Lake Houston | Humble | Kingwood
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Local food banks struggle to meet growing demand amid supply chain issues, inflation

More than two years after the coronavirus pandemic first hit the Greater Houston area in March 2020, food banks are still struggling to meet the growing demand for their services as volunteers are slow to return and donations become scarce.


Tomball | Magnolia
4:36 PM May 20, 2022 CDT

Property values spike locally in 2022 across Tomball, Magnolia

From 2021-22, the average market value of properties increased 21% and 29.8%, respectively, in Harris and Montgomery counties, according to data from the counties. In comparison, the average market value for properties has risen no more than 15.4% year over year within Harris County and no more than 11.2% in Montgomery County in the years prior since 2010.


Tomball | Magnolia

New CTE courses, Lone Star College programs keep up with workforce needs in Tomball, Magnolia

Educators in Tomball and Magnolia are expanding opportunities to prepare students for local workforce needs with new career and technical education pathways and postsecondary programs launching this fall as well as the Lone Star College-Magnolia Center in the works.



Bay Area

Bay Area struggles with supply chain issues, employment gaps

It has been over two years since the COVID-19 pandemic started in the Houston area, and Bay Area business owners said they continue to feel the effects on supply chains, inflation and labor shortages.


Cy-Fair

Houston metro projected to fully recover jobs lost in pandemic, avoid recession in 2022

Patrick Jankowski from the Greater Houston Partnership provided an update on the economic status of the Houston metro and provided insight into recent claims of impending recession.


Conroe | Montgomery

Property values spike across Conroe, Montgomery in 2022

The average market value of properties in Montgomery County spiked 29.8% from 2021-22, according to data from the Montgomery Central Appraisal District. In comparison, the average market value for properties with homestead exemptions has increased no more than 11% year over year in Montgomery County since 2011.


Spring | Klein

Spring oil and gas job creation lags as prices at the pump rise

While Greater Houston-area employment has been rising since early 2021 and the price of oil has spiked in recent months, local oil and gas jobs—particularly in manufacturing—have dawdled behind, industry experts said.



Pearland | Friendswood

Pearland launches innovation hub aiming to connect small businesses, entrepreneurs in city

The city of Pearland is seeking to connect and aid local business owners and entrepreneurs.


Bay Area

Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership: Future of southeast Houston's economy is bright

Despite inflation, rising gas prices and increasing property values straining Houston residents’ wallets, the Bay Area’s economy is in a great spot, said Dan Seal, executive director of special initiatives for the Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership.


The Woodlands

Market Street navigates retail challenges with new slate of offerings in 2022

Market Street officials have announced new openings for vacancies that have occurred in the past two years, including a new entertainment venue, retailers and high-end restaurants.


Lake Houston | Humble | Kingwood

Partnership Lake Houston CEO set to resign June 5

Lance LaCour first joined Partnership Lake Houston, which functions as a chamber of commerce and economic development entity in the Lake Houston area, as its president of economic development in November before being appointed CEO in January.



Sugar Land | Missouri City

Supply chain remains challenge for local businesses

A local look inside business supply chain challenges


Cy-Fair

Multifamily development grows in Cy-Fair’s competitive housing market

Developers in the Cy-Fair area have seen an increase in demand for multifamily housing as single-family homes are quickly taken off of the market. Real estate experts said apartment complexes have taken advantage of this opportunity and increased rent prices, which is starting to impact the pocketbooks of renters.


Katy

Houston Community College-Katy prepares to open new campus

A brand new proximity between Houston Community College-Katy and University of Houston-Victoria at Katy is expected to not only benefit the student community, but also provide an economic boost on the local workforce in Katy, local officials said.


Lake Houston | Humble | Kingwood

Lake Houston-area parents battle rising child care costs as industry faces challenges

Families in the Lake Houston area are facing rising child care costs, while local early education schools are grappling with inflated supply costs due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.



Katy

215 acres in Brookshire for new residential community purchased by Bold Fox Development

On April 25, Bold Fox Development acquired approximately 215 acres of land in Brookshire for a new residential community. The property is located near Gassner Road and FM 362, about 1 mile north of I-10. 


Katy

Katy City Council denies request to rezone 17 acres of residential land for commercial use, urged by residents and city officials

Katy's Planning and Zoning Commission is looking to reform "antiquated" zoning ordinances ahead of developing a Future Land Use Plan map and projections.


Sugar Land | Missouri City

UH College of Technology prepares for move to Sugar Land

Check out the latest on the UH College of Technology as it continues its full move to its Sugar Land campus.


Sugar Land | Missouri City

Tesla START program kicks off

Take a look into Texas State Technical College's Tesla START program and how it produces Tesla technicians.



Katy

Katy City Council accepts proposed map to redistrict electoral boundaries of wards A and B, schedules public hearing

The city of Katy is moving forward with its efforts to redistrict wards A and B to comply with the "one man, one vote" rule as mandated by the United States Constitution and Voting Rights Act.


The Woodlands

Local entities feel the effects of inflation in The Woodlands area

Over the past year, food and energy costs across the Greater Houston region, including The Woodlands, have seen the largest increase over a 12-month period since 1982, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.


Spring | Klein

Klein ISD trustees approve resolution authorizing early signing retention incentive payments

Employees must sign by 11:59 p.m. on April 20 to qualify for the $250 or $500 payments.


Lake Houston | Humble | Kingwood

East Montgomery County Improvement District announces proposed 200,000-square-foot conference center in New Caney

The East Montgomery County Improvement District Board of Directors announced in an April 6 news release that the district is proposing to build a $108 million, 200,000-square-foot conference center.



Pearland | Friendswood

Businesses in Pearland, Friendswood adjusting to changing economy, rising gas prices

It has been two years since the COVID-19 pandemic started, and Pearland and Friendswood business owners continue to feel the effects.


Katy

Data trends show 'irrational' increase in 2022 market value of residential properties in Fort Bend County

Market trends show the appraised value of residential properties in Fort Bend County increasing rapidly, despite record lows in property inventory and interest rates, according to Jordan Weiss, chief appraiser for the Fort Bend Central Appraisal District.