January 3rd, 2021|Community, My East Aldine|

Fun takes flight at store for birds, other pets and their foods

Stepping inside Elsy’s Bird and Feed store, any shopper can tell the experience is going to be fun. An 8-foot, brightly-colored metal rooster looms over the entrance, as a gray African parrot named Paquito chirps a cheerful “hello,” and a large macaw named Rio flies over rows of bird seed, dog food and treats, pet [...]

2020-11-30T18:52:06-06:00December 3rd, 2020|Community, Economic Development, My East Aldine|

New healthy spot aims to shake up your health

Before packing on any more pandemic pounds, residents of the East Aldine District might want to sip a “skinny horchata” at the Revive Healthy Spot on Aldine Westfield Road. The health food store and dining spot offers health advice, along with healthy “meal shakes,” snacks and meal plans to boost immunity, energy and overall well-being. [...]

2020-11-30T18:46:38-06:00December 2nd, 2020|Community, My East Aldine|

Halloween caravan success inspires Christmas toy drive

There were scary masks, clown masks, funny masks, pretty masks, safety masks, pig masks on deputies. It was, after all, the Halloween Caravan hosted by the East Aldine District. Everybody also wore a smile. The wildly successful parade sponsored by the District brought out happy trick-or-treaters for a safe and silly celebration that simply could [...]

2020-11-30T18:46:57-06:00December 1st, 2020|Community, Events, My East Aldine|

Houston Hog Removal came to the rescue at Keith-Wiess Park

City parks need upkeep. Especially when they get torn up by wild hogs.  The feral beasts were the problem at Keith-Wiess Park that led the East Aldine District to one of Jeff Baker’s businesses, Houston Hog Removal. Because the district and the city are non-profit operations, Baker donated his crew’s time and effort to round [...]

2020-11-25T22:20:12-06:00November 25th, 2020|Community, My East Aldine|

Meet the new Sheriff’s Office day shift patrol supervisor

There is a new sheriff in town -- well, sort of. We had a chance to get to know the new Harris County Sheriff’s Office day shift patrol sergeant for District 2, which includes East Aldine: Sgt. Raymundo Coronado. Coronado was born in Monterrey, Mexico and migrated to the United States with his family when [...]

2020-10-23T19:09:06-05:00November 4th, 2020|Community, My East Aldine|

An interview with Aldine ISD icon Rose Avalos

Rose M. Avalos’ remarkable life of dedication and accomplishment has always been intertwined with the Aldine Independent School District. She was an AISD student, classroom teacher (English, reading, Spanish), counselor, assistant principal and principal (Escamilla Intermediate, MacArthur Senior High). AISD’s Avalos Pathways in Technology Early College High School is named in her honor. She was [...]

2020-11-03T20:16:35-06:00November 2nd, 2020|Community, My East Aldine|
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