Officials said Beacon Hill will help spur future growth in the city of Waller and in the surrounding area.
Furloughed, unemployed and underemployed Harris County residents could be eligible for one of 17 training programs.
Citing economic strain due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, ExxonMobil officials announced in a press release Oct. 29 plans to lay off approximately 1,900 employees primarily at its management offices in Houston.
However, failing to further develop a talent pipeline in medical expertise would lead to job losses, the report notes.
Harris County establishes $10M Early Childhood Impact Fund, selects organizations to administer additional $7.3M in assistance
Approximately $17.3 million in assistance programs will soon be available to Harris County residents in need, thanks to three programs recently established by the Harris County Commissioners Court.
While the Greater Houston area has seen a glut of office space for the last six years, Patrick Jankowski said the industrial buildup has happened more in the past year and a half.
Debates are underway in Congress right now over the next stimulus package, including if and how more forgiveable loans will be made available to business owners.
Economic insecurity due to the pandemic is leading to an uptick in food insecurity among Cy-Fair residents. See how local organizations are addressing the issue.
Despite a decline in weekly claims, the state reported a 200% year-over-year increase in Harris County the third week of September.
The city of Jersey Village is looking to adopt a lower property tax rate for the 2020-21 fiscal year, but one that will also raise more revenue because of rising property values.
Rents for high-end Class A properties averaged $1,463 in August, the lowest such level in over two years.
Several taxing entities in Harris County and Cy-Fair have either recently adopted or are preparing to adopt tax rates for the 2020-21 fiscal year. This year, the coronavirus pandemic could force districts to make tough decisions.
Cy-Fair ISD board members unanimously voted to approve a tax rate of $1.3555 for 2020-21, a decrease from last year’s $1.37 rate.
Every fall, taxing entities across Texas plan their budgets for the coming fiscal year, a process that involves setting the tax rate based on how much money staff thinks the entity will need. A new state law going into effect Jan. 1 has complicated the process for cities, counties and taxing districts this year.
The city of Jersey Village plans to embark on several major capital projects over the next few years that city officials said are intended to refresh the city’s look and boost its reputation.
With Harris County commissioners poised to adopt the first tax rate increase the county has seen since 1996, court Democrats and Republicans remained at odds following the first public hearing on the proposed increase Sept. 20. In the wake of Tropical Depression Imelda, disaster recovery was also at the top of mind for people on both sides of the debate.
Correction: The original version of this post stated the maintenance and operations rate was $1.44 in 2018-19 and has since been updated to reflect the M&O rate was $1.04.
Correction: An earlier version of the "Top Tax Rates" graphic listed tax rates in reverse order. The graphic has been updated with the correct tax rates for each year.
Editor's note: This post has been updated to clarify the 8.25% sales tax charge refers to the state and local charges.
Cy-Fair ISD’s board of trustees officially adopted a $992.3 million budget for the 2019-20 fiscal year Thursday, June 27. The budget includes a $27.5 million deficit, according to the district’s incoming Chief Financial Officer Karen Smith.
After weeks of conversations between the Texas House and Senate, lawmakers reached a compromise on an $11.6 billion plan that will change the way public school districts, including Cy-Fair ISD, are funded statewide.
Correction: An earlier version of this story listed rental rates as per square foot per month. The actual rates are per square foot per year.
As state Legislature works to reform school finance, Cy-Fair ISD could adopt another deficit budget in 2019-20
Based on preliminary estimates, Cy-Fair ISD officials plan to adopt a $990 million budget next month for the 2019-20 fiscal year, including a $4 million budget deficit.
As hurricane season approaches in Texas, state Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced a statewide sales tax holiday this weekend, April 27-29, on emergency preparedness supplies.