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Humble officials turn focus to revitalizing downtown

In 2020, Humble officials will explore future initiatives to revitalize downtown Humble and encourage more retail and restaurant growth.


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Economic outlook suggests affordable housing shortage on the horizon for Greater Houston area

With the oil and gas industry slow to recover and an expected surge in low- and moderate-wage jobs on the horizon, local experts are forecasting a shortage of affordable housing in the Greater Houston area.

U.S. Rep. Kevin Brady and others celebrate Covenant Christian School's FEMA grant

The event saw representatives from the city of Conroe, Montgomery County, the Texas Legislature and more.



2019 roundup: Top 5 most read Lake Houston, Humble and Kingwood stories this year

Here are the most-clicked upon news stories by readers in the Lake Houston, Humble and Kingwood areas throughout 2019:


Quest Early College High School students look forward to new, permanent space

Humble ISD is moving forward with its project to relocate Quest Early College High School from its current space within Humble High School to the district's career and technical education building.


Humble ISD receives $25.4M federal grant to add flood barriers to Kingwood High School

Kingwood High School, which received about 6 feet of water during Hurricane Harvey, has been granted $25.4 million to pursue adding flood barriers to the campus to protect it from future flood events.


Apartments set sights on Lake Houston area

As housing costs continue to rise in the Greater Houston area and land availability becomes scarce, experts say more residents and developments are turning to apartments—and they will increasingly do so for the foreseeable future.



Staybridge Suites pushes opening date for new IAH hotel to late December

The 104-room hotel will offer complimentary breakfast, washers, dryers and airport shuttles to George Bush Intercontinental Airport as well as a business center and a 24-hour fitness center.


City, county officials look for drainage solutions in Kingwood area

To combat flooding in the region, officials are studying drainage systems in the Kingwood area using the new Atlas 14 data as a reference.


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.


Houston-area salon Cinderella Nails & Spa to open in Centre at Northpark

The salon will open in early 2020 in the incoming commercial development



Humble ISD celebrates 100th anniversary with special naming of Elementary School No. 29

The Harris County Common School District 50 was compiled into Humble ISD by the Texas legislature in February 1919.


H-E-B Market at Northpark to hold ribbon cutting event for store opening

H-E-B Market at Northpark will open Nov. 13 in the Kingwood Place development.


Preservation projects, buyouts move forward in 2020

With parts of Harris County being targeted for home buyouts by the Harris County Flood Control District, these spaces once occupied by flood-prone homes now offer opportunity for more flood-prevention projects.


The Royalton at Kingwood multifamily development to open on Northpark Drive

The Royalton at Kingwood, a high-end multifamily development from Dallas-based firm SWBC Real Estate, will …



Luxury apartments 255 Assay preleasing units prior to December debut in Houston

Luxury apartment complex 255 Assay is preleasing and will open in December at 255 Assay St., Houston. The …


Summerwood residents worry Northeast Water Purification Plant construction could cause flooding

The city of Houston, the North Harris County Regional Water Authority and other area water agencies are continuing to expand the Northeast Water Purification Plant, the city’s major surface water treatment project.


Luxury apartments The Sarah at Lake Houston to debut in 2020 in Atascocita

The Sarah at Lake Houston, a luxury apartment complex from Dallas-based GenCap Partners, Inc., will debut in …


Fountainwood at Lake Houston to offer independent- and assisted-living apartments in Atascocita

Fountainwood at Lake Houston will open in summer 2020 at 17990 W. Lake Houston Parkway, Atascocita. The $45 …



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. 


East Montgomery County Industrial Park receives $1.5M grant to construct new office building

The East Montgomery County Improvement District received a $1.5 million grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration to construct a new office building in the 500-acre East Montgomery County Industrial Park.


Proposed revision to Montgomery County development drainage criteria draws criticism

A proposal to revise Montgomery County's Drainage Criteria Manual was deferred at the Aug. 27 Commissioners Court meeting after drawing criticism during a public hearing on the item.


Humble City Council approves agreement for Rankin Road project, appoints new public works director

A longtime employee of the city of Humble was appointed to be the new public works director at the Humble City Council meeting Aug. 8. Council members unanimously voted to appoint Assistant Director of Public Works Mark Arnold to replace former Public Works Director Barry Brock, who recently retired.



City, county officials tackle Kingwood drainage issues with major projects

As city and county officials work to mitigate drainage issues in Kingwood, more than 100 area residents are pursuing legal action against a developer that allegedly exacerbated the damages their homes sustained during a heavy rain event in May.


Lake Houston-area residents, agencies await funding for home buyouts, flood-prevention projects

Editor's note: This story is Part 1 of a three-part series looking at how Hurricane Harvey continues to affect the Kingwood area two years after the storm.