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Dave Martin to serve as Houston mayor pro tem

For his final term representing District E on the Houston City Council, Dave Martin will also serve as mayor pro tem.


Mediterraneo Market and Cafe relocating by year's end

The restaurant’s existing location will be demolished to make room for the expansion of the nearby Houston Methodist Clear Lake Hospital.


Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner pledges to bring renewed focus on homelessness, streets, police

Mayor Turner highlighted goals related to homelessness, infrastructure, city finances and public safety in his inaugration speech.



Helen Hall Library closed after suffering water damage

Helen Hall Library will be temporarily closed until at least Jan. 6 after suffering extensive water damage Dec. 18, according to a League City press release.


D-Bat coming to Webster

The 27,000-square-foot building will include 17 batting cages, six of which will have machines capable of throwing baseballs and softballs at various speeds and locations.


Top Bay Area Impacts and business news of 2019

The Bay Area was home to several eye-catching Impacts this year. Here are the top business stories of 2019 in Clear Lake, League City and other nearby communities.


Dollar Tree opening in Seabrook

Dollar Tree plans to open a location at the site of the recently closed Palais Royal.


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TOP 10: These were the most read stories of 2019 on communityimpact.com

1. Original owners’ grandson restores roll-throwing restaurant, Potatoe Patch, to former glory


Charming Charlie making a comeback this spring

After filing for bankruptcy and shuttering its more than 260 stores in 38 states, the business will open at the Baybrook Mall in March.


Gulf Coast CBD American Shaman opens Clear Lake location

The business sells products, such as oils and creams, laced with CBD, a hemp ingredient that is said to relieve pain, reduce stress, increase focus and more.


Bay Area business features of 2019

Each month, Community Impact Newspaper publishes a feature to highlight a local business in the Bay Area. Here are the businesses we featured in 2019.



Palais Royal closing in Seabrook

The business, headquartered in Houston, sells brand name apparel, accessories, shoes, makeup, housewares and more.


Houston Methodist Clear Lake Hospital begins expansion

The hospital plans to create a new six-story medical office adjacent to the hospital.


Bay Area dining features of 2019

Each month, Community Impact Newspaper publishes a dining feature to highlight a local restaurant in the Bay Area. Here are the businesses we featured in 2019.


NanoRacks expands in Webster

The business has developed an airlock module called the Bishop that will be the first commercial airlock to operate on the International Space Station.



Absolute Volleyball Academy of Texas opening in Webster

The facility will feature eight indoor and eight outdoor courts, a physical training center, a pro shop, special viewing areas and more.


League City population continues to grow; Clear Lake population stagnates

New data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows League City’s population continues to increase by thousands each year, but Clear Lake’s population has stagnated, even decreased, in recent years.


See how housing costs, commute times and marital status stack up in Texas’ 4 largest cities

New data released Dec. 19 provides a way to compare demographics and statistics across Texas.


Aspire Allergy & Sinus coming soon to Webster

The business includes surgeons, allergists and medical providers that provide relief to those who suffer from allergies and sinus issues.



Completion of Harris County Animal Shelter’s new facility pushed to midsummer

Originally expected to open this month, Harris County’s new animal shelter is now slated to open by midsummer 2020.


League City City Council shoots down residential development proposal

League City City Council agreed with constituents Dec. 17 by voting down a proposal to rezone land near a busy intersection from general commercial to residential.


Clear Creek ISD board approves design plans for White Elementary School revisions

With the Clear Creek ISD board of trustees' approval Dec. 16, design plans for an improved White Elementary School are underway.


Reunion Court of Clear Lake coming this spring

The business will offer memory care and assisted living.