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Toll road brings growth, sparking rural resident concern

The Brazoria County Expressway is anticipated to alleviate traffic when it opens next year.


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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.

CBD stores open up across Pearland after legalization

CBD market growth has accompanied a shift in public perception for the hemp-derived product, but Charles Ojevwe, the owner of Nature Green Leaf CBD in Pearland, said there is still a lack of education about it.



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.


Pearland City Council, Planning and Zoning Commission discuss office warehouse space

Pearland City Council and the Planning and Zoning Commission had a joint public hearing Nov. 18 regarding a new mini-storage and warehouse coming to the city.


Friendswood reacts to new development requirements caused by House Bill 2439

Areas such as Downtown Friendswood are affected by House Bill 2439.


Manvel City Council has yet to approve land plan for city center

Manvel City Council has not yet approved a land plan for the 150 acres that will be developed into a city center.



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. 


The Domain at Boulder Creek anticipated to finish construction in August

Domain at Boulder Creek is expecting to be finished with construction at the end of August. The apartment …



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.


Three residential developments to follow in Pearland, Friendswood

This month, we highlighted three Pearland- and Friendswood-area neighborhoods that are still building homes. …


NASA to open International Space Station to private astronauts, commercial companies

The opportunity for everyday citizens to travel to low-Earth orbit and beyond may be closer than you think.


GALLERY: U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos visits Johnson Space Center

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos on June 5 made a stop at the Johnson Space Center as part of a tour to learn how local education leaders and employers are closing skills gap between workers and in-demand jobs.




Experts share concerns, alternatives for proposed Texas coastal barrier

The Army Corps of Engineers is taking steps to adjust its Coastal Texas Study based on public feedback, but experts still have a myriad of concerns about the multi-billion-dollar plan.


U.S. Department of Transportation announces $605 million Grand Parkway loan

The U.S. Department of Transportation announced Feb. 22 its Build America Bureau will loan up to $605 million toward building segments H and I of the Grand Parkway in Northeast Greater Houston, according to a press release.


Public comments on Coastal Texas Study to be reviewed, implemented

The Army Corps of Engineers and Texas General Land Office on Feb. 8 announced the public comment period on the Coastal Texas Study has closed. All comments will undergo review and be considered for the draft proposal, according to a press release.



Does Pearland have too many gas stations? Council sides with residents opposing proposed site

A Pearland property owner said was stunned by a 3-2 City Council decision on Jan. 28 blocking his plan to build a gas station and convenience store on Pearland Parkway adjacent to Independence Park—especially because the project had been approved once before.


Fort Bend County extending Missouri City, Fresno roads for new residential development

The east side of Fort Bend County will see more activity as the county prepares to extend two roads to make way for a new residential development.


As Pearland's 70-year-old rice silos come down, residents reflect on history

The Rice Drier Road silos attracted onlookers Wednesday as crews continued work to demolish the structures, one of a few remnants of Pearland's heritage that has been long neglected.


Texas lawmakers unite against Trump's potential use of Hurricane Harvey funds for border wall

More than 20 Texas lawmakers from both sides of the aisle have signed an open letter urging President Donald Trump to avoid using the $15 billion in federal funding appropriated for Hurricane Harvey relief as a means to pay for a border wall at the U.S.-Mexico border and end the ongoing government shutdown .



Federal judge denies $5 million to Shadow Creek residents over Blue Ridge Landfill odor

A federal judge has ruled that the statute of limitations bars Shadow Creek Ranch residents from seeking $5 million in damages from Blue Ridge Landfill because the odor was a factor long before the complaints arose.


Officials will consult international, local experts to refine Texas coastal barrier plan

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Texas General Land Office will soon consult officials from other countries, local experts and public comments as they refine their Coastal Texas Study , a plan to improve and protect the Texas Gulf Coast from hurricanes and other devastating storms.