This Week's Headlines

South Belt recovers from tornado damage

Leader begins 48th year in South Belt

Sagemont launches new payment portal

Cross appears in complex roof

Martin offers storm-related assistance

2nd suspect arrested in 2022 murder

Leader continues look back at year 2022

Pct. 2 deputies battle local crime

Elder helps catch drive-thru crook

Sagemont house demolished

Officials survey damage

Strong winds cause damage

Tornado strikes Beverly Hills Intermediate

Dobie focuses on security

Beamer Place units destroyed by EF-3 tornado

Area hoops squads chase playoff positioning

San Jacinto College softball splits four to open 2023

Ravens’ baseball wins two of three

Longhorns open 22-6A with win, draw

Lajaunie tennis calls netters

Dobie softball program starts march to opener

Dobie girls’ basketball snags second seed

Berry, Brook graduate, paces Hill College women’s basketball

Barba sparkles in Galveston debut

JFD tennis excels at Wesbrooks event; Franklin/Kramer Invitational up next

South Belt youth soccer offers online late sign-up

Dobie’s Hall, Hill make 2023 collegiate choices


Local Libraries

Bracewell City Library
Located at 9002 Kingspoint, Bracewell is inside the Beltway east of Blackhawk. Included in its collection are books-on-tape, compact discs, magazines, large-print books, children's books-on-tape and books in Spanish.

The library offers a variety of services including telephone and in-house reference information, a public access catalog and children's storytimes.

Bracewell provides an outside bookdrop as well as telephone renewal at 832-Bracewell Library sketch393-2580. Self-service facilities available include word processors and a copy machine. The library catalog is available through www.Houstonlibrary.org.

For hours and special events visit Bracewell on the web at www.houstonlibrary.org/bracewell
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For information, call the library at 832-393-2580.

Harris County Parker Williams Library
The spacious 20,000-square-foot Harris County Parker Williams Branch Public Library at Scarsdale and Beamer opened in 1993. Regular seating for reading and study accommodates 125.There are three meetings rooms that may be reserved by the public. Two of the rooms seat 25 and one room seats 50.  These rooms are located by the County Clerk’s office, which is located across the parking lot.

The online catalog is user friendly and can be accessed, along with various databases, from home computers at www.hcpl.net.

Books may be transferred from other branches at no charge. The library features a large Vietnamese collection as well as some Spanish titles and a large selection of DVD’s and CD’s.

The library offers English as a second language classes as well as training for volunteer tutors interested in teaching adults basic literacy or ESL.

Free computer classes are offered monthly. Storytimes are every Wednesday for preschoolers and Thursday mornings for toddlers. Vietnamese story and learning times are presented Saturdays. During the summer, the library sponsors a summer reading program and presents special programs.

Harris County library cards are free to Texas residents who provide proof of their current address. Library hours are Monday from 1 to 9 p.m., Tuesdays from 10 a.m.to 6 p.m., Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Thursday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday from 1 to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The library is closed on Tuesdays and Sundays. For information, call 281-484-2036.