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BARC Animal Shelter celebrates debut of cattery with $1 adoptions for cats, kittens

The cattery was BARC's most recent step toward expanding its shelter space.


West Mansion being razed; Pasadena officials do not know what is next for the site

The historic James and Jessie West Mansion at 3303 NASA Parkway, Pasadena, is being razed.


Uniformity in jeopardy: League City’s building codes pre-empted by new state law

A new Texas law governing local building standards could have a lasting effect on the look and feel of communities, but League City is doing what it can to combat what officials call an unfunded mandate that erodes local control.



League City considers building new sportsplex as Epicenter deal stays pending

A major deal that would have resulted in the free creation of a new, bigger sportsplex has been in limbo for months, prompting League City to move ahead with building new baseball fields at its own expense.


Exploration Green wins Houston-Galveston Area Council award

Exploration Green , a yearslong project to turn a Clear Lake golf course into a detention pond, has won a Houston-Galveston Area Council award, according to an Oct. 21 press release.


League City pushing ahead with new sportsplex; Epicenter deal in limbo

An agreement has not been signed to turn the Chester L. Davis Sportsplex into an entertainment hub , but the city is planning to construct a new sportsplex before a deal is signed, and some residents at a public board meeting said they recognize the need.


League City City Council approves mandating creation of homeowners, business owners associations

The League City City Council took action Sept. 24 on an item tabled Aug. 27, voting 6-2 to require the establishment of homeowners associations and business owners associations in areas with a common property, such as a drainage ditch or park.


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Houston City Council approves 30-year Spaceport lease for FlightSafety

A flight simulation company will soon lease land in Phase 1 of the Houston Spaceport .


JUST IN: Texas Central signs design-build contract with civil engineering firm Salini Impregilo

Editor's note: This story has been updated to clarify the difference between Texas Central's Sept. 13 announcement about a design-build contract with Salini Impregilo and an October 2018 announcement about a limited-notice-to-proceed agreement with Salini Impregilo. 


Cities along Clear Creek look at new rainfall intensity data

Atlas 14, a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration study of rainfall data released in September 2018, shows for the first time since the 1990s that cities along Clear Creek, including League City, deal with some of the hardest-hitting storms in the state. These municipalities have a 1% chance per year of receiving 17-18 inches of rain in a 24-hour period.


Work on new League City sportsplex moving forward; Epicenter League City deal still pending

Despite the deal for Epicenter League City still pending, League City officials are moving forward with the design and construction of a new sportsplex on the city’s west side, according to a League City news release.



League City City Council approves FY 2019-20 budget, discusses building regulations

The League City City Council on Aug. 27 adopted the fiscal year 2019-20 budget, which has undergone changes through several workshops over the past several weeks.


Despite hiccups, Exploration Green project on track for 2021 completion

A couple snags and the weather have delayed the construction of Exploration Green, but the project is making good progress, Clear Lake City Water Authority officials said.


Major aerospace company, possible research and development campus coming to Houston Spaceport

Houston Airport System officials are weeks away from finalizing a deal with a major aerospace company that plans to locate in the Houston Spaceport, and there are preliminary discussions between several area universities to create a research and development campus at the spaceport, Ellington Airport General Manager Arturo Machuca told area business leaders at a Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce luncheon July 30.


League City City Council shoots down proposed apartment development

An apartment complex of one-bedroom apartments will not be built—at least not soon—after neighbors pushed back against the proposed development.



Houston City Council votes to end parking requirements in some areas surrounding downtown Houston

New developments in Midtown, east downtown and parts of the Near Northside and Montrose will no longer be required to provide a set number of parking spaces.


New Harris County floodplain rules draw concern over development costs

Updated 12:05 p.m. July 19: The story has been updated from its original version to say the new standards require developers to build enough detention to offset flooding in the 500-year floodplain. The story previously said this would require developers to build a minimum of five times as much detention.


Bay Area drainage projects advancing

It has been almost one year since Harris County voters approved a $2.5 billion bond to address drainage issues and two months since League City voters approved spending $73 million on local flooding problems. Projects are under design in both Clear Lake and League City, but it could be years before residents see relief.


Back to the moon: Johnson Space Center to play key role in NASA’s mission to the moon, beyond

Among the first words astronauts said after landing on the moon on July 20, 1969, were, “Houston ... the eagle has landed.”



Airbnb: Agreement with Houston could raise $3 million a year for tourism, arts funds

Under an agreement with the city of Houston effective July 1, Airbnb is now automatically collecting the city's hotel occupancy tax, yielding a potential annual windfall of $3 million for tourism and arts initiatives, the company said.


Aerospace officials tout innovation at Houston Spaceport groundbreaking

In the early 1900s, the Wright brothers in their Dayton, Ohio, bicycle shop became the first to give humans the power of flight.


Demo Monday: Upper Kirby H-E-B, Hanover apartment project and more Houston demolition activity, June 17-21

Six permits were issued this week to clear properties along West Alabama and Kirby Drive, which grocer H-E-B acquired in 2018.


Despite hiccups, Exploration Green on track for late 2021 completion

A couple snags and the weather have delayed the construction of Exploration Green, but the project is making good progress, Clear Lake City Water Authority officials said.



Demo Monday: Zadok Jewelers midrise, new Center for Hearing and Speech, and more demolition permits, June 10-14

Several high-profile projects picked up demolition permits this week to begin clearing sites for a new Uptown midrise, a self-storage facility near the Heights and a new campus for the Center for Hearing and Speech.