11:50 AM Jan 23, 2020 CST

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.


7:48 PM Jan 16, 2020 CST

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.

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.



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.


First phase of Metropark Square nears completion; additional restaurant openings planned for spring

Work is progressing in 2020 on Metropark Square, located off of I-45 North in Shenandoah, as new storefronts are completed and opened to the public.


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.


Retail, office building nearing completion on Gosling Road

A 4,600-square-foot retail office is nearing completion near the intersection of Gosling Road and West Rayford Road



Whiskey Cake restaurant will replace demolished building off I-45

A building has been demolished to make way for a new location for farm-to-kitchen restaurant Whiskey Cake.


Regal Theater under development for 2020 opening

Several retail and commercial projects are under development in south Montgomery County


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.


Robinson Road improvement remains top Oak Ridge North priority

Solving mobility problems associated with Oak Ridge North’s main thoroughfare, Robinson Road, has been a persistent priority for city officials, residents and businesses in an effort to unlock more of the city’s development potential.



Memorial Hermann announces $250M expansion project at The Woodlands Medical Center

Project will feature new eight-story patient tower and hospital-wide renovations


Howard Hughes announces 360-unit residential development in Creekside Park

The new residential complex will be made up of six four-story buildings at Kuykendahl Road and Creekside Green Drive.


Medical plaza on Rayford Road will open in 2020

Construction on a medical plaza at 2306 Rayford Road, Spring, is progressing


FM 1488 access management study to wrap up in December; Nov. 8 survey deadline approaches

The survey asks residents to rate potential improvements—such as installing a raised median, adding bike accommodations and installing traffic signals—evaluate corridor issues and map locations in need of improvements.





Shenandoah City Council debates office building variance

On Sept. 25, Shenandoah City Council tabled a variance request for an incoming office building on IH-45 North in order to get more information on the project.


10 new tenants announced for fall, winter launches at mixed-use Metropark Square development in Shenandoah

Sam Moon Group, the developers of the mixed-use Metropark Square shopping and residential center in Shenandoah, announced estimated opening dates for 10 new tenants at the development over the coming months. The new businesses will open between November and February, according to a Sept. 18 statement, and will include restaurants, retail stores and entertainment venues.



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. 



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.




Development updates: 5 projects in The Woodlands area under construction to watch

Work on houses in the Centro community in Shenandoah is progressing, and land has been cleared for the new apartment building planned at Six Pines Drive and Timberloch Place in The Woodlands.


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.