The four-way DISD District 1 race is gaining steam as it nears its Nov. 3 finish line. But one candidate’s recent comments have some parents raising their eyebrows. Find out what’s generating a buzz on our blog, and while you’re there, weigh in with your own two cents.

Frozen yogurt was the new sushi, but now it seems hot tea is the new frozen yogurt. That’s right, tea-time is the newest dining fad to catch on in our neighborhood. One teahouse just opened, and another is set to open next month.

The only thing better than pizza is free pizza. During October, this nearby pizza shop is giving free large cheese pizzas to pet-owners who bring in their dog (or any other critter). Now you have yet another reason to love your pooch.

Know of a “best-kept secret” in our neighborhood? We’re looking for neighborhood spots that offer little-known yet nifty perks — like an extra-nice public bathroom, for instance. Or when you need to see the dentist, get your oil changed or wait to be seated at a restaurant — where is the best waiting room? When you’re shopping, dining out or getting a haircut, where do you hear the best background music? Where are the best neighborhood places to take care of life’s little necessities such as airing up a tire, vacuuming your muddy floorboards, or buying last-minute goodies for your child’s school Halloween party? We are seeking out all the little niceties that make neighborhood spots special, so send your best-kept secret (and be specific) to editor Marlena Chavira-Medford.


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