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Official: Raveneaux Country Club deal expected to close in late January without further Commissioners Court action

According to the HCFCD, the action taken by Harris County Commissioners Court earlier this month both authorized and approved the acquisition, meaning the deal is expected to close by Jan. 30 without another vote.


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Cagle: Goal of Raveneaux acquisition is not to put an ‘ugly hole in the ground’

“The goal is to create something more along the lines of Kickerillo [Mischer Preserve] with beautiful park amenities—little fishing piers, boat launches and walking trails that go around it,” Cagle said.

Apartments and more to break ground in Springwoods Village

Following corporate developments and amenity additions in 2019, Springwoods Village, a 2,000-acre master-planned community located west of I-45 and north of Spring Stuebner Road, is expected to see construction of its third multifamily community, the groundbreaking of a new corporate campus, and dining and retail openings in 2020.



Golf course to detention basin: Harris County Flood Control District set to acquire Raveneaux Country Club by late January

Pending final approval by the Harris County Commissioners Court, the Harris County Flood Control District hopes to acquire the 27.63 acres that encompass Raveneaux Country Club facility by the end of January.


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.


As restoration of The Centrum continues 2 years post-Harvey, local performing arts organizations long for dedicated venue in Spring, Klein

More than two years after Hurricane Harvey flooded The Centrum with more than three feet of water, restoration of the performing arts venue continues, while many of the local arts organizations that used the facility are feeling its absence.


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.



Family-owned farms survive decades of development in Spring, Klein

Hidden off a dirt road offshoot of the bustling four-lane traffic on Spring Cypress Road and nestled between a storage facility and a three-story apartment complex is Atkinson Farms—a four-generation family farm that has been growing produce in Harris County since 1923.


Greenspoint makes progress despite bleak public perception

Locally referred to as “Gunspoint” due to its high crime, Greater Greenspoint—the area where I-45 and Beltway 8 intersect—has made strides  in economic development and public safety in the past few years, officials said. Now, Greenspoint leaders said their biggest challenge is tackling the lingering negative public perception.


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. 


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.


Here's the latest on 5 residential projects under construction in the Spring, Klein area

A number of single-family neighborhoods, senior living facilities, duplexes and apartment complexes are under construction in the Spring and Klein area as of mid-June.


Chasewood Crossing Three nearing completion on Hwy. 249

Construction is nearing completion on Chasewood Crossing Three, a class A office building located at 19350 Hwy. 249, Houston, and the building is slated to be ready for tenant build-out in July. The six-story, 156,000-square-foot building will feature approximately 26,000 square feet per floor in “slab” condition, allowing tenants complete freedom in designing their office spaces.


Development in The Vintage draws concern over flooding

Updated 12 p.m. June 19: The story has been updated from its original version to clarify that the comment regarding Cypress Creek Cultural District facilities not being rebuilt if they flood again is only the perspective of one source. A representative from the Barbara Bush Branch Library, for example, has stated the library will be rebuilt if it floods again.



Spring ISD selects name for new stadium, community center

Spring ISD’s new stadium will be named Planet Ford Stadium, according to a Spring ISD June 6 news release .


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.


Hurricane Harvey-damaged homes in Harris County could see up to 21 percent appraisal bump this year

Harris County homes that sustained damage during Hurricane Harvey could see up to a 21% increase in appraised value this year.



Grand Texas to open waterpark, adventure park attractions May 25 for Memorial Day weekend

Grand Texas’ first two attractions, Big Rivers Waterpark and Gator Bayou Adventure Park, will open for its inaugural season May 25. Located near the intersection of Hwy. 59 and Hwy. 242 in New Caney, the 632-acre park is set to also feature a waterpark, an adventure park, a theme park as well as retail space and a Sportsplex upon completion.


INTERACTIVE: See renovations underway at Wunsche Bros. Cafe & Saloon

Construction has begun at Old Town Spring's historic Wunsche Bros. Cafe & Saloon in preparation for the restaurant's anticipated reopening in the fall.


American Airlines to invest in new line maintenance station at George Bush Intercontinental Airport

American Airlines flights at George Bush Intercontinental Airport may soon be more frequent for the summer season due to an investment from the airline.


NewQuest Properties re-evaluating site plan for Grand Parkway Town Center in Tomball to bring mixed-use development

NewQuest Properties is re-evaluating its use of the site for the proposed Grand Parkway Town Center shopping center in Tomball, potentially revising the site to combine retail, office and medical space as a mixed-use development, Vice President Austin Alvis said. He said NewQuest is re-evaluating the proposed shopping center because of a slowdown in the grocery market—including Kroger and Sam's Club, previously slated to be anchor tenants for the Grand Parkway Town Center.



Bridgestone Municipal Utility District to break ground on new facility April 27

Bridgestone Municipal Utility District will break ground on its new administration facility at 19720 Kuykendahl Road, Spring, on April 27. The facility will house spaces for the MUD, the water district management and Harris County Precinct 4, and will feature a general assembly space.


La Torretta Lake Resort & Spa to transform into Margaritaville Resort on Lake Conroe

Margaritaville Resort is making its way to Lake Conroe, the resort’s parent company, Margaritaville Holdings, announced in a news release April 4.