There is plenty of news happening in the Bay Area, and stories will unfold throughout the year. Here are a few stories worth keeping an eye on.
A year and a half since Hurricane Harvey, officials from Harris County, League City, Clear Lake and other Bay Area communities are doing everything they can to address flooding and drainage issues from local and regional perspectives.
Mayor Sylvester Turner on Dec. 18 announced in a press release implementation of Proposition B would begin after a court dissolved a temporary restraining order on the charter amendment.
After a 180-day delay due to right of way acquisitions and relocations, construction is set to begin in March and will take five years and four phases to complete.
Clear Creek ISD officials have met with state Sen. Larry Taylor, R-Friendswood, and state Rep. Greg Bonnen, R- Friendswood, who are supportive of CCISD’s push for legislation that would improve school safety.
Contractors will break ground on building infrastructure, which includes four main roads, in February.
City officials and the developer are preparing to sign a development agreement that would see construction of Epicenter and a new sportsplex begin. Officials have set a target date of Jan. 31.
The Army Corps and the Texas General Land Office will soon bring in international officials that have successfully implemented storm-surge barriers in other countries to assess the Texas coastal barrier plan.
The former Bay Area Regional Medical Center will open as UTMB Health Clear Lake Campus by early March.
A consultant surveyed district parents about the district’s special-education services and got a 28 percent response rate. The consultant will use the survey when putting together its recommendations by March.
As a result of a recruitment campaign, 60 League City residents applied to become League City firefighters as of mid-December.