The Leader
TypeWeekly newspaper
EditorLandan Kuhlman
Headquarters2020 N Loop W Ste 220 Houston, TX 77018

The Leader is a weekly newspaper published in the Houston Heights, Houston, Texas. It is delivered to residences in the community.[1] In addition to the Houston Heights it is distributed to other northwest Houston communities, including Garden Oaks and Oak Forest.[2]


Anne Sloan, author of Houston Heights, wrote that circa the 1950s The Leader was "floundering".[1] At one point a man with the family name Burge acquired the publication, and according to Sloan Burge "brought" the publication "back to life in 1957."[1] The man's son, Terry Burge,[1] became the owner and publisher of the newspaper, serving in that role from circa 1970 to 2012.[3] In 2012 McElvy Media, LLC, headed by Jonathan McElvy, acquired the publication.[2]


  1. ^ a b c d Sloan, Anne (2016-10-31). Houston Heights. Arcadia Publishing. p. 43. ISBN 9781439658079.
  2. ^ a b E&P Staff (2012-07-24). "Jonathan McElvy and McElvy Media, LLC, Have Purchased The Leader Newspaper". Editor and Publisher. Retrieved 2020-06-06.
  3. ^ McElvy, Jonathan (2019-08-14). "Kudos to Millwee on a job well done". The Leader. Retrieved 2020-06-06.